“So You Think You Can Dance” joins entertainment line-up at the 2013 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

PALM SPRINGS, CA, DECEMBER 26, 2012 – If you’re a fan of the FOX-TV hit show “So You Think You Can Dance,” you probably already know the names Chehon and Marko. But one of the reasons that dancers like these have been so amazing during seasons 8 and 9 is choreographer Ray Leeper. Whether it’s […]

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100 Women at D.A.P. are making the holidays brighter

PALM SPRINGS, CA, December 20, 2012 – Once again, the members of the 100 Women annual giving program at Desert AIDS Project are making sure that holiday meals will be served and that the children of D.A.P. clients will have presents to open. “This is one of the many reasons for being members of this […]

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Bill Quinn joins D.A.P. as Chief Program Officer

Setting the bar higher for the best mix of HIV/AIDS healthcare and prevention PALM SPRINGS, CA, DECEMBER 11, 2012 – On September 17, William “Bill” Quinn joined Desert AIDS Project in the new position of Chief Program Officer. With responsibility for overall development, expansion, integration, and implementation of D.A.P.’s program strategy, Quinn oversees more than […]

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Enjoy the “WICKED” talents of Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty at 2013 Steve Chase gala

PALM SPRINGS, CA, December 7, 2012 – Even before Stephanie J. Block played Elephaba in the Broadway company of “WICKED” with Megan Hilty as Glinda, these two vocal powerhouses had already starred opposite each other in “9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL.” They will be, once again, on the same stage when the Steve Chase Humanitarian […]

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Melissa Etheridge to rock the house at the 2013 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala on February 9

More entertainers to be announced soon … PALM SPRINGS, CA, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 – Her musical style has been called Heartland Rock, folk rock, and blues rock. No matter what the label, Melissa Etheridge fans have been enjoying her music and following her career since she began playing in Los Angeles area bars in the […]

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Cozy up with our Fall Progress Report

Every quarter we write, design, and publish a new Progress Report to keep our supporters in the know with current Desert AIDS Project news. Here’s this fall’s new issue, including: a letter from CEO David Brinkman, The Heart of D.A.P. Employee Spotlight on our new Medical Director and Chief Program Officer One employee’s trip to […]

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Lorna Luft to help D.A.P. mark World AIDS Day in Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, December 1st

D.A.P. also partners with Palm Springs Art Museum for a “A Day With(out) Art” and LGBT Community Center and Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for “Getting to Zero” PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 21, 2012 – For the first time in its 28 years of service to the HIV/AIDS community of the Coachella Valley, Desert AIDS Project […]

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Annette Bloch Cancer Care Center at Desert AIDS Project to be dedicated at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 30

PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 20, 2012 – When Annette Bloch announced her $1 million gift at this year’s Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, she said “Having learned some time ago that people with HIV are more likely than other people to develop certain types of cancer, I felt this gift might help to extend the compassionate […]

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2nd Annual Dancing with the Desert Stars earns $73,000 for 100 Women program at Desert AIDS Project

100 Women Boutique debuts the previous afternoon at Revivals Palm Desert store PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 19, 2012 – Two events, each raising funds for the 100 Women annual giving program which provides services to women and children whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS in the Coachella Valley, were staged on consecutive days: Thursday, November […]

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Annette Bloch, Julian diCiurcio, and Lorna Luft to be honored at 2013 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, February 9

PALM SPRINGS, CA, November 15, 2012 – A philanthropic powerhouse … a triple-threat volunteer/supporter/donor … and an entertainer whose heart is as powerful as her voice. All three of these were honored by Desert AIDS Project Friday, November 9 at Colony 29 at a special pre-party for the 2013 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, which will […]

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