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First Look for Charity to raise millions for 18 area nonprofits

January 27, 2017
Eighteen Chicago area charities will benefit from more than $2.5 million expected to be raised by a black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in February. Now in its 26th year, First Look for Charity is held the evening before the auto show opens to the public.
The coming "First Look" event, on Feb. 10, gives benefactors the chance to see the hundreds of new vehicles on display amid an elegance not present when many more people converge on McCormick Place during the auto show’s 10-day consumer run, Feb. 11-20.
About 10,000 attendees at the charity gala will be treated to hors d’oeuvres; champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks; and special entertainment presented by the automakers in their displays.
Benefactors in attendance also have the chance to win a 2017 Acura TLX and a 2017 Lexus NX. Tickets are $275 each and can be purchased at Ticket proceeds can be directed to any or all of the charities.