Black and Gold

Black & Gold is the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s signature fundraising event of the year, BLACK & GOLD, attracts a sell-out audience of art enthusiasts, Gallery supporters and high profile guests. The evening includes a live and silent auction, delicious three-course dinner and swinging musical entertainment. Come early to enjoy the cocktail hour!

We are thrilled to announce the return of CIBC Private Wealth Management and CIBC Wood Gundy – Allan Bush as the title sponsor of this year’s event, which will take place at Bingeman's on Thursday 18 October. Save the date - Early Bird tickets are on sale now until 31 July!

Show Your Support of Art and Community by Sponsoring Black & Gold

You are investing in the cultural life of your community

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation 2016 Vital Signs Report indicated that 65% of businesses and skilled workers agreed that a thriving arts and culture scene is a driving factor when considering relocation. Arts are a key part of recruitment and retention—an incredibly important thing in an extremely competitive market for skilled talent.

Position your company as a supportive, community–minded business

A 2017 poll by Nanos and the Ontario Arts Council showed that 90% of Ontarians believe in the importance of the arts to improving the quality of life of a community.

Introduce yourself to affluent and caring future clients

Your company will connect with individuals who have established and emerging wealth, individuals with a high percentage of disposable income and people who believe in supporting the arts in their community. Based on a 2017 survey of Black & Gold guests (attending in 2015 & 2016):

• 67% of guests are 56-69 followed by the 26-39 category at 23%

• 55% of guests are female

• 78% have a household income of $100,000+

• 43% spend $500+ on auction items at Black & Gold

• Over 50% of tickets are sold to leading businesses in the region

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsor Black & Gold to reach an audience of affluent individuals who appreciate the arts and value community. Contact Elena Veldman at or call 519-579-5860 x221 to discuss the sponsorship that’s right for you!

The following opportunities are currently available - see our Sponsorship Package for a complete list of recognition and benefits in additions to those introduced below. 

Supporting Sponsor $5000 (2 available)

As a Supporting Sponsor of the Gallery’s signature fundraiser, Black & Gold, your company will benefit from a robust program of recognition that includes four complementary tickets to Black & Gold and name recognition of your generosity across various print and digital media that will remain in public view before, during and after the event. See our Sponsorship Package for complete details.


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

Black & Gold is made possible through the generous support of many businesses and the event offers a range of opportunities to show your company’s support for the arts. We thank all the following supporters for their contributions to this year's event - your generosity is a big part of our success.

Black & Gold 2017 Presenting Sponsor:




Wine Sponsor:

Decor Sponsors:

Diefenbacher Donovan Sieber // Henry Walser Funeral Home // Ian Cook Construction Ltd.

Dessert Sponsor:

Audi Kitchener-Waterloo

Entertainment + Photobooth Sponsor:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Hospitality Sponsor:


Printing Sponsor:

Direction Printing

Chauffeur Services Sponsor:


Artist Showcase Sponsor:


Black & Gold Committee   Black & Gold Artist Donors   Black & Gold Volunteers
Barb Billo   Robert Achtemichuk   Julianne Amaral
Leah Caravan   Jane Buyers   Monia Andraza
Stephanie Hiscock   Cora Cluett   Barb Billo
Jennifer Laurie   Tara Cooper   Leah Caravan
Julie Lynch   Sherry Czekus   Annabelle Girard
Shelly Mitchell   Soheila Esfahani   Stephanie Hiscock
Arielle Maze-Kadish   Anne Filiatrault   Joel Kadish
Flor Ponciano   Doug Kirton   Arielle Maze-Kadish
Senta Ross   Eileen MacArthur   Bruce Mitchell
Sharon Wigle   Linda Martinello   Jeremy Mitchell
Dale Smith   Robert McNair   Nicole Mitchell
Elaine Tustin-Smith   Allyson Schmidt-Reeves   Shelly Mitchell
Meghan Stronge   Bill Schwarz   Senta Ross
Annette Woloszyn   Ron Shuebrook   Dale Smith
    Judith Stephen-Wells   Flor Ponciano
    Jean Stevenson   Stephanie Vegh
    Maca Suazo   Sharon Wigle
        Annette Woloszyn


Silent Auction Donors
271 Restaurant Herrle's Country Farm Market Sole Restaurant & Bar
Abe Erb J.M. Drama Alumni (The Registry Theatre) St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall
Aga Khan Museum J&P Grocery Stag Shop
Amma Yoga K-W Sewing Machine Stark & Perri Catering Co
BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League Kitchener Golf - Doon Valley StationHouse Catering Co.
Bill Curran Kitchener Market Stratford Summer Music
Bingemans Inc. Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Studio FuZion
Bowring Sunrise KW Health Connection Sweet Dreams Teashops
Bread Heads Langdon Hall TA Appliance
Cambridge Art Galleries / Idea Exchange Legacy Greens The Aud and Arenas
Camerons Flower Shop Les Diplomates B&B The Bead Boutique
Centre In The Square Living Fresh Flower Studio The Businesses of Downtown Kitchener
Channer's Men's Apparel Living Lighting The Charcoal Group of Restaurants
Cocoon Apothecary Lost & Found Theatre The Culinary Studio
Community CarShare LOVE YOU Salon & Spa The Frugal Decorator
Creative Landscape Depot Mark Numes The Golden Mean Wellness Shop
Delta Waterloo Mel's Diner The Walper Hotel
Descendants Beer and Beverage Co. Merry-Hill Golf Club The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro
Drayton Entertainment Oiseau Salon The Yeti Café
Driverseat Paul Puncher Men's Clothier THEMUSEUM
Elite Training Facility Petsche's Shows Ltd. Toronto Summer Music
Factory Shoe Queen Street Yoga Via Rail
Flowt K-W Real Appeal Vicanie's
Gardiner Museum Red X Wine Club Victoria St. Market
Good Vibes Juice Co. Royal Ontario Museum Vincenzo's
Grand River Film Festival Rumners Wobble Waterloo Region Museum
Grand River Rocks Shaw Festival Westjet Airlines
Hauser Company Store Sherri Flegel, RMT Words Worth Books
  Shirley Madill