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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
Volunteer Recognition Sponsor:
Artist Showcase Sponsor:
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Cook Homes Ltd. // Diefenbacher Donovan Sieber // Henry Walser Funeral Home
Chauffeur Services Sponsor:
Never Forget Photo
Event Favour Sponsor:
Little Mushroom Catering
2018 Black & Gold Committee