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Welcome A Message of Hope

“In a time when so many traditional methods of social assistance are threatened, it’s essential that those of us that can, do something.” These words from Peter Gallagher, the 2012 Pioneer Arts and Activism Award winner, remind us why we must continue what began with the First Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in 1995. Fellow actor Matt Bomer has taken up the banner of the new generation of activists using their stage and screen presence to make a difference. But when 12-year-old Hydeia Broadbent stood on the stage of the 1996 Republican National Convention and said, “I am the future and I have AIDS,” she offered a simple eloquence about the disease she inherited in utero from her crack-addicted mother. Fifteen years of activism later, we honor Ms. Broadbent with our 2012 Partners in Activism Award. Closer to home, Andrew Green and Karolee Sowle have been quietly demonstrating for years that you don’t need to be a celebrity or have a political forum to make a difference. We honor them tonight, respectively, with the 2012 Partners for Life and 100 WOMEN awards. But just as we honor those who cross the stage at our gala, we honor you. Thank you for helping us provide medical care and a social service safety net for those living with HIV or AIDS. Thank you for helping us keep our commitment to free and confidential HIV testing to slow further spread of the disease. Although we love the red carpet glamour and stage razzle-dazzle of the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards as much as anyone, they are really about honoring those who have made a significant contribution in helping remind the world that “AIDS is not over.”

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Welcome Faces of Hope

We believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death. Robert Fulghum During a time when things look bleak for so many who are struggling, the generosity of the sponsors of the 18th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards has been almost overwhelming. They have truly made co-chairing this gala for the fourth year even more satisfying. As board members of Desert AIDS Project, we know the deep importance of this event in helping to fund the services of this one-of-akind healthcare organization. Forty-five percent of D.A.P.’s clients live at or below the Federal Poverty Level of $10,890 with 88% of medical clinic patients dependent on public insurance programs – or with no insurance at all. Compounding the problem is an HIV prevalence rate in our immediate area that is four times the national benchmark – making free and confidential HIV testing more essential than ever. When we helped film D.A.P.’s new “30 Years of AIDS: Faces of Hope” public service campaign, the D.A.P. clients that volunteered to tell their stories reaffirmed our commitment to HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and advocacy. Whether this is your first year at “The Steve Chase” or you’ve been attending since the inaugural gala in 1995, you too are one of our Faces of Hope just by being here and showing your support. We are thrilled to be bringing you an exciting array of entertainment tonight by some of the biggest names from comedy, drama, and music. Enjoy the show … and thank you for helping us raise essential funds for the clients of Desert AIDS Project!

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gala committee UNTIL WE CAN SAY “ AIDS IS OVER” THE STEVE CHASE HUMANITARIAN AWARDS GALA COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE BRINGING YOU THE MOST FABULOUS EVENING THEY CAN, SO THAT EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS CAN LIVE A BETTER LIFE...

Desert AIDS Project Board of Directors Curtis Ringness, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair Hon. Steve Lach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chair Fred Drewette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer Tammy Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Ted Briggs Kathie Browne Jim Casey Robert karl, dds Steve Kaufer Barbara Keller terri ketover bruce purdy Gary Riley Russ Russell Lanny Seese, MD Gregory Seller Karolee Sowle sheila williams Stephen Winters

Awards Gala Committee Jim Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Co-Chair Barbara Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Co-Chair Curtis Ringness, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Board Chair Sue Knollenberg . . . . Dir. of Resource Development JP Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gala Event Manager Barry Dayton . . .Dir. of Marketing & Communications Jeffrey Lane . . . . . Publicity & Marketing Consultant Brett Klein . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silent & Live Auctions Hudson Alling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volunteers The Jones Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising Sales Richard DeSantis . . . . . . . . .Awards Gala Producer BuzzFactory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Branding StePHEN Boyd . . . . . . . . . Program DESIGN & EDITOR Kim Waltrip . . . . . . . . . . . Production Consultant Gina Leonard . . . . . . . . . . Production Consultant Trini Garza . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Consultant

