Black & Gold

Black & Gold 2020 logo with presenting sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy - Allan Bush

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 an enthusiastic audience of art lovers, Gallery supporters and high profile guests. 

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, Black & Gold will be going online for our 2020 event! Save the date for Thursday 15 October when we will broadcast our gala fundraiser live from the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. We look forward to welcoming back Givergy for this year's Art Auction and Silent Auction while also introducing many new twists for our first virtual gala - stay tuned to learn more!

Many thanks to CIBC Wood Gundy - Allan Bush Investment Team for their continued support of Black & Gold and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsor Black & Gold in 2020 to reach an audience of affluent individuals who appreciate the arts and value community. Contact our Development Officer, Leah Caravan, at or call 519-579-5860 x 221 to discuss the sponsorship that’s right for you!

Thank you to our 2019 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 2019 Presenting Sponsor:

Logo for CIBC Wood Gundy - Allan Bush Investment Team



Entertainment & Photobooth Sponsor:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Volunteer Recognition Sponsor:

Audi Kitchener-Waterloo

Artist Showcase Sponsor:


Decor Sponsors:

Diefenbacher Donovan Sieber Dental // Henry Walser Funeral Home // Ian Cook Construction 

Hospitality Sponsor:


Printing Sponsor:

Direction Printing

Event Favour Sponsor:

Little Mushroom Catering

Artist Donors 2019 Black & Gold Committee 2019 Black & Gold Event Volunteers
Robert Achtemichuk Leah Caravan Barb Billo
Gerard Brender à Brandis Christina Di Paola Eva Bonczek-Baczek
Jane Buyers Jen Estabrooks Leah Caravan
Cora Cluett Claris Lam Christina Di Paola
Sherry Czekus Patricia Lawler Jen Estabrooks
Soheila Esfahani Anne Long Claris Lam
Anne Filiatrault Clare McClung Patricia Lawler
Meg Harder Senta Ross Clare McClung
Luke Hodgson Michelle Victorino Bruce Mitchell
Sarah Kernohan Thuy Vu Jeremy Mitchell
Žana Kozomora Cindy Wass Shelly Mitchell
Eileen MacArthur   Crystal Mowry
Karen Malcolm   Senta Ross
Robert McNair   Michelle Victorino
Kent Monkman   Thuy Vu
Michelle Purchase   Cindy Wass
Amanda Rhodenizer    
Bill Schwarz    
Judtih Stephens-Wells    
Jean Stevenson    
Karoline Varin    


Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors

Aga Khan Museum Elite Training Facility Royal Ontario Museum
Amma Yoga Factory Shoe Shary Boyle
Apollo Cinema FlyGTA Airlines Shirley Madill
Art Gallery of Hamilton Gardiner Museum Sky Zone Kitchener
The Aud and Arenas Golf Without Limits Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar
Belgian Nursery Grand River Glassworks Starbucks Uptown Waterloo
Brch Social Hauser Company Stores Stratford Festival
Bradshaws & Kitchen Detail Illume Wellness Spa Stratford Summer Music
Bruce Mitchell Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum Stratford Tourism Alliance
Burning Kiln Winery K-W Sewing Machines Limited Swanson's Home Hardware
Cambridge Art Galleries Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony TA Appliances & Barbecues
Cameron's Flower Shop Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa T&J Seafoods
Centre In The Square Lavender Lane Wellness Centre Toronto Summer Music
Channer's Men's Apparel Living Lighting Towne Bowl
Chef Jason Hanoski Mark Nunes VIA Rail
Chocolate Barr's Candies Merry-Hill Golf Club Vincenzo's
Clean & Tidy NAKIIT The Walper Hotel
CN Tower / La Tour CN Oakridge Acres Country Meat Store The Waters Urban Spa Retreat
Cocoon Apothecary Oiseau Salon Watson's Chelsea Bazaar
Crania Schools Paul Puncher Men's Clothier Witek Acres Landscape
Creative Landscape Depot Queen Street Yoga The WOOShop
Delta Hotels Marriott Waterloo Red X Wine Club Words Worth Books
Drayton Entertainment Registry Theatre Yeti Café


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