Record Breaking Charity Preview Results Revealed

The final results of the Syracuse Auto Expo Charity Preview were be revealed on Thursday, March 23rd at Strada Mia. Fourteen charities were presented with checks that they brought back to their communities.  This year ticket sales totaled well over $291,000 making the 2017 event a record breaker!  Chairpersons Gino Barbuto and Jim Barr were thrilled with the results.  “The generosity of this community and the auto dealer’s commitment to making Central New York a better place is what makes this event such a success. Thanks to the support of not only the attendees, but the underwriters who help pay for this event, these funds will go directly to the children and families across our area.” The 19th Annual Charity Preview kicked off the Auto Expo on Wednesday, February 15th.  Since its inception, the “best party in town” has raised just over $3 million dollars.


Charity Totals:

Access CNY – $11,901.61
ARC of Onondaga – $8011.61
The Centers @ St. Camillus – $13,328.27
Crouse Health Foundation – $11,424.11
David’s Refuge, Inc. –  $51,194.94
Hospice of Central New York – $25,748.76
Huntington Family Centers, Inc – $11,350.86
Learning Disabilities Association of CNY – $26,690.36

The Loretto Foundation – $13,365.78
Make A Wish of Central New York – $20,697.04
Maureen’s Hope Foundation, Inc. – $47,985.61
Meals On Wheels of Syracuse, NY, Inc. – $23,732.44
National Kidney Foundation of CNY – $22,322.85
Syracuse Community Connections – $3215.76


Syracuse Auto Dealers represents dealers across the Central New York area.  The organization has been producing the annual Syracuse Auto Expo since 1908.


The Syracuse Auto Expo is one of the longest running auto showcases in country. This year’s Charity Preview will return with a Fall show on November 1st. The Syracuse Auto Expo will be November 2nd through the 5th at the OnCenter. The show is moving to a fall date due to the American Bowling Congress Championships at the Oncenter in February of 2018.


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