Become a 2024 Sponsor

  • What is Swirl & Twirl?

    • a social fundraising evening for queer non-profit charities in the National Capital Region featuring:
      • wine-, beer- and food-tasting
      • entertainment
      • a silent auction, and more
    • a long-standing and respected event, typically held in late May, since 2003, from 7—10pm
    • an age of majority event

  • Swirl and Twirl by the Numbers

    • $2,000–8,000: Typical amount raised per beneficiary per event (Total 2017: $18,000; 2018: $20,000; 2019: $23,000)
    • $145,000: Amount raised for charity in the event’s 15-year history
    • 650—725: Average attendance (sold out crowd in 2016—2019)
    • $8,000: Amount donated by our Presenting Sponsors in 2018 and 2019—RBC Canada and RBC Foundation

  • How Can You Help?

    Our generous sponsors can assist in the success of the event through providing:

    • cash donations in return for exposure as a sponsor of Swirl and Twirl 16
    • in-kind donations, such as printing, décor, equipment, floral arrangements, food/alcohol, etc.
    • donating an item or items that can be sold during our silent auction ($100 min. value each)
    • a combination of any or all the above

  • How We Advertise

    • Official Web site:
    • Facebook page:
    • Instagram page:
    • Benefiting charities’ Web sites, newsletters, listservs, social media, calendar of events, etc.
    • Media release to local (print, radio/tv, and online blog/social media) new sources, such as Ottawa Citizen, CBC Radio, Xtra Magazine, CJOH TV, Apt 613, Ottawa Queer Events, etc.

  • Sponsorship Levels

    Click image to enlarge chart

  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    • Confirmation of sponsorship: Friday, April 12, 2024 (to guarantee logo/name placement on all printed marketing materials for the event)
    • In-kind/Silent Auction items required by: Friday, May 10, 2024. Any certificate should be valid until at least Dec 31, 2024
    • Swirl and Twirl to be held: Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • Contact Information

    Denis Schryburt, Sponsorship

    Glenn Crawford, Chair

Download/Print Our Sponsorship Package