Detroit auto show leaders cut 3 charities from Charity Preview benefit


The Detroit Auto Dealers Association has cut three charities that previously benefited from its Charity Preview event held in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show. 

The DADA on Tuesday released details of this year’s September auto show including the list of charities benefiting from the Sept.16 charity gala, which in the past has raised millions for multiple Metro Detroit organizations. Ticket prices are $400 for the 2022 event. There are six charities on this year’s list that will benefit from the donations after these three were cut: the Judson Center, March of Dimes Detroit and Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit. Crain’s Detroit Business first reported which organizations were nixed as beneficiaries. 

Charity Preview attendees during the 2016 event at Detroit's downtown convention center. The gala returns this September to Huntington Place but without three traditional charity beneficiaries.

NAIAS is returning this fall after the 2020 and 2021 shows were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Past 25 years, the show’s Charity Preview event has raised more than $100 million, said Rod Alberts, executive director of DADA. The organization “has long been committed to supporting a cross-section of children’s charities in the region,” he said in a statement to The Detroit News. 


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