It was a night of hope in an otherwise uncertain and frightening world for children afflicted with Juvenile Diabetes. Private Trade Winds was honored to be present in support of this worthy cause, and contributed another $56,000 in villa product for the live auction event, bringing a four year contribution to more than $225,000. The prestigious Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California set the backdrop for an elite gathering of Orange County’s most generous socialites and contributors. The halls were lined with vendors representing exquisite jewels, coveted art, and fine wine & spirits available to the highest bidder, but it was the live auction in the grand ballroom that rallied the crowd into generous giving. Irene Aviles, Founder & President of Private Trade Winds, as well as Andra Minnehan and Judy Sweetland Directors of Sales & Marketing were present at the event. “This is such a worthy cause, and seeing the children afflicted with this disease really makes you count your blessings, and give generously to put an end to this type of suffering,” said Aviles.
Villas donated by Private Trade Winds include a ski-in/ski-out Aspen chalet, a beachfront condo on Oahu, and PTW’s newest gem – an 8 bedroom luxury seaside villa on the French Atlantic Coast near Bordeaux in France. A Private Trade Winds membership package valued at $2,995 was included with each winning villa bid, allowing recipients to enjoy properties in the company’s portfolio at up to 50% off for one year. Memberships were also available to purchase at $2995 with PTW donating 50% of the fee back to JDRF. The evening concluded with the annual after party known as Club Imagine where music and dance filled the air.