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,…

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…

ShortFest Attendees Brave The Sweltering Heat for Great Opening Night

The biggest shortfilm festival in its 23rd season had a great opening night, despite the searing desert heat. Chairman Harold Matzner acknowledged Lili Rodriguez, the first-time director of ShortFest, and praised the work of the 31-year old. Upwards of 500 directors are expected to take part in…

Spencer’s Lends A Hand To The “Little Guy”

Spencer’s owner Harold Matzner invited diners to the Watercress Vietnamese Bistro at no charge, to help bolster their business and get some publicity for the newer, struggling restaurant… Click Here To Read Original Article at The Desert Sun June 4, 2017