What They’re Saying

We’ve been humbled by comments from members of the nonprofit community and would like to share some with you. Thank you for embracing our concept and welcoming us into a community of caring.

“Desert Charities News is the absolute "go-to" guide for charity events, activities and advancement in the Coachella Valley. The publication is such an incredible, comprehensive and informative resource for charity providers, donors and those who receive life-changing benefits from the many wonderful organizations featured in its pages. Publisher Steve Tolin and his team are outstanding to work with, and the quality and production value of DCN are unparalleled. We are thankful every day for the contributions this wonderful newspaper adds to our understanding and appreciation of the charity work going on in this region.”

Alison Elsner / Executive Director, San Bernardino County Medical Society

“Desert Charities News has been a great asset to all of our charity and performing arts events. Their attention to detail and ever-present willingness to help promote non-profits has helped propel giving opportunities here in the Coachella Valley and beyond. Steve Tolin truly cares about building a community that supports everyone.”

Jeff Hocker
Owner/Executive Producer
Hocker Productions

“This publication so clearly illustrates the real beauty of the desert, its charitable core. We're not just a pretty face, a place where people come for the recurring sunshine and spectacular mountain views. We're an uncommonly benevolent locale, chronicled so well in Desert Charities News. I look forward to every issue. Thank you, Steve!”

Barbara Keller

“One of the things that I love most about living in the Coachella Valley is the dedication of its nonprofit organizations that provide essential services to so many in need. Thanks to Desert Charities News for helping connect those important missions to the donors, volunteers, and other supporters that help them continue their work.”

Barry Dayton
Barry Dayton Marketing Solutions

"I'm a great fan of Desert Charities News because it publicizes nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes and promotes PHILANTHOPY throughout the Coachella Valley. Personally, I genuinely appreciate your coverage and support for National Philanthropy Day in the Desert and the individuals in our community who set the standard for effective and ethical fundraising."

Scott Schroeder
Association of Fundraising Professionals, CA Desert Communities Chapter

"What a beautiful edition, thank you! Your work on this is extraordinary; every page is a terrific read and filled with beautiful visuals. I have never been on a cover or had such a delightful story of CVRM and the work I do. I am honored."

Darla Burkett, Executive Director
CV Rescue Mission

"Desert Charities News has an important place in the local media landscape as the only publication devoted to non-profit organizations.  We appreciate all that DCN does to highlight the good works of these organizations."

Tim O'Bayley
C.E.O. & Creative Director
O'Bayley Communications

“WOW! Steve and team, thank-you for taking on this worthy project—truly a monumental task which is greatly needed in the Palm Springs valley. Our many and varied local non-profits pride themselves on charitable endeavors and the desire to sincerely help those in need. Thank YOU for spreading the word and keeping track of the Coachella Valley’s business of charity. I wish you GREAT success.”

Judy Vossler

“Without charities in the Coachella Valley we would not enjoy so many benefits created by caring and giving people. Hospitals, boys and girls clubs, senior centers to name but a few, have enjoyed and will enjoy the benefits of your publication. Thanks for doing this for the community. Let’s be able to thank those who always think of others in their charitable giving.”

Jackie Autry

“Your new project sounds very exciting and I’m sure it will be very successful with you at the helm. I have enjoyed working with you over the past two decades – or perhaps more—and look forward to doing so again on the new venture.”

Judi Pofsky-Cohen
Manager of Special Events
McCallum Theatre

“This sounds like a great idea that should really help non-profits in the Coachella Valley. I wish you much success on the Desert Charities News.”

Robert Alexander
Palm Springs Walk of Stars

“Desert Charities News is the gift that keeps up on giving. When it comes to understanding charitable organizations and activities in the Coachella Valley, this publication is a great go-to resource. Beyond fundraisers and photo-ops, Desert Charities News takes a deep dive in to the business of philanthropy. And all of us who support and champion the nonprofit sector are better for it.”

Michael Shepherd, C.E.O.
The Shepherd Group, Inc.

“I am excited to see Desert Cities Charities News here in the Coachella Valley. Residents, businesses, and local charities will now have opportunity to stay on top of what all non-profits are doing to help the less fortunate here in the valley.”

Tim Esser, Founder
Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bicycle Event

“Desert Charities News is a huge undertaking. I and many, many others stand in awe of the significant contribution that you and your staff are offering. And in so doing, are bringing the welcome news of others’ work and generosity to our communities. You offer great service by inspiring a heightened awareness and appreciation of our community.”

Elena Jameson Chvany
Co-Founder and Executive Director
One Voice of Peace

“Just wanted to say what a great job with premiere issue. Well done and graphically very appealing. Long overdue publication.”

John Hussar
PR Newsworks

“With all the events, programs and activities in the Coachella Valley, it is difficult for non-profits and charities to publicize their many community events. This new publication looks like it will be a great vehicle to communicate the breadth of opportunities for a wide variety of Valley organizations.”

Bob Bogard
Director of Marketing
O’Bayley Communications

“We just received the printed copies of your spectacular premiere issue of Desert Charities News – thank you so much. What an ambitious undertaking, and so beautifully done! Hearty congratulations are in order.”

Anita Roark, MA
PR & Outreach Coordinator
Gilda’s Club Desert Cities

“Thanks, Steve. Great publication!!”

Suzanne Szalay
Development Research and Prospect Management Systems Foundation Department Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

“Wow…what a beautiful magazine. Congratulations!”

Shari Kelley
Sheri Kelley Events

“You have done a remarkable job with this publication and I commend you.”

Mika Moulton
Christopher’s Clubhouse

“Congratulations on a great publication.”

Karen S. Roberts
Public Affairs Director
Kaiser Permanente

“Steve – This is a wonderful publication… it’s so nice to see people putting their talents, time, hearts and souls into something like this.”

Tiffany Jenkins
Public Relations Manager
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

“Love the first issue and THANK YOU for putting Charity/Philanthropy in the news!”

Richard “Kip” Serafin
Richard Allen Associates