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Gala

Here's looking at you Priory....

The desert is calling you to Nightfall in Casablanca at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club on March 18, 2023. With more than 300 parents, teachers, and staff in attendance, the evening will include cocktails, a seated dinner, a wine raffle, a Live Auction, and our important Fund-a-Future campaign. Then the night gets rolling and the dancing begins until it's time to put your camels to bed

We are looking forward to seeing you on March 18th!

Hayley Parr, Beth Heron & Najwa Tamer
2023 Gala Chairs

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  • Consider Underwriting

    Be a Nightfall in Casablanca underwriter. 
     
    Each Gala is the result of the contributions of time and resources from many members of our community. An important form of support is through underwriting to help offset the cost of the party. This year we have two different and exciting underwriting levels to offer. 
     
    Midnight at the Oasis
    At this $2,500 underwriting level, you will receive:
        2 tickets to the Nightfall in Casablanca Gala
    6 Moroccan Tea glasses
    Assorted Moroccan Teas
    Homemade Mamoul treats & tea cookies
    Recognition on our website

    Rock The Casbah
    At this $5,000 underwriting level, you will receive
     2 tickets to the Nightfall in Casablanca Gala
    6 Moroccan Tea glasses
    Assorted Moroccan Teas
    Homemade Mamoul treats & tea cookies
    Bottle of Champagne
    Recognition on our website and at the Gala
     
    Please consider becoming an underwriter. By helping us cover expenses, you can help ensure that every dollar we raise goes directly back to the school.  
     
    If you would like to underwrite at one of these two levels (or at another level that is comfortable to you), click here
  • Here's Looking at You Priory- What to Expect

    Nightfall in Casablanca will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club. With more than 300 parents, teachers, and staff in attendance, the evening will include cocktails, a seated dinner, a wine raffle, our Live Auction including Fund-a-Future and dancing.
  • Nightfall in Casablanca Wish List

    Searching for Auction Items!
    We hope to offer lots of and exotic locales for Nightfall in Casablanca. Here are some examples of what do well: 
    • Vacation Homes in Hawaii, Mexico, Napa and Carmel
    • Hotel Stays & Weekend Getaways
    • Tickets to Concerts, Sporting Games, Symphony or Musicals
    • Special Access to Wineries and Backstage Passes
    • Access to Private Chefs and Private Aviation
    • Once in Lifetime Memory Moments
    • Jewelry 
    • Restaurant and Spa Gift Certificates
    • Golf Foursomes at Country Clubs 
    • Special Wine & Spirits
    • Count Me-In Parties for Adults and Kids
    Ready to donate now, click here!
  • Dress to Impress

    What to wear? 
    Cocktail dress for Rick’s Cafe? White Dinner jacket like Bogey? Fez or caftans? Anything goes! Whether you’re dressed for the desert or a night on the town, just come ready for a thrilling night.

    To get you inspired, we’ve put together a lookbook with some ideas.

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  • Invitations & Registration

    Nightfall in Casablanca Gala invitations will be mailed in early February.
    Our Silent Auction will be entirely online, so it’s essential to register if you want to get your hands on our extraordinary offerings like vacation homes, fine wines, and sports tickets.  Our Silent Auction will open on Wednesday March 15th and close on Monday March 20th.
  • How Seating Works

    Gather your friends and create your table of ten.  If you don’t wish to form a table of ten, we will do our best to seat you with parents from your grade(s).
  • How Does the Wine Raffle Work

    It's a whole new world! Instantly upgrade your wine cellar with just one raffle ticket. We will offer six opportunities for you to win one of our wine groupings. Each group will include five bottles, each bottle will be 90 points or above on the Parker scale. 
    The more you buy, the more chances you’ll have to win.

    – 1 ticket for $100
    – 3 tickets for $250
    – 7 tickets for $500 
    – 15 tickets for $1,000

    You will have an opportunity to buy your wine raffle tickets when you register to attend, and at any time up until the afternoon of the Gala. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to upgrade your own personal wine collection. 
  • Bidding – Strategize Ahead of Time

    Our Silent Auction catalog is online only. In mid-March, those who’ve registered will get a link to the online catalog for their perusal. Start your bidding strategy then -- and don’t forget to save some of your budget for Fund-A-Future.

    On Wednesday, March 15th, you will receive an email and/or text that allows you to start bidding on Silent Auction items until Monday March 20th. 

    There are three ways to bid on silent items. 
    • A traditional bid: place a fixed-amount bid on an item, and you will be notified through the bidding app on your phone if your bid has been exceeded by another bidder.
    • Buy It Now: allows you to purchase an item right away for a fixed price, rather than bid on it. Once you Buy It Now, that item is no longer up for auction, and is yours.  Many of the silent items will have Buy It Now pricing.
    • Max Bid: you set a maximum bid for yourself, and the system will automatically bid in your favor until that max bid is reached. If your bid is lower than another bidder’s highest max bid on that package, you will be prompted to enter a higher bid. Many silent items will have Max Bid pricing.

    For live items, there will be bid paddles at your table for you to hold up during the Live Auction.
  • Bidding With Friends

    Often groups of friends decide to bid on an item together; this happens often with “buy the whole” parties or live items. If you want to purchase an item with friends, reach out to your friends before the Gala to form a syndicate. Prior to bidding, agree on who is in the group and the maximum you are all willing to pay for the item. You can be a member of more than one group as long as you aren’t the lead bidder and you don’t share the maximum bid of the groups you’re participating in. The “lead bidder” does the bidding, and the cost of the item is split between the group members.  
  • Support Priory's Fund A Future

    Our Fund-A-Future campaign secures resources for our financial aid fund. Did you know that one in six students receives financial assistance at Priory? During the Live Auction, you can hold up your paddle at different donation levels to support financial aid.  We hope you will support this vital and cherished part of the evening.
Rock the Casbah

Kate Sandrini Dietzen 
Wendy & Tim McAdam
Emily & Brian Melton
Lorraine Twohill & Peter Davis

Midnight at the Oasis

Emily & Lance Conn
Hayley & Sam Parr
The Thomas Family

Contact

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  • Photo of Stephanie Kruse

    Stephanie Kruse 

    Associate Director of Events and Engagement
    (650) 851-6101
    SMU - BA

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