NAIAS Charity Preview Raises $2.6 Million

The 2011 North American International Auto Show has brought new creations to the world, but the event serves multiple purposes, not just the obvious ones. For example, it also included the Charity Preview black tie gala, an event that continues to be one of the US' top single-night fund raising ones, with this year's edition seeing 10,500 guest helping raising $2.6 million for local children's charities.

"Our passion as the Motor City transcends a love of cars," said NAIAS Chairman Barron Meade. "The automotive community and the city band together each year during the NAIAS Charity Preview for the greater good of our future, and that is our children. Thousands of children benefit from this event as a result of that sense of community."

Sponsors make efforts to offer attenders a great even, with the result being the maximum benefit for children in the metro area. The sponsors of the 2011 NAIAS Charity Preview included:

* RBS/Charter One: Presenting Sponsor; marking its fourth year of support.
* Delta Air Lines, Comcast and MGM Grand Detroit:Sponsors of the VIP Ribbon Cutting Party.
* Art Van Furniture: Special Additional Support.

The list of charities that benefit of the Charity Preview includes Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan; Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit; The Children's Center; Judson Center; The Detroit Institute for Children; Think Detroit PAL; March of Dimes; The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation; and the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
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