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Desert AIDS Project An essential health care partner to the Coachella Valley and beyond since 1984 Our community can be proud of those local volunteers who, in 1984, responded to the challenges presented by the frightening and still mysterious epidemic that was killing so many, so quickly. Since 1984, their commitment has never wavered. Today, 400+ volunteers, along with a generous group of donors, continue to help Desert AIDS Project provide an impressive array of healthcare and social services. The Wells Fargo HIV Health Center at Desert AIDS Project’s main campus in Palm Springs is the center of our holistic approach as a certified “medical home” providing a continuum of comprehensive, compassionate care. That clinic is co-located with 16 other programs to provide clients with convenient, one-stop access to almost anything they could need. Even in the largest urban centers, this model of care and support does not exist. We know that expanded access to HIV care, as promised under the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is essential. Thanks to your support and that of so many others, we have been able to provide life-saving HIV/AIDS care and prevention services to those in our community for more than 27 years. Until we no longer have to say “AIDS is not over,” Desert AIDS Project will continue providing services to those with HIV and AIDS for as long as they need us.

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gala SPONSORS PRESENTING SPONSOR

PINNACLE SPONSOR

PRODUCING SPONSORS

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gala SPONSORS AWARD SPONSORS Annette Bloch Desert Regional Medical Center Helene Galen MAJOR SPONSORS Eisenhower Medical Center Integrated Mortgage Management Union Bank The Auen Foundation STAR SPONSORS Steven Anders/Wade Endowment Fund Reaction Marketing SUPPORTING SPONSORS Bank of America Dale Barton Bradford Bates Gregg Seller & Pasquale Bettino Buzz Factory FIAT of Palm Springs Gary Gaiser & Rick Mantle Jim Burba & Bob Hayes Heather James Fine Art James Houston ITEX in the Desert Empire and Temecula Valley Kaiser Permanente Barbara & Jerry Keller Dorothy & Melvyn Lefkowitz Walter Leiss Marilyn Mazzarulli Donna MacMillan Eric Mora / Sun Life Muriel Myerson Quest Diagnostics Renaissance Hotel Curtis Ringness & Barry Ralph Savoury’s Catering Shari Kelley Events Bruce Purdy and Barrett Shepard Elgart Aster & Paul Swerdlove BENEFACTOR SPONSORS 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians Baccarat City of Palm Springs Genentech/Roche JFK Hospital LabCorp David Lee & Mark Nichols Macy’s Cookie & Mike Miller Pacific Premier Bank Smirnoff, Diageo Gordon Moller & Charles Townsend The 18th Annual

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PATRONS Hoyl Belt Eugene & Barbara Berlanti John Conboy Dimitri Photography Tim Duffy & Ernie Ellison Barbara & Robert Fremont Angie & Harvey Gerber Robert Archer & Charles Hilliar Michael Leppen & Miriam Hoover John Hancock Financial Services Sally & Mort Kirshner Bill Shaw & Dennis Lynch Rick Rockhill & John Lazarchic Mark Seymour / Hunter’s Signs By Tomorrow Iris & Thom Smotrich Dick Taylor Marjorie Victor Vincent Whittaker James Williams & Marc Wenderoff MEDIA Jones Agency 101.3 The Mix The Bottom Line CBS Radio Clear Channel Compete Magazine Desert Entertainer Desert Charities News Desert Radio Group The Desert Sun Destination Connection Frontiers / In LA Gay Cities Healthsmart - DRMC Joey English KMIR-6 KPSP-2 LA Magazine Lamar Advertising News Channel 3 / KESQ Palm Springs Life The Public Record Pulp Magazine RM Media Group RR Broadcasting San Diego Magazine San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Time Warner Media

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Sterling Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Cone Amanda L. Smith

Platinum David Kaplan & Glenn Ostergaard Gregory Seller & Pasquale Bettino

Silver Tammy Fox Joy M. Hamilton, MD, MBA

Gold Norman Halliday & Douglas Jones Ted Jarvis & Ted Briggs Tim Jochen, MD & Lee Erwin Andy Linsky & Michael Thomas Dave Morgan Craig Simrell & Mark Greganti

Bronze Leslie Barclay Kathleen Bennett Nancy Bleiweiss-Nevil Annette Bloch Becky Bowles & Rhonda Mann Kathie Browne Mary Jane Butorac Kathleen Buys Jackie Castle DIANE COHEN Traci M. Crosbie Christie Moon Crother Chelsea Duban Sylvia Duban Karen Falen Barbara Fromm HELENE GALEN Harriet Goldberg Stephanie GreenE Melanie Gurk Barbara Keller Shubha Kerkar, MD Terri Ketover Sue Knollenberg & Marsha Gronseth Nancy Lamb Peggy SUE Lane Dorothy Lefkowitz S. Ava Mahapatra, MD Christy Majors Reesa Manning Carole (Cookie) Miller Linda Noddle Kristin Olson Pamela Plick Sheri Saenz Judy Saccente Michele  Sarna Barbara Schlager Leslie Sholl Jaffe Karolee Sowle Lynne Toles Susan Unger Marjorie Victor Pat Walthers 20

