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Windermere Real Estate/Stellar Group (Windermere) recently hosted its inaugural Children’s Justice Center Gala featuring a silent and live auction of fine art and wine. The event raised nearly $50,000, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Justice Center, an organization that provides a safe haven for children in need.
“The mission of the Children’s Justice Center, to provide a safe place for child victims of abuse, aligns perfectly with that of the Windermere Foundation,” says Gerry Dowdy-Latshaw, Managing Principal Broker of Windermere’s Vancouver offices and head of the Vancouver branch of the Windermere Foundation. “Supporting local children in need resonates greatly with our Realtors, as is evident from the success of the evening.”
The Vancouver branch of the Windermere Foundation dedicates all of its fundraising dollars to the Children’s Justice Center. In 2012 it raised $22,000 and in 2013 the Foundation is on track to raise $70,000. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, Windermere has raised more than $2 million for the Windermere Foundation. Organizations supported include the Children’s Justice Center, New Avenues for Youth and Bridge Meadows. More information can be found at www.windermere.com/foundation.
Columbia Bank presents the annual Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA) Holiday Party this Friday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 9:30 p.m., at the Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. 6th St. Tickets are $50 per person; $500 to sponsor a table. For more information and tickets, call 360-694-7922. Interested parties can also register here.
The event features a silent auction with several items donated by the local construction industry and supporters, music, spirits, dinner and SWCA’s annual awards presentations. Guests can choose from mesquite grilled London broil with red wine tarragon pan jus or mushroom ravioli with roast leek manchego cheese sauce.
SWCA is an organization of commercial construction professionals. Located in Vancouver, the SWCA has more than 63 years of experience as a resource for the construction industry. It is comprised of general contractors, specialty contractors, engineers, architects and service companies supportive of the industry. For more information, visit www.swca.org.
The Free Clinic provides free, basic, walk-in health care, together with dental, vision and specialty care to 60,000 individuals in Southwest Washington. In 2012, volunteer physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, hygienists and other volunteers donated over 27,900 hours to help these patients.