Table Captain 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Table Captain for the Virginia Mason Dreambuilders! You play a vital role by inviting your friends to join you at this event who want to support Virginia Mason or learn more about us. We have created a toolkit below with email templates, and answers to frequently asked questions to make this a seamless experience for you. Please let us know if you have any questions.

29th Annual Virginia Mason Dreambuilders
5:30 p.m. - Midnight
The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom

Invite Others

Consider who in your circles may be inspired by our mission and work. Who are the people in your life who are drawn to important causes, and want to participate? 

Inform about Our Work

We are pleased that this year’s Dreambuilders is benefitting Telehealth at Virginia Mason! Telehealth is the remote delivery of healthcare service using technology to enhance patient access, by moving healthcare from traditional bricks and mortar (hospital and clinics) to virtual care that can happen in a patient's home or in a rural setting in local healthcare facilities. Telehealth can offer patients the right care, at the right time, with the right team. By providing greater access, patients will not be required to travel, as they can see the specialist they need from their home or from their local clinic. 

Table Captain FAQs

This is my first time being a table captain.  Where do I start?

It's easy! Each table can accommodate 10 people. Start by thinking about your colleagues, friends, and family members who you believe care about transforming healthcare. We recommend reaching out to anyone who may want to learn more about Virginia Mason and invite them to an incredible evening at Dreambuilders. We have created email templates for you to send. If you need additional tables, that’s great too!

If your guests are unable to attend but would like to donate, you can bring their donations with you to the event, ask them to donate online, or mail checks them to: Virginia Mason Foundation PO Box 1930 Seattle, WA 98111.

How do I invite guests?

We have created multiple versions of the invitation so you can invite guests in the way that is most natural for you: face-to-face, over the phone, or via email, mailed invitation or social media. 

If you need printed invitations, please contact events@virginiamason.org and we can provide them.

Once I have my guests’ names, where do I start?

The easiest way is to register them all at once at event registration. Once your guests are registered, we will communicate important need-to-knows as the event draws nearer! If guests are paying for their own seat at your table, please ask them to register online and indicate they would like to be seated with you. 

Or gather your guests’ names, email addresses, and any dietary restrictions they may have, and email it to events@virginiamason.org. 

What if I have a partially filled table?

No problem! Once you've secured your table via event registration, you can always email us at events@virginiamason.org with names as you get them! Just make sure to include their full names, email addresses, and any dietary restrictions they may have. 

If you are not able to fill your table completely, we will work with you to accommodate whatever number of guests you have. If you anticipate having a partially filled table, please email events@virginiamason.org so we can arrange to fill any open seats.

Will I need to send more details to my guests prior to the event?

A few days prior to Dreambuilders we encourage you to remind your table guests that the dinner is coming up and you’re excited to see them there—but know that once your guests are registered, they’ll get an email from Virginia Mason with all the details they need.

QUESTIONS? Please contact the events staff at the Virginia Mason Foundation at events@virginiamason.org or (206) 223-7521.