$5,000 Matching Grant!
We are very excited to be presented with this opportunity! The Western Wind Foundation has generously given a $5000 matching grant to the L-Fund for Outreach and Expansion of our Educational and Financial Assistance Programs. We have the month of June to raise the $5,000 match
The Western Wind Foundation is a private foundation based in Palm Springs which has supported the work of hundreds of non-profit organizations over the past twenty years. Western Wind has focused primarily on education, community development, and LGBT issues, and provides programatic and organizational development support.
Thank you in advance for your assistance!
PALM SPRINGS WOMEN’S WEEK
September 29, 2019 – October 6, 2019
Contact: Gail Christian, 760-416-3545
Palm Springs, well known as a major destination for gays and Lesbians, will further solidify its reputation with the arrival of Palm Springs Women’s Week in late September. This 8 day affair, September 29-October 6, 2019, is intended to bring women from around the country to the Coachella Valley to participate in a week of events designed to celebrate Lesbian culture and elevate the status of women. It will cast a bright light on talented local women and explore the issues and attitudes that define women’s experiences everywhere.Continue...
PS Women’s Week is anchored by the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival and the L-Fund Charitable Golf Tournament at Mission Hills, two events that draw large numbers of Lesbians to Palm Springs each year. The Jazz Festival opens up with its pre-jazz party on Thursday night, poolside on the roof of the Rowan Hotel. On Friday and Saturday concerts at the Indian Wells Theater in Palm Desert will feature the smooth-jazz sensation, Maysa, along with the popular all-female band Jazz in Pink and from The Voice and the Prince band, the soulful Judith Hill.
According to the executive producer, Gail Christian, what makes this event different is from the usual LGBTQ parties is “while there are plenty of opportunities to drink and dance there are just as many times to reflect on serious issues that concern women. For instance, there is the Body and Soul Experience, a day-long conference on women’s health and a POWER gathering to discuss politics.”
Barbara Carpenter, the Executive Director of the L-Fund, which provides emergency assistance and education grants to Lesbians, went on to say, “another factor that sets this event apart from others is that it is sponsored by the Lesbian community with more than a dozen organizations and a hundred women contributing their time and money to making this a success.”
The L-Fund golf tournament will host 150 female golfers on Saturday, October 5 at Mission Hills Country Club. Spectators are welcome to attend.
The full schedule of events and activities is available at palmspringswomensweek.com
Sharon Siegel and Mei Ling Tom at NBC
Mei Ling Tom and Sharon Siegel talk about
the L-Fund and the 2019 Gala Fundraiser,
"Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves!"