By Madeline Zuckerman

Olive Crest, known for its dedication to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family… “One Life at a Time®,” will host its annual POWER OF ONE luncheon on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the prestigious Bighorn Golf Club, located at 255 Palowet Drive in Palm Desert. This annual luncheon, which will commence at 11:30 am, will celebrate the Olive Crest Champions of HOPE, who have been dedicated to protecting and serving children and serving families in crisis.

Guest Speaker will be Peter Mutabazi, an educational and inspirational presenter on foster care, adoption, child advocacy, and parenting. As an African-born foster kid, Peter only learned about foster care in the United States after his parents sent him to America for higher education in his 20s. Such a challenging, change-filled life path has given Peter an incredibly unique and compelling perspective.  Peter has overcome a variety of life challenges, and encourages listeners to love those around them and to see the hope in their stories.

Luncheon Sponsorships are immediately available. Take part in transforming lives by sponsoring or attending this important event. To reserve your spot and learn more about sponsorship benefits, please contact Bill Seals at (760) 895-0765 or visit


POWER OF ONE Luncheon Event Sponsors thus far include Stonegate West Real Estate Group, El Paseo Jewelers, Hinkle Painting, Sun Community Federal Credit Union, and Capobianco Law Offices PC.

POWER OF ONE Exclusive Media Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor THE DESERT SUN & LOCALiQ, INLAND EMPIRE MAGAZINE, KESQ TV News Channel 3, and ALPHA MEDIA – PALM SPRINGS.


Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 200,000 children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents.  Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. Our 98% stability rate is a testament to the lifelong commitment and unwavering compassion that the Olive Crest family maintains to the children and families we serve, even after they have graduated from our programs.

Olive Crest serves 5,000 children and families each day throughout the Western United States.

For information, call 800.550.CHILD( 2445) or visit