This site and its contents are copyright © 2018 TRENDY. All rights reserved.
A Toast to Charity: Catholic Charities Hosts
17th Annual d’Vine Affair
Sunday, January 28, 2018
On Sunday, January 28th, 2018 from 1:30 to 6 p.m.,
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago hosts the
17th Annual d’Vine Affair, a premier wine & craft beer
tasting event held at the Union League Club of Chicago!
Benefiting Catholic Charities self-sufficiency programs,
guests can sample wine and beer from around the world.
Boasting 250 different wines from around the world and
several craft and imported beers, guests will be able to
sample wines from more than 90 vintners, and beer from at
least 6 breweries many of which will be poured by the
vintners and brewers themselves, along with gourmet hors
d’oeuvres and desserts.
A Wine-Appreciation Seminar kicks off the afternoon at
1:30 pm, where guests can learn, listen and taste with
sommelier, Rachael Lowe of Spiaggia. Lowe has crafted
wine programs at some of the most distinguished dining
establishments throughout the United States. She has
been the Director of Beverage for Spiaggia where she
oversees the restaurant, café and private dining events for
the past three years. Lowe holds an advanced degree from
the Court of Master Sommeliers and has most recently
been awarded Food & Wine Magazine’s Sommelier of the
Year in 2016.
From 2-6 pm, guests will enjoy tastings, a wine grab,
silent auction and prize raffles, plus a Live Barrel of Wine
Auction, which equals 25 cases of wine! The silent auction
will showcase an amazing array of wine and other items
including a raffle drawing, which will give guests a chance
to stock up their own wine cellar! All proceeds from the
event will go towards benefitting the self-sufficiency
programs. Last year’s event raised over $130,000 for
Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs.
The Union League Club of Chicago is located at 65 W.
Jackson. Tickets are $125. For more information, list of
participating wineries and breweries or to purchase tickets,
please visit www.catholiccharities.net/dvine
2018 First Look for Charity
Friday February 9th from 7pm - 11pm
As it enters its 27th year, First Look for Charity has
helped raise nearly $48 million for Chicago-area
charities. The black-tie gala will be 7 – 11 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 9.
Tickets are $275 and are available at
FirstLookforCharity.org. Attendees at the charity gala
will be treated to complimentary hors d’oeuvres;
champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks; and special
entertainment presented by the automakers in their
Benefactors in attendance also have the chance to
win a new 2018 Ford Mustang or 2018 Expedition,
both compliments of Ford and the Chicagoland and
northwest Indiana Ford dealers.
“The Chicago Auto Show is uniformly regarded as one
of the finest auto shows in the nation, but the
charitable cause demonstrates that this auto show is
about more than just vehicles and accessories,” said
John Hennessy, chairman of the 2018 show. “It’s also
about giving something back to the community.”
The 18 organizations participating in this year’s First
Look for Charity predominantly are children-oriented.
Some operate on a global level; others, locally. The
charities use the proceeds they receive in their efforts
in the Chicago area.
For more details on First Look for Charity,
For more details on the 2018 Chicago Auto Show,
Tickled Pink Chicago
February 23, 2018 from 8pm – 1am
Chicago’s Hottest Party for a Great Cause
returns in 2018!
One of the most anticipated charity events of the
year, Tickled Pink Chicago will feature chef
stations from Chicago's Top Restaurants, Live
Music, Dancing, Open Bar, Raffles and much
Proceeds benefit Bright Pink, the only national
non-profit organization focusing on the prevention
and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.
401 N Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60642