A black-tie gala, held in conjunction the 2022 Chicago Auto Show in Feb., is expected to raise more than $2million for seventeen Chicago area charities. First Look for Charity, now in its 30th _ year, is held just before the opening of the Chicago Auto Show to the public.
On February 11, benefactors will have the opportunity to view hundreds of new vehicles in an elegant setting. This is not possible when masses gather at McCormick Place for the 10-day consumer run.
The chance for benefactors to win a 2022 Buick Inclave Avenir or a 2022 GMC Yukon Denali is also available. The charity gala will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, champagne, wine and mixed drinks as well as special entertainment provided by automakers during their displays.
First Look for Charity is now a highlight on the winter calendars of Chicago car enthusiasts and socialites.
The Chicago Auto Show is widely regarded as one of the best in the country. However, the show’s charitable purpose shows that it is more than just cars and accessories. Bill Haggerty is the chairman of the 2022 show. It’s about giving back to our community.
This year’s First Look for Charity featured 17 organizations that are primarily children-oriented. Some work on a global scale, while others are local. Haggerty stated that all proceeds go to charities, with all proceeds going to the Chicago area.
The 100 Club of Illinois, Advocate Health Care, the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and Catholic Charities of Chicago were some of the charities that participated in the 30 th first Look for Charity gala. Catholic Charities of Joliet, Franciscan Community Benefit Services, Glenwood Academy, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen Chicago, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Lydia Home & Safe Families for Children, and Misericordia are also involved. New Star; Special Olympics Illinois, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, and the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
Tickets to the event are $275 each and can be ordered by telephone at (630) 495-2282 or online at www.chicagoautoshow.com/. Donors are asked to indicate the charity they wish their donations to go. Each ticket is $223 tax-deductible as charitable expenses.
Haggerty, chairman of the auto show, stated that the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (which produces First Look for Charity, and the Chicago Auto Show), selected 17 organizations to recognize their community contributions.
Tickets and additional information about First Look for Charity can be found at www.FirstLookforCharity.org.