National Philanthropy Day in the Desert

Friday, November 8, 2019 at Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells

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Thank you for joining us at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day in the Desert celebration!

Our hearts were filled with the generosity and philanthropy of our Honorees, sponsors and guests.  Well over 500 persons were in attendance at this years event as we paused to recognize and celebrate the great contributions that philanthropy makes to our communities.  On behalf of the entire Desert Communities Chapter CA, AFP Board of Directors and National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs, Judi Olivas and Gailya Brown, thank you for joining us and celebrating our wonderful honorees and the spirit of philanthropy in the Coachella Valley. 

2018 Sponsors

Honorary Chair and Presenting Sponsor

Harold Matzner


Awards Sponsors

H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation

Wells Fargo


Luncheon Sponsors

Bank of America

Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation

The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation

College of the Desert

Desert Care Network

Peggy Cravens

Helene Galen and Jamie Kabler

Loma Linda University Health

Madeline Zuckerman Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.

MUFG Union Bank


Table Sponsors

Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus         The Community Foundation           Desert Arc             

Eisenhower Health         Family YMCA of the Desert/Sally Simonds            First Foundation Bank

Hot Purple Energy          Morgan Stanley        Olive Crest                  Operation Safehouse

The Ophelia Project        Pacific Premier Bank

Palm Springs Animal Shelter                  Regional Access Project Foundation 

The Living Desert      The Unforgettables Foundation

Pathfinder Ranch / Fromberg Edelstein Fromberg Law                    University of California, Riverside (Palm Desert Campus)


Presenting Newspaper Sponsor

Desert Sun Media Group


Exclusive Media Sponsors

Alpha Media - KESQ-TV News Channel 3 - Palm Springs Life - CBS Local 2 First Alert Weather Team