Sterling Tim Carlson & Curtis Barber Michael Carson & Ronald Steigerwalt Tom Jakway & Stephen Tripp Rob Kincaid & Rick Hutcheson Steve Lachs & Michael Ruvo Yvonne & Bill McCallum Thomas O’Mara & Ronald Durkop Mark Perlmutter & John Albrecht Curtis Ringness, Jr. & Barry Ralph Rob Roy & Eddie Swaim Louis Smith & Kyle Mudd Steve Winters & Don Curtis Silver Elgart Aster  & Paul Swerdlove Taylor Baird & Roger Allen Dimitri Bakakos Walter Baumhoff & John Macon Hoyl Belt Jim Casey & Jason Altieri Brian Cleary & Dominique Wulfekuhle John Conboy Larry Espinosa Edward Flottemesch Randall George & Charles Collins Prescott Griffith Patrick Jordan & Donald Stanton Steve Kaufer Edward Killam Walter Leiss Mark Loeffler Chris Longobucco & David DeMuro Mark Maslack & Tony Gene Mason Perry McKay Gordon Moller & Charles Townsend Michael Muttart & Nick Tsepelis Edward Oehler & William Haines The 18th Annual

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Marshall Pearcy & Douglas Woodmansee Gary Riley & Jeff Grosvenor Rick Rockhill & John Lazarchic Russ Russell Elliott Sernel & Larry Falconio Daniel Warn & Ricardo Aguilar W. Bedford Waters Jack Woods Jules Young & Matthew Russell Bronze Steve Allen & Mark Winsten Richard Alther & Ray Repp Allan Ames & Cary Lowe Jeffrey Bach & Christopher Campbell Kevin Bass Steve Berchenko Norman Blachford & Peter Cooper David Brinkman Phil Burgess & Jim Nutter Rob Burrington & Julian diCiurcio Marlin Connole Ian Crawford & Jerome Manashaw Barry Dayton & Mark Marshall Bill DeHart & David Kamimoto David DeLisle Donald Devine & Roger Senter Douglas Donenfeld Phillip Doolittle Michael Eicksteadt Ben Fenn Stewart Fleishman, MD & Bruce Radler, DPM Burt Fogelman, dpm & Donald Crouse Stafford Fredericks Peter Garcia & Chuck Fugitt Trini Garza Earl Gauger & Wayne Weiss Robert Geiser & Robert Berey Joseph Giarrusso & Charles Paglia Fred Goepfert & Chris Pallas Robert Greenbaum Roman Gronkowski, Jr. Ray Harper & David Hodge Mark Hayek & Daniel Reyes Bob Hayes & Jim Burba Michael Hayes Michael & Heath Hilgenberg Peter Hirsch & Michael Bakish Lewis Janowsky Aubrey Jenkins Fred Kelley & David Hill Jack Kimberling Karl-heinz Kling & Richard McCardle Brandt Kuhn Jill & Steve Langham The 18th Annual

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Eugene Leone & Arthur Williams Gerald Levin & William Huff John Lewis & Craig Scott Phillip Lumpkin Bob Machado & Michael Crick John Mahoney & Michael Chedester Jim Mallory Raymond Manci & Kevin Tabor Irene & John Mancini John Marksbury & Charles Steinman Michael Martinez Joe McCormack Michael Mellenger Mark Messenger & Peter Demopoulos Dorothy & Harold Meyerman Marvin Meyers & Roger Bredahl Michael Miner & Chip Marler Pierre Monney Melissa Morgan Tyler Morgan & Todd Monaghan Michael Muller patrick mundt Christopher Norman & F.A. Weaver Stanley Papel Tom Patrick & Steve Rulo Gary Petrauski & Barbara Schlager Greg Polzin Dominick Procaccino Bruce Purdy & Barrett Shepard Arturo Quinones Willie Rhine & Albert Gonzalez Peter Rittenhouse Lonnie Roy & Miles Lichterman Stan Russell & Gil Rose Bob Sanderson & Eric Branthoover Stephen Saponaro Jay Saufl & Christopher Schlegel Bill Scheffler & Ann Sheffer Brian Schipper & Rick Lord Lanny Seese, MD & Mark Miller Axel Shalson & Tom Workman Steve Sharp Murray Specktor Richard Torban, MD Rick Vila & Ken Lyon Bates Westerberg William Wheeler, Jr. James Whitten Randy Wiemer Ronald Willison Jeffrey Wright Copper Susan & Andrew Green

