Black and 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 .

Why support Black & Gold and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery?

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

Access individuals who have both established wealth and emerging net worth, individuals with a high percentage of disposable income and people who believe in supporting the arts in their community
• 67% of guests are 56-69 followed by the 26-39 category at 23%
• 55% of respondents were female
• 78% have a household income of $100 000+
• 43% have spent $500+ on auction items at Black & Gold
• Over 50% of tickets are sold to leading businesses in the region
Results from a survey of Black & Gold guests 2015 & 2016 (May 2017)

We have the following opportunities still available (as of July 12):

Supporting Sponsor $5000

Volunteer Recognition Sponsor $1250

Art Showcase Sponsor $1000

Emcee Sponsor $750

Decor Sponsor $1500 (or 3 x $500)

Full details are available here.

For more information on supporting the event and the arts in your community, please contact Shirley Madill, Executive Director at 519-579-5860, x216 or by email.