About Us

About Us

Making a difference, one dance step at a time!

Making a difference, one dance step at a time!

Helping people in crisis is challenging when the LGBTQ community’s needs are greater than the available resources. Twirl to the World is committed to filling the gaps through our direct-to-client Twirl Assistance Program (TAP) and charitable giving to our partner agencies.

Making an Impact in the Charlotte LGBTQ Community

12

12

Years of Fundraising Events

18

18

Agencies Served

5.2k

5.2k

Stuffed Animal & Toy Donations

$240k

$240k

Raised for Local Charities

Board members

Zuni Johnson
Zuni Johnson
Co-Executive Director
Jason McCraw
Jason McCraw
Co-Executive Director
Lucky Anneheim
Lucky Anneheim
Host
Johnny Fletcher
Johnny Fletcher
Host
Jake Flowers
Jake Flowers
Host
Mike Mazza
Mike Mazza
Host
J.C. Neilson
J.C. Neilson
Host
Clyde Owens
Clyde Owens
Host
Robbie Stavrakas
Robbie Stavrakas
Host
David Stout
David Stout
Host

Our History

From our humble beginnings in 2009 when the price of admission for our inaugural event was a teddy bear for children with HIV/AIDS, to now – in our 13 years of events we have collected over 5,200 stuffed animals & toys for area children in need and donated over $250,000 to local LGBTQ+/Ally charities and programming!

We are an all-volunteer organization and 100% of monies raised go back into the community.

Even as we evolve and grow, we remain focused on “making a difference, one step at a time.”

Awards &
Acknowledgements

Awards &
Acknowledgements

2020

Best Gay Dance Party

Charlotte magazine

2020
Women for Animal Welfare Award

Humane Society

2019
Organization of the Year

Human Rights Campaign

2018
Best Float Design

Charlotte Pride Parade

Awards &
Acknowledgements

Awards &
Acknowledgements

2020 Play Gay Dance Party

Charlotte BOB:

2020 Women for Animal Welfare Award

(Humane Society)

2019 Organization of the Year

Human Rights Campaign

2018 Best Float Design

Charlotte Pride Parade: