We love our sponsors. 

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


Our 2019 Headline 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.

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!

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.

Grandstand Glassware & Apparel

Grandstand has provided quality products and creative branding for over 17,000 craft breweries, distilleries, restaurants, corporations and businesses since 1988.


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.

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.

Insight (Formerly Cardinal Solutions)

Insight is a leader in providing smart, cutting-edge technology solutions for global organizations of all sizes. From developing unique strategies to delivering the products, services and expertise.

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. 

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 and again in 2019!

Camp Gladiator

Camp Gladiator is an award winning outdoor fitness program that includes 4 weeks of unlimited workouts for all fitness levels with certified trainers. Their mission is to positively impact the physical fitness and lives of as many people as possible.

Trione Vinyards

Dedicated farmers for forty years, brothers Mark and Vic Trione own and cultivate close to 600 vineyard acres in three prime Sonoma County appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast.

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.



Supporting Breweries

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

Resident Culture

Charlotte, NC

D9 Brewing

Cornelius, NC

Garagiste Meadery

Tampa, FL

Divine Barrel

Charlotte, NC

Bold Missy

Charlotte, NC

High Branch

Concord, NC

NoDa Brewing

Charlotte, NC

Birdsong Brewing

Charlotte, NC

Heist Brewery

Charlotte, NC

Lenny Boy Brewing

Charlotte, NC

3 Sons Brewing

Dania Beach, FL

The Veil Brewing

Richmond, VA

Dancing Gnome

Pittsburgh, PA

J Wakefield Brewing

Miami, FL

Voodoo Brewery

Meadville, PA

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.