A black-tie crowd of Catholic Charities supporters gathered for an evening of fun and fundraising at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity on February 8.
Over 480 tickets were purchased in support of Catholic Charities. The event netted more than $130,000 for the agency’s Neighbors in Need Fund and Maternity and Adoption programs.
Event Chairs Marty Bredemann and Chris Lawler joined Monsignor Michael M. Boland, President of Catholic Charities, in welcoming guests to a reception that included delicious food and drink, a silent auction and an exclusive preview of the Auto Show. Lauren Petty, General Assignment Reporter for NBC5 Chicago, served as emcee for the Catholic Charities reception.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting 1.1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.