Chicago, IL â€“ October 24, 2008 â€“ Primo Center for Women and Children (â€œPCWCâ€) 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.
â€œWords cannot express how grateful we are to have such a dedicated group of supporters,â€ said Primo, who is also the Chairman and CEO of Capri Capital Partners in Chicago. â€œGiven the countryâ€™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.â€
This yearâ€™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 cityâ€™s top business professionals.