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.

Click here for complete event details - individual tickets and tables of eight are on sale until Monday 15 October.

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!

Thank you to our 2018 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 2018 Presenting Sponsor:




Wine Sponsor:

Entertainment Sponsor:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

Volunteer Recognition Sponsor:

Audi Kitchener-Waterloo

Artist Showcase Sponsor:


Dessert Sponsor:

The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Emcee Sponsor:                                                                                                      

Edge Architects

Decor Sponsors:

Cook Homes Ltd. // Diefenbacher Donovan Sieber // Henry Walser Funeral Home

Printing Sponsor:

Direction Printing

Chauffeur Services Sponsor:


Hospitality Sponsor:


Photobooth Sponsor:

Never Forget Photo

Event Favour Sponsor:

Little Mushroom Catering


2018 Black & Gold Committee

Eva Bonczek-Baczek
Leah Caravan
Susan Cranston
Patricia Lawler
Marilee Mark
Clare McClung
Senta Ross
Karoline Varin
Cindy Wass
Sharon Wigle