Portland, OR. Windermere Stellar hosted its fifth annual Children’s Justice Center Gala Auction and the benefit raised $190,000 for Children’s Justice Center, which works to serve current victims of child abuse. With the theme of “An Evening in Havana,” real estate brokers, clients, business leaders and affiliates got into the Cuban spirit and joined in on a fun-filled evening on November 14th that included Mystery Boxes, entertainment, and a silent and live auction. Gerry Dowdy Latshaw; The Designated Broker for Windermere Stellar’s Vancouver Metro office, Gerry Dowdy Latshaw, spearheads the annual Gala Auction. (Photo credit, Shelly Fry Photography)

The event was held in Vancouver, Wash. 

“I am so proud to experience this event’s five-year evolution. It’s a direct result of Windermere Stellar’s committed real estate brokers and staff and I am grateful to call them my colleagues,” said Gerry Dowdy Latshaw, Designated Broker of Windermere Stellar’s Vancouver Metro office and the event’s spearheading force. “Working alongside organizations like the Children’s Justice Center is how we as community ambassadors can better serve those who need our help the most.”

Over the past five years, Windermere Stellar’s Vancouver branches have donated $671,300 to the Children’s Justice Center, an organization dedicated to providing aid to current victims of child abuse.

Windermere Stellar plays an integral role in its local community. Beyond acting as a necessary liaison between the community and housing, Windermere Stellar extends its ties through the Windermere Foundation. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has been determined to provide services and funding for low-income children and families, donating nearly $3 million to over 159 local organizations.

About Windermere Stellar:

Windermere Stellar is made up of two branch offices from Windermere Realty Trust which has offices in Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, West Linn and the north Oregon coast. The company’s full-time real estate experts have the local knowledge, collaborative network and dedication to successfully guide buyers and sellers through complex real estate transactions. Brokers donate a portion of their commission from every transaction to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income children and families. To date, over $3.25 million has been donated to 164 local organizations local organizations through the local chapter of the Windermere Foundation.


Windermere Stellar and Windermere Realty Trust are part of the Windermere Real Estate network which is the largest regional real estate company in the U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents in 10 states throughout the Western U.S. and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 85,000 home sales for more than $33.2 billion in volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $33 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.