Spotlight: An Interview with Philanthropist Peggy Cravens

Peggy Cravens is a former child singing star who today works tirelessly to provide young people a chance to succeed. This champion fundraiser has established a legacy of giving. In addition to co-founding ACT for MS and reviving the internationally renowned Joanna Hodges Piano Competition, Peggy has served on numerous boards, including the Palm Springs Art Museum and the College of the Desert Foundation, where she is also a past president. She and her late husband, Donald, donated $3.5 million to COD for a Student Services Center. In 2002 the Desert Sun named Peggy as one of 75 residents making a significant impact on the […]

Share on Facebook Spotlight: An Interview with Designer Dann Foley

Designer Dann Foley has been in Palm Springs over 20 years and has worked in many of our local cities and throughout North America. He is currently on NBC’s American Dream Builders with Nate Berkus. Dann has made it through the first six weeks of competition and the other night, when he was the team lead, his team won their challenge. Elle Decor picked Dann’s Room as their favorite of the week, saying: “The three judges were awed by designer Dann Foley’s creation, with Nate Berkus calling it, ‘universally appealing.’”

Dann just launched multiple new lines of home products, including his outdoor furniture line and […]

Share on Facebook Spotlight: An Interview with Susan Stein of Fashion Week El Paseo

Photo: Jon Abeyta

Susan Stein is the long-time fashion editor of Palm Springs Life and creative producer of Fashion Week El Paseo. For the last 9 years, under Susan’s stewardship as Fashion Editor of Palm Springs Life Magazine, Fashion Week El Paseo has grown consistently and exponentially, with its productions drawing a record-breaking attendance of 13,500 guests. As the “biggest fashion event on the west coast,” Fashion Week El Paseo showcases numerous acclaimed designers from all over, including collaborations with designers from the hit television show Project Runway. 

Susan’s synergistic approach is equally effective with her consultancy firm FASHIONCONNECTION! where Susan not […]

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Four Remarkable Women Making a Difference in Greater Palm Springs

Women Leadership Forum’s Women Who Rule! Awards Luncheon & Scholarship Fundraiser

Donna MacMillan, Kathy Greco, Susan Stein & Joan Boiko to be Honored at Women Leaders Forum’s 2nd Annual Women Who Rule! Awards Luncheon & Scholarship Fundraiser, Jan 31 at Agua Caliente Resort; Jim Houston to Receive Inaugural “Super Man” Award

Four remarkable Coachella Valley women will be honored for their extraordinary community leadership, public service and visionary entrepreneurship on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley’s 2nd Annual “Women Who Rule!” Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser, a spectacular valley-wide tribute honoring local women making a difference in […]

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Annette Bloch

Philanthropist and civic leader Annette Modell Bloch was born in Philadelphia where she lived until her marriage to Richard Bloch, founder of H&R Block. She and her late husband have three daughters, seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. A breast cancer survivor and philanthropist, Annette is president of the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation and oversees the Bloch Cancer Hotline. She is a trustee of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Also in Palm Springs, she has received a Meritorious Gold Palm Star for her enduring and selfless contributions to charitable causes. Annette’s has worked tirelessly on behalf of heart […]

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