Multi-Platinum Award-Winning Country Superstar Clay Walker to Headline Stepping Out for COD 2024

We Invite You to Sponsor Stepping Out for COD and Support our Fund for Student Success

College of the Desert Foundation’s most important fundraiser of the year, Stepping Out for COD 2024, proudly presents the legendary country music icon, Clay Walker! The multi–PLATINUM selling country artist has garnered 11 No.1 songs, 32 charted singles, 4 RIAA PLATINUM albums, and 2 Certified GOLD albums. He received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Vocal Performance for his single “What’s It to You.” He was nominated for 4 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Top New Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. He is widely recognized as a country music staple with songs like “If I Could Make A Living,” “This Woman And This Man,” “Live Until I Die,” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.”

“COD is a treasured asset to our Valley,” believes Stepping Out Co-chairs Norma Castaneda and Jenell VanDenBos. “Your support initiates a profound ripple effect, empowering students who are struggling with paying tuition while also managing the high cost of housing, transportation, childcare, and food insecurity. Many students are just one check engine light away from abandoning their educational goals. Your generous gifts have a resounding impact, strengthening the infrastructure of our local economy and making a significant difference between a student dropping out or earning a diploma.”

Stepping Out for COD 2024 will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 8pm at The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage. Stepping Out for COD 2024 is presented by The Greene Family Foundation & Jim and Jessica Greene with special thanks to Platinum Sponsors: Eisenhower Foundation, Diane Rubin and Lenny Eber, R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation and Jordan Schnitzer and the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and media sponsors: News Channel 3 – The Desert’s News Leader and BIG106. To sponsor, click here or call 760.773.2561.

Individual tickets are on sale now – purchase here!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

The Greene Family Foundation & Jim and Jessica Greene

Judy Allen & Jim Hummer
Eisenhower Health
Jordan Schnitzer and The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation
Diane Rubin & Lenny Eber

C.W. Driver Constructors
Glassman Family Foundation & Cerity Partners

Norma Castaneda, HR Advantage
Edeltraud McCarthy Foundation
Diane & Harold Gershowitz
Highland Street Foundation
Jenell VanDenBos & Associates Real Estate
Beatrice Keats & Jerry Fogelson
Carol & Dale Landon
Tom Minder & Duke Kulas
David Cohan & René Bernard, PeaksCo, LLC
Brian & Patricia A. Herman, the Donor Advisors of the Brian & Patricia A. Herman Fund

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Bob Archer & Chuck Hilliar
Joanne & Bill Chunowitz
Marge Dodge
Doris & Jerome Hirschmann Foundation
Carol Fragen
Barbara & Bernie Fromm
Peggy Jacobs
Rosemary Ortega
William Rutherford, Joan Lamb & The Lamb Family Foundation

Christine & Tony Anderson
Steven & Sharon Edelman
Barbara Foster Monachino & Jane Saltonstall
J.P. Morgan Chase
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, The Harris Clerkin Suafoa Group
Shari & Marc Stewart

Mr. & Mrs. Walter T. Clark, Walter Clark Legal Group
Judith Friedman
Angie Gerber
Gerri & Dr. Paul Hinkes
Lisa Wendel Memorial Foundation, Diane & Gerry Wendel
Terry & Paul Lubar, MD
Marcie Maxwell & Robert Reeder
Ms. Joyce Montgomery
Rob Moon & Bob Hammack
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Pitts
Willie Rhine, Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
Sherrill B. Schroeder
Nancy & Alvin Siwak
Aviva & Ron Snow
Jean B. Viereck, in honor of Interim Superintendent/President Laura Hope
Cynthia & James Williams

News Channel 3 – The Desert’s News Leader

*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.