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Steve Chase Gala Program Welcome by Gala Co-Chairs ................. Jim

Casey & Barbara Keller Video Presentation ................................... “The Normal Heart” Performance by ......................................... Queen Latifah Welcome by ................................................ David Brinkman, CEO of Desert AIDS Project Gala Host .................................................... Joan Rivers Arts & Activism Award to ......................... Peter Gallagher Welcome by ............................................... Curtis Ringness, Jr., Board Chair, Desert AIDS Project Video Presentation..................................... “I Hope” Dinner Salad Grilled Beefsteak Tomato, Brie and Asparagus With Mesclun Greens, served with Tarragon Balsamic Vinaigrette Served with Freshly Baked Sourdough Rolls and Butter Entrée Tuscany Chicken Breast of Chicken coated with Peppadew, Sun Dried Tomato and Mascarpone, wrapped in thinly sliced Zucchini and topped with Fontina Cheese, served over Ana Potato and Tomato Wine Fresco Vegetarian Option Available Upon Request Dessert Chocolate Souffle Crème Brulee Tart With Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries and Raspberry and Mango Sauces 100 WOMEN Award to ........................... Karolee

Sowle Andrew Green Co-Chairs of the Steve Chase Gala ...... Jim Casey & Barbara Keller Partners For Life Award ........................... Father

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Joan Rivers

Being the red carpet fashion laureate on TV’s Fashion Police just begins to tell the story of why Joan Rivers is one of the hardest-working celebrities in the world. As an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy Award-winning TV talk show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer, and cosmetic company entrepreneur … not to mention, proud mother and grandmother … this is one busy lady! After a career that has spanned more than four decades in the entertainment industry and beyond, Joan Rivers seems to be constantly in motion. Also working tirelessly for organizations like God’s Love We Deliver, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and Guide Dogs for the Blind, we think Joan River embodies class, confidence, and chutzpah … in just the right proportions.

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Queen Latifah

The first hip hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006, “The Queen” has received numerous award nominations and wins. Today, she is a one-woman entertainment conglomerate as a musician, TV/film actress/producer, music label president, author, and entrepreneur. She was the executive producer of the true-life TV drama, Life Support, in which she starred as a mother who overcomes an addiction to crack, becoming a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community. The role earned her both Golden Globe and SAG Award wins, as well as an Emmy nomination.

Wynonna Judd As much a storyteller as a singer, Wynonna Judd is a five-time Grammy Award winner whose journey began as half of the legendary duo, The Judds, with her mother Naomi Judd. Called “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline” by Rolling Stone, her rich and commanding voice has made her a country music megastar over a career that’s already spanned almost 30 years. She has sold more than 10 million albums as a solo artist, including her quintuple platinum 1992 debut “Wynonna,” which spawned four number one hits and made her the best selling female country artist at that time. Who knows what’s next in the story of Wynonna Judd?

Megan Mullally If you know her only as the boozy, self-medicating, and hysterically funny “Karen Walker” from the hit NBC series Will & Grace, you’re in for a delightful surprise when you hear her sing. While she won two Emmy Awards and four SAG Awards as “Karen,” Mullally has been singing her way across Broadway stages beginning with her debut in the 1994 revival of GREASE. Since then, she’s been nominated for and won a variety of awards for other live theater and movie roles. Mullally sings and records with her band, Supreme Music Program, internationally.

