Photos: Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation Serves Up Sneak Preview of the 2016 Philly Auto Show’s Black Tie Tailgate

Catching up on posts, as you know in December my mother in law passed away, and I got behind on a lot of posts. So this week you’re going to see a lot of December events.
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the
Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
, the philanthropic arm of the
Philadelphia Auto Show
, kicked off the Show season with the 2016
Black Tie Tailgate
Committee Menu Tasting at the home of David and
Marlo Kelleher
in Villanova (I wasn’t able to make it but they sent along these photos.) The Tailgate, which benefits the Division
of Neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), will
take place Jan. 29, 2016,
and provides guests
a preview of all that the Show has to offer before it officially opens on Saturday, Jan. 30. As you know Mike and I always go to the Black Tie Preview Party, it’s a lot of fun, less crowded and you really get a chance to check out all the cars and displays in a relaxed, slower pace atmosphere PLUS there’s delicious food and drinks to be had as you do it.

Representatives from the Division of Neurology Dr. Rebecca Ichord, Dr.
Brenda Banwell
(division chief), Dr. Amy Waldman (medical director of
the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence) and Marissa Malcom rally
support for the
2016 Black Tie Tailgate, which benefits the Division.

Open to the public, the 2016 Black Tie Tailgate is a glamorous and exciting first look at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, gourmet food, and live entertainment among 700 hot production, exotic and antique vehicles
on display at the Show. Black Tie Tailgate tickets start at $225 per person and can be purchased at In 2015, a record 4,500 people helped the event raise $460,000 for CHOP. The Philadelphia Auto Show will take place Jan. 30-Feb. 7, 2016.  For more information, please visit

 Kate Chapman, John McNichol (Pennsylvania Convention Center) and Michael Chapman (Chapman Management Corporation)
 Black Tie Tailgate committee members Matt Hammond, David & Dr. Amy
(medical director of the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence),
Meg Trumbower, and Lauren Hammond
 David and Trish Penske with Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation president Donald Franks (J.L. Freed Honda)

 Black Tie Tailgate co-chairs Marlo Pagano-Kelleher and David Kelleher
(David Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM) and David and Dr. Brenda Banwell (chief
of the Division of Neurology)

Jay Haenn (Lansdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Fiat of Montgomeryville),
Harry Calabrese, Maria Pacifico (Pacifico Ford and Pacifico Hyundai),
Alison and Jim Maxim, Jr.
(Maxim Automotive), Mary Lynn Alvarino (Auto Dealers
CARing for Kids Foundation) I hope to see you at the 2016
Black Tie Tailgate
it really is a good time, and the ticket cost goes to a great cause.

(Paul Csihas of Lafayette Hill Studios)