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 College of the Desert Foundation

Together with our donors, members and fans we work to support College of the Desert through scholarships and programs that aid students and faculty, college facilities, and more.

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Coeta Barker Memorial Reception 2015
Coeta Barker Memorial Reception 2015

Members of the College of the Desert Foundation Academic Angels, their guests and COD leaders gathered at the lovely Vintage home of Larry Brookshire and Sunny Lee for the annual Coeta Barker Memorial Reception.

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Angels Celebrate 30 Years and Raise $42,000
Angels Celebrate 30 Years and Raise $42,000

The Academic Angels (formerly COD Auxiliary) celebrated their 30th anniversary last month with a festive luncheon at The Club at Morningside.

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Deep Canyon Tennis Club Friends Veterans Scholarship Fund Needs Your Help With Match
Deep Canyon Tennis Club Friends Veterans Scholarship Fund Needs Your Help With Match

Four College of the Desert military veterans received $1,000 scholarships during an end-of-the-season party at Deep Canyon Tennis Club in Palm Springs. But that was just a start as $15,000 match challenge was issued...

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Outgoing COD Foundation President Donna Jean Darby
Outgoing COD Foundation President Donna Jean Darby

When it comes to making a difference, outgoing College of the Desert Foundation President Donna Jean Darby is in a class by herself. Determined and quietly effective, she has proven to be a powerful agent for change.

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New Nurse Graduates Pinning Ceremony 2015
New Nurse Graduates Pinning Ceremony 2015

College of the Desert (COD) will celebrate the newest nursing graduates on Friday, May 22 during a colorful pinning ceremony at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Approximately thirty students have earned the Associate Degree in Nursing and are now eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. 

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Wells Fargo Foundation Awards Donation of $75,000
Wells Fargo Foundation Awards Donation of $75,000

Wells Fargo Foundation recently awarded College of the Desert Foundation a donation of $75,000 to be used toward college priorities developed by faculty and administration

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