Friends and Champions: An Evening Under the Desert Stars

The brightest stars shine on our Desert Mountains! Join us for an evening under the desert stars, celebrating our own bright lights. We've been protecting the natural environment of the Coachella Valley for more than 30 years by acquiring natural lands, supporting ecological research and outdoor education, and conserving the unique plants and animals, hiking trails, and scenic views of our desert home. Help support our efforts!


Thank you to our event sponsors!

Santa rosa mountain

Knudsen Vineyards

Drew Leander

Whitfield Family Foundation


Martinez Mountain

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Kathy & Sheldon Coleman

Nicole and John Criste


Westmount Asset Management

 Haystack Mountain

Cameron & Katie Barrows

Best Best & Krieger

Rebecca Driscoll & Jack Kocak

Elizabeth & Robert Erickson

Elizabeth Farver

Gordon & Linda Fidler

Great Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Teri & Bob Hargreaves

Kay Hazen

Dick & Cheryl McKinley

Pups at Chapel Hill

Shields Date Garden Cafe

Rob & Joan Taylor

Peter & Joyce Teel Family


Vintage Nursery

WD Young & Sons Palm Trees

Miscellaneous & In-Kind Donations

Ed & Teri Andrews

Ross & Judy Berry

Big Wheel Tours


Cabazon Band of Mission Indians

Lee Clancey

Desert Valleys Builders Association

Steve Ducker

Frank & Alvera Gaeta

Groovelabs, LLC

Russell Kadenberg

La Quinta Brewing

Ted R. Lennon

Barbara MacCready

Laura Marvin

Terry Masters

Deborah McGarrey

Phillip Paley

Rancho La Quinta Country Club

Jane Rasco

Resort Parking Services, Inc.

Richard & Natalie Shonerd

Larry & Sue Smith

Smoke Tree Ranch

Smoke Tree Stables

Ruth Watling

The Wyman Family & Wyman Youth Trust