Become a Table Captain
Table Captains are the backbone of ensuring a successful dinner. As the official recruiters and promoters for the dinner, we partner with our Table Captains to help spread the word about the work of HRC to encourage friends, family, and colleagues to purchase tickets to attend the dinner. Any individual, partners/couple, company, affinity group, or charity group can serve as a Table Captain. Each table seats a maximum of 10 guests.
IMPORTANT: Table Captains are NOT financially obligated to pre-purchase seats and there is NO penalty for not filling the table - just try your best!
Benefits of Being a Table Captain
All Table Captains that sell 10 tickets receive the following benefits:
- Four bottles of complimentary wine at your table
- Opportunity to stand and be recognized during the dinner
- Your name listed on the invitation and in the program book
- Two tickets to the VIP reception prior to the dinner
- HRC Volunteer Pin
The more tables you sell, the more benefits you enjoy!
Organize a Table
Filling your table begins with extending an invitation. Invite friends, family, neighbors, colleagues—whomever you feel may have an interest. The best invitations occur in person, over the phone, or via e-mail, but feel free to invite your friends over social media, too!
Don’t wait until the last minute. Getting on people's schedules earlier gives you the highest likelihood of successfully filling your table. Even if they don’t buy their tickets right away, your potential guests will be aware of the dinner and of your desire to have them attend.
We've even created a sample letter to make it easy for you...
Why Your Guests Should Attend
Let your invitees know this is a vital year for LGBT equality. Given the powerful political, corporate, and individual relationships HRC has built over the years, we are uniquely positioned to influence legislation at the national, regional, and local levels.
Attending the gala not only reinforces a strong sense of pride in our community, but also provides critical financial support for HRC to continue its mission — the SF Bay Area Gala serves as a crucial fundraiser for Human Rights Campaign.
Beyond making an impact on our future, the dinner is a fun and energizing evening. The silent auction has some wonderful items to bid on; including travel packages, artwork, and one-of-a-kind experiences. The people at your table, and throughout the event, will be great company. Plus, they’ll walk away from the evening knowing that they’re making an impact on equality for the LGBT community.