From Publisher Tracy Dietlin:

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce to you in the following pages CV Weekly’s Top 12 Most Interesting & Influential Women of the Coachella Valley for 2016.

While there are many deserving women in the valley, with several of them actually being part of my CV Weekly team, I chose each of these Women for specific individual reasons. I selected Women that have contributed their time, money and passion to charities, Women that are at the pinnacle or perhaps precipice of their careers, Women whose talents are undeniable, Women that are successful in their fields, are respected by others, and have a strong sense of community.

And now this Thursday, September 29th we will throw a party to honor last week’s 12 Men and this week’s 12 Women, with 4 charities benefitting from the event.

It will be held at the beautiful new spa Venus de Fido at 73600 Alessandro Dr. in Palm Desert from 5-8pm. The cost is $15.00 cash at the door or to reserve tickets in advance with credit card call 760-501-6228. All proceeds from the door will be split between 2 charities: One of the 12 Men’s names will be drawn and one of the 12 Women’s names drawn at the end of the night with their charity of choice written on their sealed cards.


We also have a friendly competition going. Whoever of the Top Men and Women bring the most people, their charity of choice will receive half of the proceeds from the raffle. So make sure to let us know when reserving tickets in advance or when you come through the door, who you are there to support.

A buffet dinner will be provided by Lulu California Bistro and Cliffhouse Restaurant and is included in the 15.00 charge. Drinks will be available to purchase for $5.00 (CASH bar). La Quinta Brewing, Cupcake red & white wine and Crater Lake Vodka & whiskey along with Lotus Elixirs. Loving All Animals will receive half of the evenings bar proceeds.

This will be a fun-filled evening benefiting charities while honoring these fine Men & Women.

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