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TABLE CAPTAIN or HOST RESPONSIBILITIES

Table Captains and Table Hosts represent the entire spectrum of diversity and support for the equality cause in the Arizona communities from Avondale to Yuma. A Table Host purchases a table and invites attendees to come.  A Table Captain invites their friends, family and sphere of influence to come and participate in the elegant Dinner Evening. 

Table Hosts use the evening to invite friends, families, business peers, clients or vendors as a way to connect over a cause and entertain in a special environment.  They can purchase a table for $2,250 or they can purchase a table for $3,000 with VIP access.

Table Captains use their best efforts to sell a full table of 10 seats within their circle of influence.  This ensures a successful fundraiser for the equality movement and growth for additional participants who might not have known about this event or the work that is being done.  The fiscal responsibility is limited to buying their own tickets for the Dinner.  If all the tickets are not sold at the table, the Dinner committee will help place members at the table.

Take advantage of Early-Bird Pricing by purchasing or encouraging your guest to purchase their tickets by January 31, 2018. All Table Hosts and Captains who purchase/sell their tables by January 31 will receive two complimentary VIP reception tickets.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR TABLE CAPTAINS

Begin By Organizing a Table

Make a list of a perfect dinner party attendees and extend the invitation.  Invite friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, or whomever else you feel may have an interest in the equality movement. The best invitation for your guests is a personal one from you. Invite them in person, by telephone, or e-mail. We have included a sample letter highlighting the points to discuss, feel free to personalize it using your own words and communication style.

Plan to start as soon as you get the save the date.  This will help you be a better Table captain as well as get your guests to start signing up.  Don’t delay giving your guests the event information. Start Early! Calendars fill up quickly. Getting on schedules earlier gives you the highest likelihood of successfully filling your table. Even if they don’t buy the tickets right away, your potential guests will be aware of the dinner and of your desire to have them attend.

Why Guests Should Attend

2018 is a key year in politics.  HRC helps to influence legislation at the national, regional and local levels. Marriage, Workplace, and Community Equality are all key HRC issues.

By Attending the Dinner, you not only help reinforce a strong sense of pride in our community, but also provide critical financial support for HRC to continue its mission. Our Arizona Dinner serves as a critical fundraiser for HRC Arizona, putting money and boots here in the Local  campaign for equality.

The best reason to attend is that it is a night to remember.  Elegant, entertaining and acknowledging the people who make a difference in the fight for equality.  There is a Silent Auction component with wonderful items to bid on, to win (from First Edition Art, to Staycations, to wine, to trips and jewelry), you also get to be shoulder to shoulder with inspiring people, doing amazing things.  Above all else, you make a difference in the fight for LGBT equality.

Getting your guests at your table

When your guests go to sign up at the ticket website, have them choose your Table Name from the pull-down menu in the “check out” section of Box Office Tickets when they are purchasing their tickets for the HRC Arizona Dinner. A seat is only reserved by purchasing a ticket for the Dinner.

So, Interested in signing up to be a Table Captain or Host?

If you have any questions about the Table Captain process, just contact one of our Table Captain Co-Chairs.

If you’re ready to become a table captain or host, complete and submit this form. In your message indicate your preference for Host or Captain and provide a name for your table to help family and friends identify your table.

Sample Ask Letter/Email

Dear Friend,

I would like to invite you to participate in something not only important to me, but also important to our community; I have signed up to be a table Captain/Host for the annual 2018 Human Rights Campaign Arizona Dinner and Auction on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.  If you’ve been to one of HRC’s dinners in the past, you know what a fun, inspiring, and empowering event it is, and I’m sure this year will also be great.  As a table Captain/Host, I have committed to filling the 10 seats at the table, and would love to have you join us.

As you know, HRC is the country’s largest organization working for full equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.  The sweeping victories of pro-LGBT candidates in recent election cycles, incredible movement on gay rights within corporate America, and marriage equality becoming a reality in numerous states across the nation, are all successes HRC has fought for over the past few years.  There is much more information available at HRC’s website, www.hrc.org.  This Arizona dinner is critical for raising funds to support this work.

Please join us.  Tickets to the Arizona Dinner often sell out quickly, so please let me know as soon as possible if you’ll be able to join me.  Take advantage of early-bird pricing and purchase your tickets by January 31, 2018. Early-bird General Admission tickets are $200 per person or $225 beginning February 1st.You can purchase them through Enter website name or by calling Box Office Tickets at 800-494-8497. Please make sure to select me as your table captain or look for my table name: ENTER TABLE NAME HERE during the check-out process either online or on the phone.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of our friends, families, and communities.

Best,