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 title sponsors 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 email@example.com or call 519-579-5860 x221 to discuss the sponsorship that’s right for you!
The following opportunities are currently available - please 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.
Wine Sponsor $3500 (1 available)
No evening of fun and delicious food is complete without excellent beverages! As the Black & Gold Wine Sponsor, recognition of your support will be provided on the individual bottles and on the wine menu at the table.
Entertainment & Photobooth Sponsor $1500 (1-2 available)
Your company will help us create a fun and welcoming cocktail hour as guests enjoy musical entertainment and pose with their friends in our photo booth! Two sponsorships are available at $1,500 each including one ticket for the event, or sponsor both at $3,000 to receive two tickets as well as the recognition benefits outlined in our Sponsorship Package.
Volunteer Recognition Sponsor $1250 (1 available)
The Gala’s ongoing success is in part because of the countless hours generously contributed by our committee and event volunteers. Includes one event ticket and custom signage at the registration table.
Artist Showcase Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
Support the creation of a catalogue featuring the auction art work and artists’ biographies. Your company will receive logo recognition on the Artist Showcase as well as one ticket for the event.
Dessert Sponsor $1000 (1 available)
Help us end the evening on a sweet note with a sumptuous dessert selection accompanied by custom signage as well as the recognition listed in our Sponsorship Package, including one ticket to the event.
Emcee Sponsor $750 (1 available)
Our Black & Gold hosts are high-profile members of the community - align your company with a local champion by receiving name recognition for your sponsorship of this year's Master of Ceremonies.
Décor Sponsor $500 (1-3 available)
From the minute you arrive at Black & Gold, the décor tells you it is going to be a great night! We offer up to three sponsorships at $500 each or one at $1500 (includes one ticket at the $1500 level) with company recognition commensurate with your level of support.
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:
Diefenbacher Donovan Sieber // Henry Walser Funeral Home // Ian Cook Construction Ltd.
Entertainment + Photobooth Sponsor:
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
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|
|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|