Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity Gala


The 2020 Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity Gala raised more than 2.8 million dollars. The money will be shared amongst eighteen area charities.

What is the First Look for Charity Gala?
The Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity Gala is a black-tie benefit, which is held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public for its 10-day run. The First Look for Charity Gala is not only filled with all the fabulous auto show cars, but there is also wine, beer, sparkling beverages, plenty of delicious food, and of course live entertainment. Those who attend the event are part of the premier viewing of the Chicago Auto Show. Tickets to this amazing fundraiser are $275 each. Purchasers can elect to have their proceeds equally benefit all participating charities, or anyone charity of their choosing.


2020 First Look Charity Gala 
This year the Chicago Auto Show's First Look Charity Gala raised $2,812,016. Over the past 29 years, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look Charity Gala has raised more than $56 million.

2020 Beneficiaries Included
The 100 Club of Chicago
Advocate Health Care
The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet
Clearbrook
Franciscan Community Benefit Services
Habitat for Humanity
JDRF
Susan G. Komen Chicago
The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Lydia Home & Safe Families for Children
Misericordia
New Star
Special Olympics Illinois
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
The Jesse White Tumbling Team.

The 2020 Chicago Auto Show runs from February 8-17 and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the final day, Monday, February. 17, Presidents Day.

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