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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
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 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 displays.

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,
please visit

For more details on the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, please visit
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 more!

Proceeds benefit Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.

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401 N Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60642