Dreambuilders' Ball

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear to Dreambuilders' Ball and what will be served?

Dreambuilders' Ball is a black tie event. Gentlemen, grab your tux or suit; ladies, slip in to a beautiful cocktail dress or ball gown. Don't forget your dancing shoes! 

Where do I park?

Non-hosted valet parking is available at The Westin Seattle via 6th Avenue. Self-parking is available at the Westin Building Garage at 2010 5th Avenue, connected to the Westin Seattle by a pedestrian sky bridge.

How much are tickets to the event and what does that include?

Tables of 10 seats may be purchased for $4,000 each; individual tickets are available for $400 each. Your ticket includes an exceptional gourmet dinner designed by the Westin Hotel Seattle chef, specialty cocktails, access to amazing auction packages, live entertainment and dancing! This year we are offering a selection of entrees--your server will take your order at your table. Preview the menu here

Are ticket purchases tax-deductible?

The fair market value of each ticket is $125; the balance of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for your tax records. Virginia Mason Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. Our tax ID is 91-1351110.

Where do I submit my guest's names?

Please submit your guest's names and email addresses using our online form.  

Who should I notify regarding any special needs such as dietary restrictions, wheelchair access, etc.?

You may submit this information through our online form, or call Mary Ann Lambert at 206-583-6514 or email

Can I stay overnight at the Westin? Do you have an event rate?

Yes! We have secured a special rate for our event guests to stay at the Westin after the ball when reservations are made by April 14. A personalized Westin website for Dreambuilders' Ball is available to book your reservation, or call 1-888-627-8513. 

Can I bid on items if I’m not able to attend the event?

Yes! Our team is pleased to accommodate any absentee (proxy) bidders that wish to participate in the auction. Proxy bids may be placed up until 3:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, May 12. Proxy bidders must review and complete our proxy bid form and policies. Please call (206) 223-7521 to request more information.

How can I support Dreambuilders' Ball if I'm unable to attend?

Consider donating online to support the Neuroscience Institute at Virginia Mason if you cannot attend Dreambuilders' Ball.