PCWC Mom Highlighted by Medill News Service

Evanston, IL – December 11, 2008 – Hard economic times mean harder times for homeless moms and their children. That was the focus of a story by reporter Jen Thomas of Northwestern University’s Medill News Service.

Thomas interviewed PCWC Chief Executive Officer Christine Achre and one of the center’s moms about what will happen to social service agencies as the economy slows down.

Ms. Achre was quoted as saying, “We have been facing serious issues with homelessness before the economic downturn and the economy just magnified the issue.”

Click here to read the entire story.

Primo Center for Women and Children Names Chief Development Officer

Chicago, IL – December 1, 2008 – PCWC Chairman Quintin E. Primo III is proud to announce the appointment of Shelley Cooper to the position of Chief Development Officer.

“Shelley is the perfect person to lead the Primo Center to the next level,” said Primo, who is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Capital Partners, LLC in Chicago. “Shelley’s commitment to excellence and details will be very invaluable in this tough economic times when we need to work harder to make sure our funding levels remain strong, so that we can keep providing our high level of service to our moms and their kids.”

Shelley can be contacted at 773-722-2371 or at scooper@primocenter.org.

Red Hot Gala Raises $385,000 for Primo Center for Women and Children

Chicago, IL – October 24, 2008 – Primo Center for Women and Children (“PCWC”) Chairman Quintin E. Primo III is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual RedHot Gala held Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Harris Rooftop in Millennium Park in Chicago raised $385,000 for the center.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are to have such a dedicated group of supporters,” said Primo, who is also the Chairman and CEO of Capri Capital Partners in Chicago. “Given the country’s tough economic conditions, our family of supporters definitely put others ahead of themselves knowing that more-and-more families in Chicago are facing the possibility of becoming homeless.”

This year’s event entitled Red Note Jazz featured The Cachao All-Stars performing a tribute to jazz legend Cachao, who died earlier this year. Cachao, the Cuban bassist and composer, was a pioneer of the mambo.

Quintin and his wife Diane were the Co-Masters of Ceremonies for the cool Chicago-jazz-themed event infused with Latin beats. Mr. Primo is also the Chair-Elect for the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness.

PCWC is named in honor of Quintin E. Primo, Jr., who was the Bishop Suffragan in Chicago for 13 years and co-founder of the national union of Black Episcopalians. During his tenure he was known as a leader who marked his church and era with a relentless insistence on human rights. He was a bridge builder between the races and stood up for what was right even when it meant standing alone.

The annual gala benefits the PCWC, a 120-day transitional shelter located on the west side of Chicago. The gala was created seven years ago by mover-and-shakers in the Chicago real estate community, but the guest list has expanded over the years to include some of the city’s top business professionals.

Primo Center Featured on WFLD FOX Chicago

The Primo Center for Women and Children was featured Thursday night on WFLD FOX Chicago’s 9 o’clock news. Main anchor Robin Robinson featured PCWC and one of it’s success stories, former resident Angie Howard, who is now in her own apartment. The segment also looked at the progress of the extreme homeless makeover taking place at Primo Center.

Click here to watch the video.

Red Hot Gala Featured on 24/7 on NBC 5

RedHot Gala Chair Diane Primo was featured on the NBC 5 television show 24/7. The show highlighted the Primo Center for Women and Children and the upcoming RedHot Gala.

Click here to watch the video.

RedHot Gala To Heat Up the Night with Hot Jazz

Chicago, IL – October 10, 2008 – Jazz will take center stage at the 7th Annual RedHot Gala benefiting the Primo Center for Women and Children (“PCWC”) Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Harris Rooftop in Millennium Park at 201 East Randolph Street in Chicago.Â

This year’s event entitled Red Note Jazz will feature The Cachao All-Stars performing a tribute to jazz legend Cachao, who died earlier this year. Cachao, the Cuban bassist and composer, was a pioneer of the mambo.

Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of the Primo Center for Women and Children and Chairman and CEO of Capri Capital Partners in Chicago, and his wife Diane will be the Co-Masters of Ceremonies for the cool Chicago-jazz-themed event infused with Latin beats.  Mr. Primo is also the Chair-Elect for the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness.

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 Red Hot Gala

Saturday, October 18, 2007

6:30 P.M.

Harris Rooftop in Millennium Park

201 East Randolph Street, Chicago

Tribute to Cachao

 “Given the country’s current economic climate, it is very important to remember that more-and-more families in Chicago are facing the possibility of becoming homeless,” said Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of PCWC. “My father always taught me that during extraordinary times, a person has to do extraordinary things to help those who are not as fortunate.”

Quintin E. Primo, Jr. was the Bishop Suffragan in Chicago for 13 years and co-founder of the national union of Black Episcopalians. During his tenure he was known as a leader who marked his church and era with a relentless insistence on human rights. He was a bridge builder between the races and stood up for what was right even when it meant standing alone.

The annual gala benefits the PCWC, a 120-day transitional shelter located on the west side of Chicago. The gala was created seven years ago by mover-and-shakers in the Chicago real estate community, and this year the guest list has expanded to include some of the city’s top business professionals. Last year’s event raised over $500,000.

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