As a Table Captain, Megan finds an opportunity to bring the community together
Megan Wills Kullnat has been a table host at the annual YES’ Invest in Youth Breakfast for the past nine years. It’s the memory of her first breakfast that keeps motivating Megan to participate every year.
“My first YES breakfast in 2012 featured Elizabeth Smart as the keynote speaker. I was drawn to the breakfast to hear her speak, having little knowledge of YES as an organization. Her speech was as moving as expected, but I was surprised to find the young YES clients’ speeches equally powerful and emotional. I left the breakfast committed to becoming more involved. When a fellow Allegro colleague and friend invited me to be a Table Host the following year, I jumped at the opportunity.”
As a pediatrician, Megan recognizes the increasing threats to the physical and mental health of youth. As a mother, she’s concerned about the challenges her own children may face someday. She finds it easy to feel overwhelmed and hopeless when she confronts these challenges by herself.
“There is power in numbers and in community support. Supporting YES as a Table Host gives me the opportunity to help rally our community in support of at-risk kids.”
As Megan prepares for her tenth year as a Table Host, she now sees the occasion as a social tradition and as an opportunity to fundraise for YES supporting children, youth, and their families who are struggling with mental health and substance use issues.
“I have a solid base of friends and family who look forward to attending the breakfast and catching up each year. It is also an opportunity to recruit new YES advocates and help fulfill their important mission.”
Like Megan, you too can inspire your community by serving as a Table Host! A Table Host can host one table, multiple tables, or even a half table at the event by inviting friends, family, co-workers—anyone you feel would like to learn more about supporting children, youth, and families. We will support you in this role every step of the way! Sign up today!
Questions? Contact Marie Schlagel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-586-2326.