Be a Table Captain at the 2017 Queer Youth Leadership Awards
Being a Table Captain is one of the most impactful ways you can influence the success of QYLA. Any individual, couple, company or group can be a Table Captain.
What is a Table Captain?
A Table Captain invites nine other people to join them at their table to honor, celebrate and learn more about Santa Cruz County’s queer youth leaders. Family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues make excellent potential guests.
Why should I be a Table Captain?
Not only do you raise money to support QYLA efforts, your friends will appreciate you for bringing them together for this cause. You are giving them the opportunity to support our mission of bringing visibility to caring and confident youth leaders. By bringing new people to this event, you are expanding our community of supporters essential to the growth and stability of our programs. Our goal is for you to feel very proud of your connection to QYLA and of your role as a Table Captain.
What if I can’t fill a table?
There is no need to worry if you can’t fill your table. We usually have individuals who need seats and can help you fill your table, or you can choose to co-captain a table with a friend.
What is the suggested process of organizing a table?
Filling your table begins with extending the invitation. The best invitation for your guests is a personal one. Invite them in person, by telephone or even e-mail. QYLA will provide you with sample invitation language and electronic invitations. When a guest accepts your invitation, follow up with phone calls and/or emails to re-confirm their attendance prior to the event.
Our goal for 2017 is to have 20 Table Captains! We invite you to join us this year as a table captain and a champion for the youth in our community!
If you have questions about being a Table Captain or would like to learn more about the QYLA, please contact Stuart Rosenstein at email or (831) 427-4004.
I’d like to be a Table Captain!