Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage is Presenting Sponsor of our 25th Annual Gala Silver Ball


United Way Of The Desert Announces 
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage 
as Presenting Sponsor of The 25th Annual Gala Silver Ball 
May 15, 2015 At The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage 


(March 25, 2015—Palm Desert, CA) United Way of the Desert announced Desert European Motorcars’ Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage is now the Presenting Sponsor of its 25Th Annual Gala “The Silver Ball” held on May 15th, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.

Last year’s United Way Gala was the organization’s most successful event to date, raising more than $140,000 benefitting the United Way’s Community Impact Fund.  Tickets can be purchased at: Ticket prices are $260 per person.

Todd Blue, Chairman and CEO of The indiGO Auto Group, which owns the Desert European Motorcars' luxury campus, and Dealer Principal of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage said, "We are honored to support the United Way and its silver anniversary celebration. The indiGO Auto Group supports The United Way because it reflects our mission by repairing the world through our Desert community's best agencies, one individual at a time”. United Way of the Desert Board President Bill Houck added, “We are grateful for the partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage. It is an honor to have their support at this commemorative event.”

In discussing the event, Lynne Stephenson, United Way board member and Chair of the “Silver Ball”, said, “We are really thrilled to be hosting our 25th anniversary Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.  It’s an extraordinary venue to celebrate 25 years of this event and the pivotal role the United Way of the Desert has played in the Coachella Valley for more than 70 years.”

“We want to really celebrate the enduring spirit of generosity and sacrifice that is indigenous to the culture of the Coachella Valley.  Our community’s philanthropic engagement is world renowned and United Way’s role of convening, and galvanizing stakeholders to support local needs is a direct reflection of that,” says Stephenson.  “Each year thousands of individuals support the United Way’s campaign to address critical needs in the community.  The Silver Ball will be a time to celebrate that and reaffirm our collective commitment to keeping the ball rolling,” she adds.

This special evening promises to be special. Attendees, including United Way’s biggest partners and supporters, will enjoy an exquisite Chef-prepared dinner and wine. Hot Purple Energy is the entertainment sponsor of Eevaan Tre & the Show, who will be there for music and dancing. In addition there is a raffle and silent and live auctions. Cocktail reception begins at 5:30pm.

Current event Sponsors include: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Rancho Mirage, The City of Rancho Mirage and Hot Purple Energy. Media Sponsors include: The Desert Sun, Lamar Advertising, R&R Broadcasting and KMIR-TV.  Limited Sponsorship opportunities remain.  The 25th Annual Commemorative Program has space available for acknowledgements and advertisements at $500 for a full page and $250 for a half page. Contact: Eevet Edens at or call: 760-323-2731.

For more information about the United Way of the Desert and the 25th Annual Silver Ball Gala on May 15th, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, visit or contact Eevet Edens, UWD Resource Development Manager @ 760-323-2731.