Philanthropy in Action2022-01-31T18:56:41-07:00

Philanthropy in Action

Serving Up Excellence

COD’s Hospitality instruction expands to offer virtual hotel simulation training, industry certifications with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, and exciting plans for internships and study abroad programs. These game-changing initiatives give students the chance to operate a hotel, engage in scenarios and explore the effects of food [...]

Meet Jane Saltonstall, Ed.D.

Co-chair, Stepping Out for COD 2022 and COD Foundation Board of Director Member believes, “Education is essential for one’s personal, social and professional growth. Yet, for so many in today’s world, acquiring an education is a mere dream. When I took my first tour of COD over 12 years [...]

Stepping Out 2022

Ronstadt’s Moving Songbook Takes Center Stage in Stepping Out 2022 Tribute by Ann Hampton Callaway. By popular demand COD features one of America’s leading pop and jazz singers of our time. Ann Hampton Callaway has been a longtime fan girl of the “queen of rock and roll,” Linda Ronstadt. [...]

Crucial to Our Economy

Board of Directors President Christine Anderson sees funding COD as a success for students and the thriving Coachella Valley. Christine Anderson has an impressive background. She was an elementary school principal, served for 15 years in the Santa Ana school district and was the Superintendent of Palm Springs Unified [...]

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