Community involvement is a long-standing organizational objective for CCAR. For many years, our organization and our staff have contributed dollars as well as volunteer hours to improve the communities where we live and work.
Investment in our communities — and causes that we are passionate about — is just one of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to being good NPO citizens. Over the years, we have remained dedicated to partnering with various local nonprofit organizations, whether by donating money or lending a hand to volunteer. Here are some of the organizations we support:
Over the past 23 years, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity benefit has raised more than $38 million for local charities. Widely considered Chicagoland's largest single-day charitable event, First Look has become the premier fundraiser for many local charities. This year, the money raised at First Look will benefit 18 local organizations.
St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to more than 1,300 events in 2015, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research in excess of $100 million. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.