The First Look for Charity is the benevolent event of the Chicago Auto Show. The black-tie affair enables participants to behold the nation's largest auto show in grandeur, the evening before the show opens to the public, and indulge in a variety of hors d'oeuvres and champagne, wine, beer and other refreshments. Since its inception in 1992, the event has raised over $40 million for numerous Chicago area charities and the causes they serve. 

Franciscan Health Chicago Heights & Olympia Fields is fortunate to be one of the 18 charities to benefit annually. This year, the proceeds we receive will be used for charity care provided at both of our campuses.

Event Information

General Info
Friday, February 9, 2018
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm CT
Franciscan Health's hospitality suite (S102bc) opens at 6 pm

McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

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First Look for Charity’s attire for men is tuxedo-mandatory, and women should be dressed appropriately.

The Men's Wearhouse is proud to offer $40 off your tuxedo rental for the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity 2018 gala. The Men's Wearhouse will donate another $5 to the charities supported by First Look for Charity when you book under group #7560471. Orders should be booked by February 1, 2018, to avoid paying a rush fee.

Find a convenient Men’s Wearhouse, and mention this booking code when you get measured.


As an official Chicago Auto Show hotel, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will offer special rates, beginning at $119*. To make a reservation for this night only, please book using this link.


Round trip bus transportation is available for $20.00. A heated coach bus will pick up passengers at 5:00 pm from the Olympia Fields campus to McCormick Place. Bus will depart from McCormick Place at 10:45 pm and return to the Olympia Fields campus.

Two Car Giveaways
  • 2018 Ford Expedition
  • 2018 Ford Mustang

For additional information, you may visit the official First Look for Charity website.

Event Registration Options

To register online with a credit card, please follow this link and you will be redirected to our secure online registration page.
Employee Payroll Deduction: Sign up online for Payroll Deductions here.

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like to purchase a seat on the bus, please contact Kelly Mager at or 708.747.4000, ext. 85472.