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A Better Chicago Announces Third Annual Grape + Grain Fine Wine and Spirits Charity Auction

Written by A Better Chicago on Mar 26, 2024

A Better Chicago, a venture philanthropy that invests in organizations across the city working to end youth poverty, announced today the third annual Grape + Grain Fine Wine and Spirits Charity Auction. Taking place Thursday, May 9 at Theater on the Lake (2401 N. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL), proceeds from the event will go towards advancing A Better Chicago’s mission to invest in bold, innovative opportunities for Chicago’s low-income youth.

The extraordinary evening will feature a multi-course dinner and select wines and spirits curated by world-renowned wine auctioneers Hart Davis Hart. Hors d’oeuvres will be curated by Michelin-Starred Chef Curtis Duffy and Chef de Cuisine Joe Mishler of After and the Canvas by Ever.

The event will highlight the stories behind the fine wines, taking guests on a journey to appreciate the rich history behind every vineyard, winemaker, or bottle. Fine dinner wines plus the option to bring your own means guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of exceptional wines and spirits – BYOB and sharing is encouraged.

In addition to a sparkling variety of libations, Grape + Grain guests will be able to bid on an array of unique experiential packages, including travel opportunities and other unique offerings, during a live auction.

Since the inaugural Grape + Grain event in 2022, the charity dinner and auction has raised over $1.5 million to support a portfolio of over 27 innovative nonprofits reaching more than 54,000 youth across Chicago.

To learn more about Grape + Grain or to purchase tickets or tables, please click here or contact

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