Shellie Muujiza Makes Her Debut At The Living Desert Sanctuary

A 5’11 baby giraffe was born and christened Shellie, after Shellie Reade, the life partner of philanthropist and Living Desert benefactor Harold Matzner. The birth occurred two days after the death of another giraffe named Pora… Click Here To Read Original Article at The Desert Scene Sep 8,…

Friends And Family Gathered One Last Time For Barbara Sinatra

The service for Barbara Sinatra at Sacred Heart Catholic Church was a star-studded reflection of her life, with guests ranging from TV legend Dick Van Dyke, to Suzanne Somers, to Philanthropist Harold Matzner. Click Here To Read Original Article at The Desert Scene Aug 1, 2017    

Mr. Palm Springs Celebrates His 80th Birthday

Businessman, one of the Valley’s top donors (with nearly $70 million given over the past 17 years), philanthropist, and 2017 Horatio Alger Award recipient Harold Matzner turns 80! His life and accomplishments are were honored in the Desert Sun, as friends, businesses, and the rest of Palm…

And the Grand Prize at ShortFest 2017 Goes to…

“Facing Mecca” took home the Best of Festival prize, which included $5,000 from the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Chairman of the Festival Board, Harold Matzner, stressed the significance of the experience and educational opportunities that filmmakers received as the true prize. Not…

Harold Matzner’s Latest Namesake is One Big Baby

One of the Living Desert’s youngest denizens is Harold, a baby giraffe whose namesake is Palm Spring’s own Harold Matzner, a long-time supporter and recent donator of $50,000. His philanthropy goes towards further conservation efforts of wildlife in Africa, educational trips, and improving infrastructure of the…