David Burnham Broadway theater aficionados already know this very handsome “Fiyero” from Wicked. Or maybe they know him as the 2007 Best Actor recipient of both the prestigious Helen Hayes Award and the Garland Award for his portrayal of “Fabrizio” in the six-time Tony Award-winning musical, The Light In the Piazza. Or was it when he first gained critical acclaim replacing Donny Osmond in the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ? Besides loaning his considerable talents to animated feature films and movie soundtracks, Burnham recently released his second solo CD, entitled One Day. The 18th Annual

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Tonight We Honor Peter Gallagher

Pioneer Arts and Activism Award for 2012 Featured on the December 2011 cover of Palm Springs Life, Peter Gallagher, award-winning Broadway, film, and TV actor, has given freely of his time for many years, to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for AIDS-related causes. These have included Dine Out LA, the LA AIDS Walk, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Golf Classic. Gallagher has also been an active supporter of The Actors Fund for many years. Among its broad variety of services and programs available to entertainers is the HIV/AIDS Initiative, which is the largest recipient of funds from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Matt Bomer

New Generation Arts and Activism Award for 2012 Star of TV’s White Collar, Matt Bomer is on Gallagher’s heels by using his celebrity to benefits causes including HIV/AIDS. After speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2011 AIDS Walk in New York City’s Central Park last May, he joined 45,000 others who walked to raise more than $6.2 million for Gay Men’s Health Crisis and 41 other AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area. Just two weeks earlier, he’d also had his walking shoes on – this time to raise money for breast and ovarian cancer research at the Revlon Run/Walk for Women from Times Square to Central Park.

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Hydeia Broadbent

Partners in Activism Award for 2012 Perhaps not since Ryan White – who died at the age of 18 just months before Congress passed the AIDS services funding legislation carrying his name and who would have turned 40 in December 2011 – has any young person so effectively challenged the misconception of AIDS as a “gay disease” as Hydeia Broadbent. While Ryan White was a hemophiliac who contracted HIV from a blood transfusion, she was born with it, in 1984 – the same year Desert AIDS Project began as an all-volunteer response to the newlyemerging AIDS epidemic. She has been boldly discussing her disease and working to fight the spread of HIV for most of her young life, making appearances on national TV shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Good Morning America and Nickelodeon Special Edition: A Conversation with Magic Johnson. 

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Tonight We Honor Fr. Andrew Green

Partners for Life Award for 2012 Helping to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS has long been an important part of Andrew Green’s ministry as pastor of St. Paul in the Desert Episcopal Church in Palm Springs. After 17 years on D.A.P.’s board of directors, he reluctantly made the decision to leave that part of his service in 2011. Even so, he appeared that same year, along with a variety of other local community leaders and D.A.P. clients, in the “AIDS is not over” public service campaign that won the coveted Mosaic Award for multi-cultural diversity. Well-loved and respected, not only by his fellow board members but also by clients, staff, and donors throughout the years, Green has walked in almost every Palm Springs AIDS Walk since it began in 1988. He continues to be a donor and supporter of D.A.P.

Karolee Sowle

100 WOMEN Award for 2012 As CEO of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Karolee Sowle has been essential to deepening and strengthening the hospital’s long relationship with D.A.P. With graduate degrees in both nursing and business, Sowle understands the importance, as well as the intricacies, of providing comprehensive, compassionate healthcare to our community. In addition to being a member of D.A.P.’s board of directors since 2008, she is also a member of the 100 WOMEN donor group, dedicated to helping women and children living with, affected by, or at-risk for HIV and AIDS live longer, stronger lives filled with love and happiness. The annual giving program provides gynecological services such as pap smears, underwrites mammograms, and ensures healthcare accessibility.

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Remembering

those who have done so much for so many Sadly, our community recently lost three people who deeply understood the importance of helping those less fortunate. Each of these shining stars gave freely of time, talent, and money to Desert AIDS Project. What an example they have set for all of us as we continue to help those who are struggling today.   The community service of Betty Ford, Jackie Lee Houston, and Guy Lawson was only one part of the incredible, full lives that each of them led. The First Lady that we claimed locally, lent her name to the world-famous Betty Ford Center for overcoming addictions. Jackie Lee Houston was one of only two women to own a TV station in the U.S. and cared deeply for the people of the desert community that she adopted many years ago. Guy Lawson had a brilliant career as “hairdresser to the stars” in Hollywood for many years before moving to the desert and taking up a new life as untiring volunteer.   We wish heart-felt condolences to the Fords, to Jim Houston and the rest of the Houston family, and to Guy’s family and his partner of 42 years, Dick Taylor, who also served D.A.P. in a number of roles over many years. The spirits of each of these amazing role models will continue to inspire us at Desert AIDS Project.   May each of us honor their life’s work by continuing our own commitments to care for our fellow community members who struggle to live with HIV/ AIDS. Together, we can continue to change lives.

