We love our sponsors. 

Without our sponsors Whales for Wishes would not be possible. Show them some love! 


Our 2020 Sponsors

Resident Culture Brewing

At Resident Culture we brew hop forward IPAs and pale ales, lagers, barrel aged beers, and wild and spontaneously fermented ales. We work with local partners whenever possible to help grow the community of artists, creatives, and farmers.


BEX is an online craft beer marketplace and beer trading platform where you can trade for rare or hard to find beers and manage your personal beer cellar.

Untappd Beer Festival

Join us for the 2nd Annual Untappd Beer Festival on May 16th, 2020 in Charlotte, NC at the Bank of America Stadium. Choose from two sessions that brings together the best local brewers, a wide variety of beers, ciders, and other beverages, and a one-of-a-kind VIP experience!

Betsy Pence Realty

Betsy is a proud Penn State Alumna with a BS in Finance. She’s deeply involved with MAW and was the catalyst for W4W in 2015. Call her if you’re looking to buy or sell a house!


Tavour brings you the best in craft beer, delivered. By downloading Tavour, you get access to the highest rated beer from all-independent brewers around the globe.


A web-based case management system designed to streamline the process of managing investigations from start to finish. We help companies become organized, efficient, and more profitable.


4Imprint specializes in providing marketing, advertising and promotional services to businesses and organizations. Find the perfect promotional items for business branding, saying thanks, or spreading the word.

City Beer Store

Craig and Beth Wathen opened San Francisco’s original specialty beer shop and tasting bar opened in 2006 with the vision to create a welcoming community-based gathering spot to sip a beer while you browse the shelves.

Famous Toastery

From breakfast banquets, to box lunches, to intimate served dinners, Famous Toastery has your back! We want to extend our gratitude to them for catering Whales for Wishes 2018, 2019, and now 2020!

Casting Shadows Photography

Casting Shadows Photography is a product focused studio with over a decade of experience with product, food, and beverage photography. CSP is a go-to name for the beer industry for photography. 

Sublmnl Design

Sublmnl Design is a full-service design studio that works to develop creative solutions that fit your business objectives and differentiate your brand from your competitors.

Small Batch Glassware

Small Batch Glassware is a limited edition glassware company for craft beer enthusiasts. We periodically release small batches of specially designed, high quality glassware.

Your Business Here

We still have sponsorship spots available! Contact us to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Whales for Wishes sponsor. 

Your Business Here

We still have sponsorship spots available! Contact us to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Whales for Wishes sponsor. 

Your Business Here

We still have sponsorship spots available! Contact us to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Whales for Wishes sponsor. 

Friends of Whales for Wishes

We would like to also thank our additional donors as well as organizations who donated items or assisted in planning Whales for Wishes 2019. 


Jon West personally donated on behalf of AddShoppers.com.

Rally Point Media Strategies

 Thanks to John Cook for donating on behalf of RallyPointMS.com.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Gourmet burgers, sushi & fusion combos plus beer & spirits in a vibrant space.



Supporting Breweries

Thank you to all the local (and not-so-local) breweries for supporting the Whales for Wishes cause!

Resident Culture

Charlotte, NC

NoDa Brewing

Cornelius, NC

Voodoo Brewery

Meadville, PA

Birdsong Brewing

Charlotte, NC

Heist Brewery

Charlotte, NC

Lonerider Brewing

Raleigh, NC

3 Sons Brewing

Dania Beach, FL

Goose Island

Chicago, IL

Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsoring Whales for Wishes provides both local and national exposure.

Whales for Wishes is one of the most anticipated craft beer events in North Carolina, and draws a crowd throughout the Southeast. Additionally, the event and rare beer raffle is marketed to craft beer enthusiasts throughout the entire country. Contact us to learn more about becoming a Whales for Wishes sponsor. 

Whales for Wishes is an annual bottle share and rare beer raffle put on by TheBeerExchange.io that raises money for Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC. All logos, content, and images copyright Whales for Wishes 2019.