TAF VARSITY LUNCHEON
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11 AM – 1 PM

Amazon Meeting Center, Seattle, WA

SPONSORED BY

Amazon Sponsor - Premiere

SIGHTSEER COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Ken Birdwell Foundation

WTIA

K2 Cares

Seattle Public Utilities

Comcast

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Since 1996, TAF has worked to make public education equitable for all students. This kind of work takes time and is a combined effort. It’s a journey — not a sprint.

Through the commitment of our students and teachers, schools, individuals, foundations, and partners, change is happening. Every day we remain in this work, we are one step closer to closing the gap for students furthest from educational justice.

Join the journey with us.

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About the Luncheon

TAF Varsity Luncheon is our annual spring fundraiser that brings together a collective of Seattle’s most influential and active leaders across multiple sectors. Our luncheon, which draws over 500 industry professionals, serves as a place to inspire individual activism from those whom stand in support of fair educational opportunities and celebrate preparing student for college and careers.

The program is packed with spotlights from our TAF community, and highlights how the combination of equitable public STEM education, supportive relationships, and partnerships with districts and companies can counter socio-economic barriers to inspire student innovation, leadership, and success.

From Student Expo presentations to the main stage program, luncheon guests learn how access and opportunity allows disadvantaged and brown and black students space for innovation and leadership within largely white and male-dominated STEM fields, thus building stonger and more diverse industries.

Want more info? Check out luncheon FAQs.

Journey to Justice

For more than twenty-three years, TAF (Technology Access Foundation) has dedicated efforts to provide educational justice to marginalized students, specifically of color. This kind of work takes time — it is a journey, not a sprint.

Our journey to justice is a commitment, with each day of progress unveiling new ways to serve our students and teachers better. This year’s luncheon highlights the commitment of our students, teachers, schools, donors, foundations, and corporate partners to the journey in order to create more equitable opportunities in education and beyond.

TAF uses free, equitable STEM education and supportive relationships as a vehicle for change, so our students can able visualize and reach their destinations of success, compete across industries, and define the future.

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Varsity Luncheon FAQs

What should I expect at the TAF Varsity Luncheon?

Our luncheon experience is split into two main parts: First, guests have the chance to interact with TAF students during the Student Expo featuring innovative projects and powerful presentations. Next, guests enjoy lunch during the main program packed full of inspiring stories from our TAF community.

How much does a ticket to the TAF Varsity Luncheon cost?

Entrance to our Luncheon is free but there is a suggested minimum donation of $200 or more. Your donation does not need to be made at once. Through our Catalyst Program, guests can sign up to be monthly donors making gifts more manageable. Can you believe that the price of skipping one or two coffee shop runs per week can amount to $200 over the course of the year?

Learn more about becoming a TAF Catalyst

What type of registration ticket should I choose?

We’ve made registration easier this year. There is one ticket type for all, just be sure to fill out all fields before submitting your ticket registration. If you’ve been invited by a Table Captain, select the name or organization during checkout. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Due to the location of our luncheon, we strongly encourage alternative modes of transportation as nearby on-site parking options are limited, especially during lunch hours. We recommend using a ride-share service or public transportation if you are unable to carpool to avoid parking altogether. You can plan your route by using King County metro, or scheduling a Lyft or Uber pick-up and drop-off.

If you choose to drive, there are multiple surface lots and garages within walking distance to the Amazon Meeting Center.

My company would like to sponsor the luncheon. What are our options?

TAF offers a variety of sponsor levels as well as an option to be a community partner. Please review our event sponsorship page for full details.

Note: Depending on your sponsorship commitment date, some benefits may have passed. We will do our best to maximize your sponsorship within the timeframe provided.

How can I support the luncheon even if I'm unable to attend?

There are multiple ways you can still show support of our luncheon.

The primary way that will have a direct impact on our students and teachers is through a donation. One-time and monthly donations made towards the luncheon will go towards our fundraising goal.

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