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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 www.cvgivingday.org.
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 www.efirstbank.com.
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 https://www.desertfoundation.org/.
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
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.
The 2019 Desert Woman’s Show presented The Unforgettables Foundation
with a $2500 check on the main stage on Saturday February 16th.