National Philanthropy Day in the Desert

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Wedneday, November 7, 2018

Agua Caliente Casino and Resort, Rancho Mirage

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is one day set aside each year for the purpose of recognizing and celebrating the great contribution that philanthropy makes to our society.  It is an occasion for local communities to come together and reflect on the meaning of charitable giving and volunteering and the spirit that makes such generosity possible.

The first NPD awards luncheon was held in numerous cities across the country in 1986, after President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day. Today, NPD is celebrated in all fifty states and Canada under the auspices of local chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Join us to ​celebrate ​the​se ​honorees and the spirit of philanthropy in the Coachella Valley, but be sure to reserve your seat or sponsored table before the event is sold out!

2018 Sponsors*

(*as of August 18, 2018)

Honorary Chair and Presenting Sponsor

Harold Matzner


Awards Sponsors

H.N. and Frances Berger Foundation

Wells Fargo


Luncheon Sponsors

Bank of America

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

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


Presenting Newspaper Sponsor

Desert Sun Media Group


Exclusive Media Sponsors

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