October 30, 2006 – It was a whoâ€™s who in the Chicago real estate community at the fifth annual Red Hot Gala on October 21, 2006 that raised $400,000 for the Primo Center for Women and Children (PCWC), located on the west side of Chicago.
Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of the Primo Center for Women and Children was the Master of Ceremonies for the Bollywood-themed event that featured the color and pageantry of India. Choreographer/Director Debbie Allen, whoâ€™s best known for her role in the television series â€œFameâ€, sat at the head table along with some of Chicagoâ€™s real estate elite.
Over 170-guest attended the event at the Chicago Illuminating Company that was bathed in a vibrant red and included an elaborate dining tent draped with fabrics from India, plus â€œClub Monsoonâ€ an Indian discothÃ¨que that pulsated with a unique blend of Eastern and Western sounds. The guests dined on authentic Indian cuisine like grilled ginger-glazed lamb chops and exotic chocolate truffles spiced with curry.
“By supporting the Red Hot Gala, those of us in the Chicago real estate community are helping the Primo Center for Women and Children make a difference,â€ says Penny Pritzker, CEO of Pritzker Realty Group. “Our support assists residents to overcome a personal crisis or tragedy, to ultimately become self-sufficient.â€
â€œThe Red Hot Gala is the Chicago real estate communityâ€™s opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of others by raising funding to support the Primo Center for Women and Childrenâ€™s mission of ending homelessness,â€ adds Randall K. Rowe, Chairman Green Courte Partners and PCWC Executive Board Member.
“The Red Hot Gala is our most important fundraising event benefiting the Primo Center for Women and Children,â€ says Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of PCWC and Chairman/CEO of Capri Capital Partners, LLC. â€œWithout the support of the Chicago real estate community, PCWC would lack the resources to continue its progressive approach to break the cycle of homelessness for these mothers and their children.â€