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Monday, June 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org MEDIA ADVISORY United Way’s Day of Action Empowering Volunteers to Build Stronger Communities BEAUTIFY OUR SCHOOLS ON JUNE 21ST COACHELLA VALLEY – On June 21st from 7:00am – 11:00am United Way of the Desert is rallying over 100 volunteers throughout the community for Day of Action, an annual event that mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 400 communities around the world. Here in the Coachella Valley volunteers will be in every school district cleaning up...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org  PHOTOS PROVIDED WITH DROPBOX LINK http://bit.ly/2018GalaMediaPics                Community Proves We Are Living United  at 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala   RANCHO MIRAGE – (May 17, 2018) – The 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala was completely sold out – at over 300 tickets – in the week leading up to the unforgettable night! Early estimates show that the event raised over $195,000 to fund United Way and community programs focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in the Coachella...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Kristen Dolan, Communications Manager for UWD, sat down with KMIR TV's Vince Marino to discuss whether a female minor might be to blame for her part of a student/teacher relationship. Kristen previously worked for years in the fields of child advocacy and anti-human trafficking and is able to give valuable insight into the psychology of these crimes, as well as what the law states as to whether these minor are complicent in these crimes or whether they are victims. You can watch the interview here - https://youtu.be/i3YUvpIdcFc?t=36s Our local chapter of Women United is also doing the work of...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731 x25 Kristen@uwdesert.org  PHOTOS PROVIDED WITH DROPBOX LINK             http://bit.ly/2018GalaPhotosLogo   Bill Powers to be honored at the 28th Annual United Way of the Desert Gala     RANCHO MIRAGE – (April 18, 2018) – The United Way of the Desert Gala is back for its 28th year and it’s hotter than ever. “Hot Havana Nights” will be held on May 11, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage. The night will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails, followed by dinner and the evening’s program. Sensation Showband will be there to carry...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Kristen Dolan (760) 323-2731  Kristen@uwdesert.org    United Way of the Desert Hires Kristen Dolan As Their Chief Storyteller   PALM DESERT – (January 4, 2018) – United Way of the Desert, a nonprofit organization serving the Coachella Valley for over 70 years by fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every resident, is proud to announce that the hiring of Kristen Dolan as  Chief Storyteller.   “I am honored to have been given the privilege of all this role entails,” said Dolan. “A great story can help transform lives – both those...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Was this the year that our local United Way grew up?  Some seem to think so.  Over the past 25 years, United Way has raised millions of dollars for local charities with everything from garage sales to bowling tournaments, wild costume parties and lots of long walks.   (Photo: Marc Glassman/Special to The Desert Sun)   However, for the past few years, its annual gala has become more sophisticated and mature – as have many of its top supporters.   How sophisticated?   Well, let's see.  Who is the most sophisticated person in the world? What's that you say? James Bond?  Right! So this year's...
Saturday, May 23, 2015
  Noted community members clad in evening gowns and tuxedos mixed elegance with philanthropy as they mingled in the Springs Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Saturday evening at the United Way of the Desert's Silver Ball VIP Gala. Ticket sales and the earnings of the gala's auctions benefited the United Way of the Desert while local sponsors such as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage, the city of Rancho Mirage and The Desert Sun all contributed prizes for the silent- and live auctions, as well as decor to make the night a special celebration. The revelry was not without a...