TAF 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center

About the Varsity Luncheon

About the Varsity Luncheon

The TAF approach to learning calls for a TAF approach to luncheons that you won’t want to miss. Join us on March 8th for the 2017 TAF Varsity Luncheon.

The Luncheon is an annual TAF tradition, an event highlighting our organization’s commitment to transforming public education in the State of Washington, equipping our students and educators through our award-winning project-based learning approach to STEM education: STEMbyTAF.

The Varsity Luncheon showcases what it means to provide students with a 21st-century education: empowering them to create the world they envision – personally, communally, nationally, and globally.

So, What’s Different This Year?

We’ve got an exciting, enjoyable and engaging experience planned. The Luncheon will offer a first-hand, meaningful look into how STEMbyTAF works. You’ll have an opportunity to understand what STEMbyTAF means to the students and educators who benefit from it. Most importantly you’ll have the chance to learn how you can partner to continue the work of creating more equitable access and outcomes for Washington’s students.

You’ll have an opportunity to get up close and personal by hearing from our students and teachers directly, through a series of thought-provoking, engaging mini-expos.

From students to staff, administrators, faculty and of course TAF Co-founder and Executive Director Trish Millines Dziko, the 2017 Varsity Luncheon will give you a glimpse into what is possible when education and innovation merge, the STEMbyTAF way.

Be a Table Captain

Be a Table Captain

What is a Table Captain?

Table Captains are partner-ambassadors for our Varsity Luncheon event. As a Table Captain, you’ll invite people you know are interested in TAF’s mission, programs, and public education to hear directly from our students, teachers, and the community about TAF’s impact.

What does a Table Captain do?

As a Table Captain, you’ll work to fill 10 seats marked by a college-style pennant bearing your or your company’s name/logo. Guests will take their place in designated seating, organized by Table Captain. Everyone will receive additional seating information before the event.

When can I start inviting guests?

Registration is already open so you can start now! Your designated seating will accommodate up to 12 guests, including yourself. You’re responsible for filling 10 seats, but we’ve thrown in a few extra just in case you’d like to invite more guests. We’re looking forward to full house, which means a full table!

Reach out to your friends and family; community leaders and advocates; co-workers and school administrators – anyone you know who believes in, and would be willing to support equality and equity public education materially. Although our luncheon is free, the suggested minimum donation per guest is $150, which will help us reach our event fundraising goal.

We want to make inviting guests as easy as possible. As our Table Captain and partner-ambassador, we’ll provide you with an event kit containing all the materials to make the recruiting process simpler.


Here are a few downloadable items to help you have a successful Row Captain experience:

Guest Invitation Email Template

Save The Date PDF

Guest List Tracker

Sponsor Our Event

Be a Sponsor

Whether you’re an organization or individual, there are plenty of opportunities for you to partner with TAF, Sponsor our Event and support STEM education the STEMbyTAF way.

Here’s how:

Corporate Sponsorship

We offer a variety of sponsorship packages to help you reach your goals of supporting STEM education, investing in the STEM industry pipeline, and meeting your company’s marketing and exposure objectives.

For more information about our Corporate Sponsorship options, please contact TAF Corporate Development Officer, Tyrone Cunningham, at tyronec@techaccess.org or 206-725-9095;122.

Individual Event Contribution

We offer several options for our supporters can fund key components of our Varsity Luncheon event. It’s a great way for you to support our students and for us to recognize your generosity in front of our supporters.

To learn more about specific contributor opportunities, please contact TAF Corporate Development Officer, Tyrone Cunningham, at tyronec@techaccess.org or 206-725-9095;122.



Here are even more ways our supporters can give to TAF and our programming:

Feel compelled to contribute to TAF’s work? Make a one-time, online contribution today.

If you’d like to send your gift to TAF, please mail to:

Technology Access Foundation
605 SW 108th Street
Seattle, WA 98146


If you’d like to donate a portion of your shares to TAF, please reach out to us at development@techaccess.org or call 206-725-9095;105.

Many companies offer employee gift-matching programs. Select the gift-match option when donating, and be sure to submit the receipt to your employer. You can also commit to matching a specific percentage or dollar amount of Varsity Luncheon donations.

We’re always looking for STEM Expo judges, mentors, guest speakers, and more to connect our vibrant community of professional with TAF students. Contact Stephana Sneed at stephanas@techaccess.org to learn about how you can get involved.

We’ve got tons of creative students in need of a wide array of resources from markers to maker spaces. From camping items you no longer need to left-over items from a recent renovation – we can probably use them!

With our new Saghalie expansion, we are always looking for technology partners to outfit our classrooms and labs for the 21st-century education TAF students need. For more information on how you can become a TAF Technology and Resource partner contact us at development@techaccess.org.

Location & Directions

Location & Directions

The 2017 TAF Varsity Luncheon at Fisher Pavilion on the Seattle Center campus.

Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109


From South Seattle:
Take I-5 N to Mercer St. (exit 167)
Continue on Mercer St. Drive to Harrison St.

End at Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109


From North Seattle:
Take I-5 S to Mercer St. (exit 167)
Continue on Mercer St. Drive to Harrison St.

End at Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Parking and Transportation Information 

Parking Garages (Pay):
1st Avenue North Garage
5th Avenue North Garage
Mercer Street Garage

Street Parking:
Metered street parking is also available in and around the Seattle Center.

There are many alternate transportation and parking options for our Varsity Luncheon at the Fisher Pavilion. In addition to driving the event, location is accessible by public transportation (Seattle Center Monorail, Metro Bus, and Link Light Rail).

Our Event Sponsors

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