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.