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60th Anniversary Riverside County Cocktail Reception

Friday, September 29, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Avalon Hotel Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is proud to recognize 60 years of service in our communities. Our local affiliate has grown from an information booth in Balboa Park, San Diego, to the most trusted name in sexual and reproductive health care, with 19 – and soon to be 20 – health centers across three counties, a strong education program, and the most committed advocates for rights and justice. 

Join us in Palms Springs for an engaging evening featuring an educational program, live music by The B Sections, and "Artists for Planned Parenthood" exhibition. Our 60th Anniversary Cocktail Reception will be a community-wide celebration, reflecting on the past and looking toward the future, uplifting our passionate staff, brave patients, and committed supporters, including you!

Thank you for your interest in this sold-out event! Registration is now closed. 

For more information, contact [email protected] or (619) 881-5008.

Join the Host Committee

Join the Host Committee for the 60th Anniversary Cocktail Reception and add your name to the list of reproductive rights champions and friends who stand with Planned Parenthood. By joining the Host Committee, you directly help support essential sexual and reproductive health care for patients in Riverside County, as well as patients coming from our neighboring state of Arizona and beyond.

Artists for Planned Parenthood 2023 Exhibition

This year the Artists for Planned Parenthood series theme is “Reproductive Freedom” and includes artwork from artists throughout the country. Over 130 artists applied and 11 were selected – their powerful work includes poetry, short films, a mural, digital designs, and more. 

Artists for Planned Parenthood is an annual project that provides a creative outlet for hope, rage, and strength – a space to process and hear different perspectives on reproductive health, rights, and justice.


The B Sections are a 5-piece funk-soul band that captures the high energy fun and grooviness of the classic pop-soul groups of the 20th century including Earth Wind and Fire, Prince, Hall & Oates, and many more.

Host Committee


José, Ashley, and Kennedy Alcalá

Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga & Conrado Bárzaga, MD

Gabriel Maldonado

Maha Rizvi

Naomi Soto & Brendan Steidle



Desert Healthcare District & Foundation



David Feltman

Mark Hamilton & Juan Francisco



Walter & Geri Clark

Councilmember Ronaldo Fierro

Dr. Alana Harp and Mr. Adam Behr

Patti Schwartz & Scott Schwartz

Robin & Greg Taber

Congressman Mark Takano

Darrell Tucci



Stephen Bennett & Mihai Patru

David Brinkman - Desert AIDS Project

Cathedral City Senior Center

Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes

Victor Cisneros, MD, MPH

Gretchen Cotter

DPMG Health

Jeffrey Elder & Karla Kjellin-Elder

Dr. Angelo Farooq

Jana FitzGerald & Matthew Cavnar

Linda Futterer

Mayor Grace Garner

Christine Hammond & Sly Zelnys

Gayle Hodges

Councilmember Christy Holstege

E Kissam & J Intili

Beverly James

Terri Ketover, PhD & Bart Ketover, MD

Andy Linsky

Kristin Maschka & David Hitchcock

Councilmember Lisa Middleton & Cheryl O’Callaghan

Luis Olmedo & Esther Bejarano

Dr. LaShae Sharp-Collins


Updated as of 09/25/23

Community Sponsors

Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

B Sections

My Little Flower Shop

UKEN Report

Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5





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