Legendary performer Patti LaBelle had the audience on its feet, singing and dancing at Stepping Out for College of the Desert at McCallum Theatre.
The Christmas Tree Lane was a tribute to Gloria Greer, who founded ACT for Multiple Sclerosis with her daughter Norma, and to past event chair Marc Byrd.
Stepping Out for College of the Desert, featuring Lucie Arnaz – Latin Roots, raised $650,000 — the school’s most successful fundraiser to date, according to COD president Joel Kinnamon.
“Honoring the Past and Welcoming the Future” guided the Pearls and Pumps event, a dazzling celebration of 30 Years to benefit the Muses and Patroness Circle of McCallum Theatre.
Champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres greeted attendees to the second annual “Nite At the Races” to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert.
Since its inception, Tools for Tomorrow has serviced 7,000 children at 15 schools with arts literacy thanks to fundraisers like its annual Vision for the Future Award Luncheon.
Hollywood came to Indian Wells to benefit Palm Desert charity ACT for Multiple Sclerosis (ACT for MS), replete with paparazzi, Kleg lights, red carpet, Oscar statues and the Hollywood sign as stage backdrop.
The sixth annual Women Who Rule Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser celebrated community leadership while benefiting the Women Leaders’ Forum of the Coachella Valley.