One Night Only Nears $2 Million For JFS Desert

The McCallum Theatre hosted the JFS Desert’s “One Night Only” finale, which is one of three fundraisers meant to benefit the non-profit that provides critically needed social services to thousands of people.  Over the years, “One Night Only” has brought in $1.9 million for JFS…

Lights, Camera, Action ACT For MS Goes Hollywood

Coachella Valley Philanthropists Sarah and Leo Milmet were honored at the Annual ACT for Multiple Sclerosis gala, which featured a 1950’s “Hooray for Hollywood” themed red carpet, complete with paparazzi, glitz, and glam. Golden Oscar-level contributors include The Auen Foundation, The Conboy Foundation, Coachella Valley…

25th Anniversary Gala Evening Under The Stars

One of Coachella Valley’s long-running and most popular events, The AAP – Food Samaritans 25th Annual Gala, Evening Under the Stars, took place at the Palm Springs O’Donnell Golf Club, complete with a sunset cocktail hour, marketplace and silent auction. The AAP – Food Samaritans has…

‘Stars Among Us’ Shine For Mizell Senior Center

The Palm Springs Air Museum hosted the Mizell Senior Center’s 13th Annual “Stars Among Us Gala,” which was produced and directed by Frank Goldstin of Momentous Events and featured Michael Jackson live performer Jalles Franca. The Mizell Senior Center has spent the last 43 years…

PS Museum Gala Raises $1 Million

The Palm Springs Art Museum’s “Not Your Typical Gala” was a mix of classic artwork, acrobats, and the eccentric stylings of Andy Warhol’s Americana and celebrity-influenced pop art.  The crowd was also a mixed one, with the gala hosting everyone from artists, to writers, to…

Desert Arc recognizes community leaders for their support

Desert Arc, a nonprofit grouped aimed at creating opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, acknowledged the leaders and businesses which have championed their cause. Among the recognized were Eisenhower Health,  JFK Memorial Hospital, Palm Springs Disposal, Destination PSP, Renova Solar. Sacred Heart Church, steered by…

8th Annual Men Of The Desert Fashion Show & Charity Luncheon

The 8th Annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Charity Luncheon raised $135,000 via silent auctions for the Animal Samaritans Rescue Program. The luncheon honored their partner SNIP, which offers mobile spaying and neutering for low costs throughout Coachella Valley. Animal Samaritans has been…

Coachella Valley Symphony ‘Christmas in Vienna’

Brought back and revamped, the Christmas dinner and symphony concert “Christmas in Vienna” was a sold out experience.  Celebrating their 25th anniversary and providing a tribute to founder Jeanette Banoczi who passed this summer, the talents of the Coachella Valley Symphony and the Buddy Rogers…

Harold Matzner: The Brilliant Enigma

In this follow-up to a November article discussing the influential philanthropist of many hats, a few Coachella Valley’s more influential residents discuss their relationships with Harold Matzner, how their organizations became involved with him, and the brilliance behind the man whose name has become synonymous…

Patton Museum Receives 4 Tanks and 2 New Buildings

The General Patton Memorial Museum honored Harold Matzner with the “Founder’s Award” for funding the Matzner Tank Pavilion building and donating enough to bring three military tanks back to life. Read full article here at Desert Sun

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Celebrates Biggest Givers

Coachella Valley philanthropist and owner of Spencer’s Restaurant, Harold Matzner, will serve as Presenting Sponsor and Honorary Chair at the 11th Annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon in the Grand Ballroom of the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa… Click Here To Read Original Article at The Desert Scene October 14,…

24th Annual Evening Under the Stars A Festive Success

One of Palm Spring’s most festive events, the 24th Annual Evening Under the Stars, featured a delicious dinner catered by Savoury’s, a performance from Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, music by DJ Jerry Bonham, and a spectacular fireworks display. Honored at the event were Timothy Jochen,…

Harold Matzner Says Farewell to Coachella Valley Icon Mel Haber

Coachella Valley icon Mel Haber passed away recently, but he left behind good memories and a lasting image. Restaurateur and philanthropist Harold Matzner called Haber “a huge asset to the community” and referred to him as a “lovable character.” To Read Full Article at The…