Spencer’s Restaurant, Lulu California Bistro, and Trio raised a combined $61,679 for the Dining Out For Life Coachella Valley initiative, in which 10,000 Coachella Valley residents came out strong to raise funds for AIDS service organizations like the Desert Aids Project.
All in all, $280,000 was raised by Coachella Valley, as more than 75 local restaurants supported the cause by participating.
Harold Matzner’s own Spencers donated 75% of proceeds and was one of the locations where patrons could walk out with the “I Dined” badge. Thanks to the efforts of business leaders like Matzner, Palm Springs had the second highest donations in total, compared to number one Denver, with three times the population.
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