Primo Classico 2015 — Saturday, October 10, 2015, 6:30pm – 11:30pm


Hawthorne Global Aviation Services,
1120 South Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling IL

You are invited to join Diane and Quintin Primo at the 4th annual Primo Classico! Come experience a spectacular evening that celebrates European “luxelife”.

This year’s event features a new dramatic venue, Hawthorne Global Aviation, as the grand backdrop for an eye-popping display of engineering marvels — high-performance cars, private jets and precision motorcycles culminating in a one-of-a-kind special new car unveiling from Lake Forest Sportscars. Your senses will be further captivated by world-class entertainment, a stunning fashion installation and an ultra-deluxe auction. You may be asking, “What is Europe without amazing cuisine?” Well, the Classico delivers there, too, as several of Chicago’s finest chefs will prepare mouthwatering epicurean delights with wine pairings. And when it’s time to groove, DJ Madrid will be on hand to spin like no one else can! It will be a thrilling evening that you will not want to miss. See you there!

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Also a word of thanks to the Primo Classico sponsors. We are especially grateful for the unwavering support provided by our corporate sponsors whose generosity is instrumental in making this event possible. The commitment of these fine companies and individuals have a profound effect on PCWC’s mission to empower women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities.


Primo Center for Women and Children Announces Grant from Get In Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – August 26, 2015 – Primo Center for Women and Children (“Primo Center”) is pleased to announce that it’s receiving a grant from Get IN Chicago (“GIC”), a public/private partnership addressing violence, improving safety and providing opportunities for youth living in high-crime neighborhoods. Primo Center is one of six new partners for GIC.

The grant will allow Primo Center to provide cognitive behavioral therapy for youth in the Austin and North Lawndale Communities.

“We are humbled and honored to partner with Get IN Chicago and commend them on their leadership role in implementing real solutions that will address the violence and social impact of violence on the lives of youth and families,” said Christine Achre, CEO of the Primo Center for Women and Children.

“True to our name, we have spent the last two years getting into Chicago communities, understanding their needs and building an infrastructure to effectively address neighborhood challenges,” said Toni Irving, Ph.D., executive director, Get IN Chicago. “Our grants support community organizations that provide kids with hope for the future, educational opportunities so they can achieve success, and safer neighborhoods to grow up in.”

So far in 2015, CIG has awarded grants totaling $7.8 million, which is more than the organization’s total grant giving in 2013 and 2014 combined.

About Primo Center for Women and Children
The Primo Center provides a continuum of housing solutions combined with mental health and support services to homeless women, men and children. The agency is committed to breaking the cycles of poverty, violence and homelessness, allowing families to eventually thrive in their home communities. Learn more at

About Get IN Chicago
Get IN Chicago is an innovative five-year, $50 million partnership that focuses on identifying, funding and rigorously evaluating evidence-based programs that lead to sustainable reductions in violence for individuals and communities. Since 2013, GIC has awarded grants totaling more than $13.6 million for evidence-based community programs at 54 non-profit organizations that support more than 10,000 at-risk youth and their families in seven Chicago communities. More information is available at

Primo Center For Women and Children Receives Generous Donation from Board Member Marc Jacobson


Chicago, IL – Primo Center for Women and Children is pleased to announce that board member Marc Jacobson, a registered agent with the Northbrook Office of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, arranged for a $16,000 donation to the center and personally matched that donation for a total of $32,000.

A check was presented to Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of the Board of the Primo Center on July 22, 2015 when Jacobson won Prudential’s President’s Trophy July 22, 2015.  Jacobson requested that a portion of the money spent on that celebration be donated to Primo Center for Women and Children.

“Not only did Marc Jacobson arrange for Prudential to donate a sizeable amount of money to the center, but he went a step further and announced he was doubling the donation to a total of $32,000,” said Primo. “Marc is one of those types of people that definitely thinks about the importance of assisting others who need a helping hand.”

“I was happy to arrange for this donation,” said Marc Jacobson, Registered Agent with Prudential.  “It’s very important for me to give back and matching Prudential’s donation was the perfect way to make an impact for a charity I have long supported.”

Prudential’s President’s Trophy is awarded to those achieving the highest level of sales by helping to meet the financial services needs of his or her clients with insurance and financial products.

left to right: Pete Bohner, TVP Prudential Advisors, Caroline Feeney, President Prudential Advisors,  Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of the Board of the Primo Center, Marc Jacobson National Honor Agent and National Production Leader, Lauren Jacobson, Steve Pelletier, Chief Operations Officer

About Primo Center for Women and Children
About the Primo Center for Women and Children – A non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness in families by providing a continuum of innovative housing and wraparound support services to the west side communities of Chicago. Learn more at