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Betty Ford had a famous gift … … for shining a light on human frailties – but with the aim of dealing squarely with them. Perhaps that’s what led her to serve, along with Anne and Kirk Douglas, as cochair of our very first Palm Springs AIDS Walk in 1989.   That first AIDS Walk raised about $25,000 for client services – a huge boon to an organization that had a budget of $750,000 in 1989. Today our annual budget is more than $12 million and 1,500 people helped to raise money for essential client services at our 24th Palm Springs AIDS Walk in October.

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Jackie Lee Houston seemed the ever-present “Lady Bountiful” … … to so many good causes throughout the Coachella Valley. Many of the gifts she made to us were in the names of others – friends and staff who might have found making such charitable gifts a hardship on their own.   No one loved a party more than Jackie Lee, so we particularly miss seeing her here tonight among us with her beloved husband and life partner, Jim Houston. As we present the 2012 Partners for Life Award to Father Andrew Green, we will remember when we honored the Houstons with the same award at the 2007 gala.

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Guy Lawson was tireless … … beginning in 1994, at twisting arms for donations of resources necessary to create the Special Care Unit at Desert Hospital (now Desert Regional Medical Center) and training its volunteers. For many years, this 18-room, home-like AIDS ward provided a one-of-a-kind resource for our friends and family members living with the disease.   We are reminded of Guy every day by the Ed Doran Care Coordination Program at D.A.P., which he made possible with a $220,000 gift from the estate of his fellow volunteer on the Special Care Unit. Today, our partnership with Desert Regional is invaluable to us and we are happy to be honoring Karolee Sowle, their CEO and a member of our board of directors, with our 100 WOMEN Award at the 2012 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.

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Helping us build a more secure future Rick Hutcheson and Rob Kincaid have been members of Partners for Life for many years. But they knew they wanted to do even more for the clients of Desert AIDS Project and its HIV prevention education efforts.   “A charitable gift annuity seemed to offer benefits on many fronts,” said Rick. “First, we get to support an organization that is providing critically important health services for the community where we live. But since it’s a charitable contribution, our gift provides us a tax benefit in the year we make it - and it will make annual payments over our lifetimes. That stands to make a better return than nearly any other investment I know of today.”   In addition, their gift will provide assured annuity payments - not affected by the economy’s ups and downs - that are partially income tax-free during their estimated life expectancy. Generally, the older anyone is when they begin to receive payments from a gift annuity, the higher those payments will be.   Learn more about a broad variety of planned giving and estate planning topics by calling Sue Knollenberg at 760-323-9641.

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Thank You to our Volunteers Paul Addison Hal Arnold Geno Azevedo David Balinsky Louis Barbo Bill Barbrick Brian Bastian John Bazurto Scott Beatty Scott Beloved Chuck Bentz Pat Bergmann Bob Bogard John Boyton Tony Buonauro Mike Burger Steve Chacon Tim Crowley Jim Day Lloyd De Leon Dee Dee De La Cruz Jose De La Cruz Stan Dean Tony De France Dennis De Groot Julian diCiurcio Larry Edwards Doug Etie Larry Fossum Fiona Foyston Paull Gagliardi Arturo Garcia-Wilkes Randy Gaston Larry Gibson Carl Gilmore Dennis Golay Ralph Gonzalez 98

Will Grau Jim Harris Jack Harris Denise Haslam John Hedges Blake Holiday Chuck Howard Judy Jensen Candy Johansen Jeff Jones Vince Keegan Kim Kitagawa Don Kopczick Peter Kostrobala Joel Kramer Robert Kuehl Jame Kyle Terry Lehnis Davis Leigh Tiffani Lobue Wayne Lowder Donny Luehring Michael Mandich Gerry McBride Billy McAuley Anita McCarty Mike McCarty Bill McClintock Dean McDowell Bill McElwee Danny Mills Bob Montooth JoAnn Morford Louis Mujica Michael Muller Glen Noteboom Mike O’Blenness

Chris O’Connor Richard O’Connor Joey Oliveri Michael Olton Brande Orr Thomas Paling Mary Park Frank Peabody James Person Dan Reed David Reed Rob Rieffel Linda Sue Rosefsky Jonny Roy Don Rudy Esme Ryan Ron Sabacek Larry Schneider Tahir Shreef Al Silverston Don Small Lee Smith Nicholas Snow Tom Swedenburg Ty Sylvia Ronn Valent Nick Valenziano Gabriel Valle Rick Verdeja Lynn Walker Brian Wanzek Ron Willison Paul Yinger

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