Be a Table Captain at the 2021 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, or representative from a business, community organization 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 which is 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.
QYLA is a program of the Queer Youth Task Force of Santa Cruz County, a fiscally sponsored agent of The Diversity Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the LGBTIQ community of Santa Cruz County.
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, then:
- The best invitation for your guests is a personal one. Invite them in person, by telephone or even e-mail.
- QYLA can provide you with sample invitation language, or 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.
- Submit the names. Any changes to your table list is easy to make with our form.
Our goal for 2020 is to have 25 Table Captains! We invite you to join us this year as a table captain and be a champion for the youth in our community!
I’d like to be a Table Captain!