Twirl to the World is an annual holiday-themed dance party presented by and for Charlotte’s LGBT and allied communities to raise money for charitable organizations and collect toys for disadvantaged youth. The event will mark its 12th consecutive year of giving in 2020. To date, more than $180,000 and 5,000 toys have been distributed by the host committee.
Twirl to the World is a project of the Twirl to the World Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded by husbands Zuni Johnson and Jason McCraw.
“We created Twirl to the World in 2009 as a way to literally bring more joy to the world — or at least our little corner of it. The idea has always been to bring the LGBT community together during the holiday season and have fun while giving back. From our humble beginnings, when the price of admission was simply a teddy bear for a child with HIV/AIDS, that simple premise has been the blueprint for our success. Even as we evolve and grow, we remain committed to our core mission of ‘making a difference, one dance step at a time.’”
Howard Upchurch & John Hoemann – ZŪTOPIA Just Twirl PRIDE Party
Bradley Brothers – CBMDesign – Choquette Properties – Mike Decker – Edentity Marketing – Johnny Fox – Greg Jenkins – Make A Move – Dr. Ryan Maxwell – NoDa Brewing Company – John Richardson – Allyson Siegel – Stonewall Sports Charlotte – Tito’s Handmade Vodka – Zachary Luke Designs
SANTA’S HELPERS ($500-999)
Larry Brady – Matt Brooks – Michael Doney & Edwin Wilson of 5 Points Realty – Dalton & Derek Holdge-Smith – Josh Lemke & Ryan Shelton – Letty’s on Shamrock – Mike Litherland & JC Neilson – Rufin Perez & Jason Hartigan – Glen Read and Jason Oergel – Rich & Bennett – David Shankle – Siam Garden Thai Restaurant – D Brian Williams, DDS – John Williams
John Arrowood – Mike Auten – Ivan Bailey – Jay Biles & Dan Swift – Scott Bishop & Ron Sperry – Mike Blackwelder – Blake Bommelje – Janet Brinkley – BROBEAR – David Corkett & Bill O’Malley – Beth Courtney, MVB Mortgage – GEICO Charlotte – Graphic Siren – Christopher Jones & Steven Wilson – James Kiselica – LaBelle Equestrian – Ben McKay – Dennis Mendoza – Mythic – George Plumides – Royal Handyman Services – Silver Monkey Images – Andrew Simmons & Joe DeRoche – BJ Smith – Haisley Smith – Tyler Smith – Matt Sprayberry & Dave Tyson – Brent Stough & John Vick – Terra Anne Hair – Thomas Street Tavern – Keith Towery & Bret Marshall – John Urciola – Guy Ward Realty – Everett Warren & Friends – Bobby Wilkinson – Jason Winkler & Darrel Rogers – Robert York – Joe Zarro & Shawn Patrick O’Neill
Lucky Anneheim, Matt Beaver, Jake Flowers, Johnny Fletcher, Roger Howard, Jose Hill, Zuni Johnson, Mike Mazza, Jeremy McClellan, Jason McCraw, Bethany McDonald, Clyde Owens, Robbie Stavrakas, David Stout, Zach Wheeler
YEARS OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS
STUFFED ANIMALS & TOYS FOR CHILDREN
GIVEN TO LOCAL CHARITIES
As always, 100% will go to local charities thanks to the generosity of our Hosts and Sponsors who pay for the party.