Marlo Productions Inc. Charitable Arm

Marlo Productions is dedicated to supporting families and animal welfare in the Coachella Valley.

We are pleased to report our events have raised over $448,000 for community charities over the past 15 years.

2023 we are pleased to support:





Coachella Valley GIVING DAY


Save the Date | CV Giving Day is March 1, 2023

Join us for 24 hours of giving to benefit our local nonprofits and make a difference.

CV Giving Day brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving challenge. We inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all.

Over 88 Nonprofits Now Enrolled in Inaugural Coachella Valley Giving Day
FirstBank and Desert Community Foundation invite community to participate in 24 hours of giving on March 1, 2023, to support local nonprofits
Palm Springs, CA [December 12, 2022] – Over 70 local nonprofit organizations have enrolled so far in Southern California’s first-ever Coachella Valley Giving Day (CV Giving Day), organized by FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” and the Desert Community Foundation (DCF).
CV Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving event that will launch on March 1, 2023, to increase individual philanthropy and support local nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley.
“It’s inspiring to see how many community organizations have eagerly pledged to take part in this special campaign,” said Jake Wuest, California Market President at FirstBank. “CV Giving Day is an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference, and we hope that FirstBank and the Desert Community Foundation’s efforts will inspire others to join us in giving back to causes that make Coachella Valley a great place to live.”
CV Giving Day aims to unite the region as a community, generating funds and awareness for local nonprofits over the course of the 24-hour online giving challenge. FirstBank encourages individuals to give generously to nonprofits that strengthen the region and foster a flourishing community. Donation amounts start at $5, and contributors are encouraged to help in any way they can.
“We are overjoyed from the overwhelming response we’ve received from those who are joining our mission,” said Mary Panesar, Executive Director at the Desert Community Foundation. “Numerous organizations have committed to participating, covering nearly every aspect of Coachella Valley community enrichment, including youth development, animal welfare, health, the arts and culture, and social campaigning. We are excited to continue the giving momentum leading up to CV Giving Day.”
In addition to CV Giving Day, FirstBank is a corporate partner of Arizona Gives Day and Colorado Gives Day. There is no cost for nonprofits to participate in CV Giving Day. 501(c)(3) organizations, including eligible schools and churches within the Coachella Valley, can register to participate through February 1, 2023. To encourage registration, FirstBank and DCF are offering $30,000 in incentive prizes to participating nonprofits. For more information, registration, and to donate to your preferred nonprofit, visit

About FirstBank
FirstBank began providing banking services in 1963. Today, it’s known as an industry leader in digital banking. It has grown to be one of the largest privately held banks in the United States, maintaining more than $28 billion in assets and 100 branch locations across California, Colorado, and Arizona. FirstBank offers a variety of consumer deposit accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, rental property loans, and a full rangecorporate philanthropist, contributing over $80 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a large portion of its stock is owned by management and employees, giving employees a financial stake in the bank’s success through its Employee Stock Ownership Program. For more information, visit
About Desert Community Foundation
Desert Community Foundation is a public charity organization that has been serving the communities of the Coachella Valley since 1999. DCF works to address the core concerns and needs of the region including access to higher education, youth development, housing, health care, animal welfare, and the arts and culture—which are critical to our quality of life.
DCF manages multiple charitable funds and stewards more than $115 million in assets. Through its partnerships with local donors, nonprofits, and community members, DCF is dedicated to the promise of creating a strong and prosperous future for the region.
For more information, visit
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2022  Charity Golf Tournament benefitting The Unforgettables Foundation  

at The CLASSIC CLUB, raised $28,000.00!

2020 charity Kickoff Event ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE at a Bighorn Country Club private home

raised over $10,000 for Loving All Animals.

Our Mission is to join with other local and national Animal Welfare Organizations to maximize programs intended to stop the killing of adoptable animals.

2019 RAISED OVER $18,000.00  for Safe House of the Desert

SafeHouse of the Desert provides emergency shelter, intervention and outreach services to

Youth and Young Adults in Crisis.

Our 2019 Charity Kickoff  evening at Toscana Country Club

on Friday, January 11th,  “SAKS WINE & ROCK’N ROLL”

featured a fashion presentation from Saks 5th Avenue,

Santa Margherita Wines, open bar and lively entertainment provided by Big Rock Pub.

Ticket sales and auction proceeds benefit Safehouse of the Desert.


Our mission is to assist at risk and grieving families with finances to  help them afford
a timely and dignified funeral for their child.

The 2019 Desert Woman’s Show presented The Unforgettables Foundation

with a $2500  check on the main stage on Saturday February 16th.

San Gorgonio Girls Scouts

University of California Riverside

Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce

American Heart Association

Shelter From the Storm

Parkinson’s Resource Organization

Desert Cancer Foundation

Hanson House

Rebuilding America’s Warriors

Dogs For Our Brave

Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center

Women Leaders Forum

My Best Friends Closet

Old Town Artisan Studio

and more!