Dreambuilders' Ball

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear to Dreambuilders' Ball and what will be served?

Dreambuilders' Ball is a black tie event so gentlemen grab your tux or suit and ladies slip in to a beautiful cocktail dress or ball gown. Don't forget your dancing shoes!

Where do I park?

Non-hosted valet parking is available at The Westin Seattle via 6th Avenue. Self-parking is available at the Westin Building Garage at 2010 5th Avenue, connected to the Westin Seattle by a pedestrian sky bridge.

How much are tickets to the event and what does that include?

Tables of 10 seats may be purchased for $4,000 each; individual tickets are available for $400 each. Your ticket includes an exceptional gourmet dinner designed by the Westin Hotel Seattle chef, specialty cocktails, access to amazing auction packages, live entertainment and dancing!

Are ticket purchases tax-deductible?

The fair market value of each ticket is $125; the balance of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for your tax records. Virginia Mason Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. Our tax ID is 91-1351110.

Who should I notify regarding any special needs such as dietary restrictions, wheelchair access, etc.?

Please call Mary Ann Lambert at 206-583-6514 or email

Can I bid on items if I’m not able to attend the event?

Yes! Our team is pleased to accommodate any absentee (proxy) bidders that wish to participate in the auction. Proxy bids may be placed up until 3:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, May 15, 2015. Proxy bidders must review and complete our proxy bid form and policies. Please call (206) 223-7521 to request more information.