First Look for Charity First Look for Charity Feb. 12, 2016| McCormick Place

Event Info

The Western Hemisphere’s largest auto show? Check. Superlative food and drink? Double check. The sophistication of a formal dress code? You betcha! You’ll get all that plus the inaugural viewing of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show when you attend its benevolent gala, First Look for Charity.

Now in its 25th year, First Look for Charity pampers its guests with elegance not present during the public portion of the show. Be among the first to see hundreds of new cars and trucks — some of them on display for the first time anywhere — and enjoy world class hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

The gala appears prominently on the calendars of both socialites and car buffs. Even in a city teeming with black-tie fundraisers, First Look for Charity is one of Chicago’s most bountiful charitable causes. The event routinely raises more than $2 million for 18 vital Chicago area charities.

Click to download a Food and Beverage Map.

You can direct the proceeds of your ticket purchase to any or all of the 18 organizations, and $203 of each $250 ticket is tax-deductible as a charitable donation.

Not enough? Two attendees will win a 2016 Lincoln MKX or a 2016 Jeep Renegade. MKX compliments of The Lincoln Motor Company and Chicagoland Lincoln dealers, Renegade compliments of Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram and Chicagoland Jeep dealers.

And top off your evening with a stay at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, which adjoins the convention center. First Look for Charity has secured a limited number of rooms starting at $117. Reserve online at


Tuxedo attire mandatory. Prize vehicle winners must be present at time of drawings, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for orders received after Feb. 3, 2016, will be held at Will Call. The tax-deductible portion of each ticket is $203.

Follow us at #FLFC16 - First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, representing the new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.


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