The Academic Angels serve as goodwill ambassadors for College of the Desert and assist the College of the Desert Foundation in securing financial support in pursuit of its goal – to enhance educational opportunities for all students.

The organization hosts luncheons, events, and guest speakers throughout the year to raise funds for scholarships and other College programs and services that encourage student success. Quarterly events at local restaurants and exclusive desert homes often include entertainment provided by College of the Desert students and updates on the latest campus developments by College leaders.

Since its founding in 1985, the group has raised proceeds to support numerous programs and services that help students stay in school and complete their education, including emergency funding for food, rent, and utilities.

Today, the Academic Angels are adding an exciting new program to their longstanding history – “Learning to Lead.” This new leadership opportunity is designed to give interested College of the Desert students the ability to explore and develop their untapped leadership skills while becoming the Coachella Valley’s distinguished leaders of tomorrow.

Supporting Academic Angels with annual dues of $250 will support these important programs and make a better community for all.

For information, contact the Foundation office at 760-773-2561, or by email at