Private Trade Winds Donates Another $56,000 in Villa Product for Live Auction at the 2012 JDRF Charity Gala Bringing 4-Year Total to More Than $225,000

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation found an ally once again by enlisting the support of the philanthropic Newport Beach based villa rental company Private Trade Winds. Three luxury villas were donated and drew raves from generous supporters of this worthy cause. 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 and 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 and President of Private Trade Winds, as well as Andra Minnehan and Judy Sweetland Directors of Sales and 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.

Private Trade Winds is a Newport Beach based company which enjoys giving back philanthropically to the local community, the nation and the world. After launching in 2007, the Company stayed the course through a hard pressed economic recession, and emerged as a leading supplier and educator in Five-Star Villa Vacations. Private Trade Winds celebrates their five year anniversary this year.

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