Stepping Out for COD

Platinum Award-Winning HUMAN NATURE to Headline Stepping Out for COD 2023!

Join us March 30th, 2023 at 7:00pm at the McCallum Theatre

“Stepping Out for COD is not only one of the most important philanthropic events of the year, but it also raises critical donations for the Fund for Student Success. Your generous gift helps the COD Foundation meet the most pressing initiatives on campus, enrich academic programming and resources, and ultimately providing our students the opportunity to spread their wings and achieve their educational dreams.”

Bill Chunowitz, Tom Minder, and Robert Moon, 2023 Co-Chairs

COD Foundation’s most important fundraiser of the year, Stepping Out for COD 2023, will proudly present Motown’s favorite trio, HUMAN NATURE! These global performers are fan favorites and previously sold out the McCallum Theatre. They’ve earned 27 platinum awards, and charted 18 Top 40 singles and five Top 10 hits worldwide. Plus, these Las Vegas headliners have performed on the Strip for over 13 years and have sold out shows around the world.

Stepping Out for COD will be held on March 30th, 2023, at 7:00pm at the McCallum Theatre and will benefit the Fund for Student Success, giving COD students the basic needs to succeed. Presented by Alan and Helen Greene & James and Jessica Greene, Stepping Out will also celebrate COD Foundation’s 40th Anniversary, and their raising over $100 million in the past four decades to support programs and services so COD students are empowered to Spread their Wings to achieve their educational goals.

HUMAN NATURE has performed to global audiences for decades, from the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics to opening for Michael Jackson and Celine Dion at concerts around the world. They have appeared on U.S. television shows including The Talk, The Chew, Oprah, and Dancing with the Stars, as well as their own PBS specials – Human Nature Sings Motown and Human Nature “Jukebox”.

HUMAN NATURE is Australia’s biggest-selling boy band, producing impeccable, soulful harmonies and slick dance moves that bring to life Motown’s most iconic songs and their own original chart-topping songs. Brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney along with Toby Allen will perform “Get Ready,” “Tracks of My Tears,” “Uptight,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” “Stop in the Name of Love,” and many more favorites.

Support our most deserving COD students! Purchase tickets here or call 760.340.2787. We look forward to you joining us on March 30th to celebrate this memorable and entertaining evening.

(Originally scheduled to perform was “Ricky Nelson Remembered” starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, but a scheduling conflict precluded their attendance.)


Join Co-Chairs Bill Chunowitz, Tom Minder and Rob Moon in supporting College of the Desert students. Nearly two-thirds of our students qualify for some form of financial assistance, but traditional scholarship support rarely extends to all educational needs. The cost of books and class related supplies alone can cost several thousands of dollars, leaving many students with limited options for program fees and supplies, affordable childcare, technology and equipment. With your support, you can empower students by removing financial barriers. Your generous investment gives them a chance to succeed in college today and create a better life and community tomorrow.

For more information, please contact Catherine Abbott at 760.773.2561 or via email. Click here to register online, click here for the PDF, or call 760.773.2561.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Alan and Helen Greene & James and Jessica Greene

Carol Fragen
Jordan Schnitzer, Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

Harold Matzner
Lu Schulz

Bob and Wendy Goodfriend
Peggy Jacobs, Howard Charitable Foundation
Connie and Bob Lurie

Cerity Partners
Jeremy Hobbs, Western Wind Foundation
John P. Monahan Foundation

Harold and Diane Gershowitz
Suz Hunt
Edeltraud McCarthy Foundation
Rosemary Ortega

Bob Archer and Chuck Hilliar
Dean L. and Rosemarie Buntrock Foundation
Bill and Joanne Chunowitz
Marge Dodge
Tom Minder and Duke Kulas
Robert Moon and Bob Hammack
Diane Rubin and Lenny Eber
Sherrill B. Schroeder
Diane and Gerry Wendel

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
David Cohan and Rene Bernard, PeaksCo, LLC
Gary and Phyllis Schahet, Schahet Hotels

Christine and Tony Anderson
Kelly Brower
Lindell Campbell and Mohamed Samir
Norma Castaneda, HR Advantage and The Competitive Advantage
Patricia Clinton
Phyllis Eisenberg and Barbara Feldman
Jane Emison and Mike Tierney
First Republic Wealth Management
Barbara and Bernie Fromm
Ella and Scott Goldstein
Bill Haines and Ed Oehler
Gerri and Dr. Paul Hinkes
Cathy and Dr. Richard Hirschmann
J. McLaughlin and Lesley Ramirez
Barbara Kaufman, ROI Consulting
Louise Kermode
Marjorie and Stephen Kulp
Carole and Dale Landon
Debbie and Barry Lipsett
Merrill Lynch, Edwards, Harris, Clerkin and Suafoa
Barbara and Michael Monachino
Robert Reeder and Marcie Maxwell
Jane Saltonstall, Ph.D.
Gail and Robert Scadron
Pamela Smallwood
Mr. and Mrs. Ron E. Snow
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Usow
Marjorie Victor
JoAnn Wellner
Cynthia and Jim Williams

Ed and Carol Bell Dean
Mrs. Rebecca Benaroya
Sheri and James S. Borax
Sera and Gary Brill
Stephen and Linda Dyer, Ph.D.
Suzanne and Dr. Laurence K. Gorlick
H&A Gerber Trust
Candice Connell Morse and Dr. Barry Morse
Mary Ingebrand Pohlad
Willie Rhine, 849 Catering and Events
Nancy and Alvin Siwak
Shari and Marc Stewart
Aurora Wilson

News Channel 3 – The Desert’s News Leader
Palm Springs Life
The Desert Sun | LocaliQ

Jan Harnik, City of Palm Desert Council Member
Charles Townsend, City of Rancho Mirage, Former Mayor

*All sponsorship levels may be tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. Sponsorships paid through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) are not eligible for a tax deduction, as the tax benefit has already been received through the DAF. COLLEGE OF THE DESERT FOUNDATION IS A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION. TAX ID #95-3829219.