Organize a Community Partner Event

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Organize a Community Partner Event

Hosting or organizing your own fundraising event is a terrific way to raise money for lifesaving cancer research - and offer friends and family an opportunity to have fun. A Community Partner Event (CPE) is a fundraising event developed by a third party group(s) and/or individual(s) to benefit Fred Hutch. The event organizer is fully responsible for executing the event. Take a look at some of the events that were organized to benefit Fred Hutch.

What's next?

Step 1: Decide what kind of fundraiser you want to host. It could be a bake sale, an auction, a golf tournament, a performance - there are so many creative ways to raise money and get your community involved. Browse fundraising examples for inspiration. See our toolkit for more detailed suggestions on organizing your event.

Step 2: Complete the Community Partner Events Proposal and Agreement. Tell us about your event and promotional plans. The CPE Proposal and Agreement should be submitted no less than four weeks prior to the event date to allow time for our internal Philanthropy team to review. After you submit the Proposal and Agreement, we are usually able to respond within seven business days. Event organizers will be notified via email on the status of their proposed event. Submit your completed CPE Proposal and Agreement to

Step 3: Know the facts. Learn about our research and mission so that you can share with your family and friends why you are supporting the Hutch.

Step 4: After your CPE proposal has been approved, check out Fundraise for Fred Hutch
Create your own personal fundraising page as part of your fundraising strategy. You can use this online tool to receive and record your contributions. Please notify your Philanthropy contact if you create a page.

Step 5: After your event, let us know how it went!
Complete our online survey and share your stories, photos and suggestions.