Take a break from your wedding planning on the eve of Valentine’s Day at First Look for Charity 2015 in celebration for everyone’s LOVE food and drink—all while being the first to experience this year’s edition of the nation’s largest auto show.
In a romantic Chicago setting, guests of the gala are treated to fine champagne and wine, and offered an array of savory and sweet menu tastings by the city’s top chefs and restaurants, which include: 676 Restaurant & Bar, Adobo Grill, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Butter Bella Cookies, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Catered by Design, Mitchell’s Ice Cream and Candies, New England Seafood Company, Porkchop, Real Urban Barbeque, Roy’s Restaurant, Shen Yun Chicago, Texas de Brazil, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar and Zed451.
The Delish Details:
When: Friday, February 13, 2015
Hours: 7-11 p.m.; prize drawings at 8:30 p.m.
Where: McCormick Place North & South Halls | Lake Shore Drive at 23rd Street
Benefiting: 100 Club of Chicago, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet, Clearbrook, The Cradle Foundation, Franciscan Community Benefit Services, Franciscan St. James Health, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, Illinois Spina Bifida Association, JDRF, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, March of Dimes, Misericordia, Special Olympics Illinois, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
Admission: $250 per person. Black tie is required. Tickets at www.firstlookforcharity.org or (630) 495-2282.
Prize: 2015 Ford Explorer and a 2015 Ford Fusion, both compliments of Ford Motor Co. and the Chicagoland Ford Dealers Association. Vehicle winners must be present.
About The First Look for Charity
The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity stands as one of Chicago’s premier single-day fundraisers that brings financial support and advocacy to 18 local charities. The benevolent, black-tie event is annually held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public to provide a sneak peek at the nation’s largest auto show – with style and elegance. Attendees get a glimpse of the industry’s hottest vehicles while enjoying world class hors d’oeuvres and beverages that reflect cuisine around the world.
Since its debut in 1992, First Look for Charity has raised nearly $40 million for Chicagoland charities such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, JDRF and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The 2015 fundraiser is anticipated to bring in at least another $2 million to support local charities.
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