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Annual Windermere gala raises $286,000 for Clark County child abuse victims

The Columbian
Published: November 12, 2022, 5:06am

ESTHER SHORT — Windermere Northwest Living hosted its 10th annual Children’s Justice Center Gala Auction in October, a charitable tradition that the real estate company was excited to return to after the pandemic. The fundraiser brings together real estate brokers, clients, community business leaders, and affiliates for an evening that included mystery boxes, entertainment and a live auction. This year’s gala lived up to its “Kentucky Derby” theme in both fashion and charitable giving — attendees raised more than $286,000 for victims of child abuse.

Since 2013, Windermere’s annual gala has raised nearly $1.3 million for the Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center, an organization dedicated to providing aid and critical resources to victims of child abuse in Clark County.

Gerry Dowdy Latshaw, branch manager with Windermere Northwest Living and the annual event’s spearheading force, said the Children’s Justice Center serves between 460-600 children each year — making Windermere’s support vital to ensuring these vulnerable victims receive the help they need.

Those who would like to get involved next year should email Latshaw at gerrydowdy@windermere.com. Additionally, the public can also help now by donating items appearing on the CJC’s Wish List.