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Chicago Auto Show ‘First Look for Charity’ is set for Feb. 10


Above / Howard Weiss, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Board President, and son Jackson host Turning Pointe Reception at the 2022 First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show. Again in 2023, First Look for Charity will benefit Turning Point Autism Foundation, the only West Suburban nonprofit of 18 beneficiaries. (Photo courtesy TPAF)

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in Naperville will be among the hosts and beneficiaries of the 2023 Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity from 7 to 11PM on Fri., Feb. 10, 2023, at McCormick Place. First Look for Charity is held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens to the public.

The exclusive Black-Tie event features complimentary hors d’oeuvres, top-shelf beverages, and desserts provided by more than 20 sought-after Chicagoland restaurants, while offering guests the chance to be the first to explore the nation’s largest auto show.

Attendees get a leisurely, up-close view of concept cars, debuts and production vehicles, as well as the chance to win a 2023 Honda CRV Touring Hybrid or 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport.

Mr. and Mr. John Fay from Fay, Farrow & Associates enjoyed a stop at the Lexus display during the 2022 First Look for Charity. (Photo courtesy TPAF)

“This event is as fun as it is important to Turning Pointe’s mission,” said Turning Pointe Board President Howard Weiss. “First Look for Charity has supported us since 2014 and this will be our ‘last dance’ as a recipient. The generosity of past attendees has been a big part of our success in reaching our 15th Anniversary milestone and serving children, teens and adults with best practice interventions.”

Weiss continued, “It’s truly a remarkable exclusive event to be part of! We can’t wait to share it with our corporate and community partners and friends.”

Hospitality Suite will celebrate Turning Pointe’s 15th anniversary

Turning Pointe will host an exclusive hospitality suite for their guests off the show floor, celebrating the organization’s 15 years of supporting students with autism and their families. Mark Rivera, Anchor/Reporter for ABC 7 Chicago serve as M.C. for the Turning Pointe reception, including Honors and Awards and other surprises. 

Musical entertainment will be provided by Karl Knutson. Additional fine food, beverages and entertainment will be offered at various displays on the show floor. 

Purchase ‘First Look for Charity’ tickets online

Tickets to the First Look for Charity can be purchased through Turning Pointe at turningpointeautismfoundation.org. $250 of each $275 ticket is tax-deductible as a charitable donation. Corporate giving packages are also available. Tuxedo attire is required.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501c3 organization offering a Day School for students throughout the region from elementary through high school, as well as Adult Services including vocational training, work opportunities and work placement assistance.  Turning Point is celebrating 15 years of student success this year.

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.

For more information on corporate giving packages, contact Barb Brauer at bbrauer@tpaf.org.

Following “First Look for Charity,” the 2023 Chicago Auto Show runs February 11-20 at McCormick Place, located at 2301 S. King Drive in Chicago.

Staged in Chicago since 1901, this year marks the 116th edition of the popular exhibit.

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