From the Executive Director

June 2017

Thank you!
Last month we held the 24th annual Evening Under the Stars and I want to thank all of you that attended, volunteered or donated to this amazing event. We are especially thankful for the support of Presenting Sponsor Eisenhower Medical Center, which has already agreed once again to be our Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Evening Under The Stars 25th Anniversary gala. Thank you Marty Massiello and G. Aubrey Serfling for your generous support and kindness!

We also sincerely thank major sponsors Auen Foundation, Contour Dermatology, The Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, Harold Matzner and Spencer’s Restaurant, TRIO restaurant, and our Presenting Media Sponsor, the Desert Sun. We also wish to thank our outstanding emcee for the night, Bobbi Eakes, who braved the unexpectedly chilly wind to flawlessly lead the entire evening. We could not have produced this fantastic event without all of you!

If you attended the event and made a support pledge, thank you! If you intended to make a pledge but were unable to get it completed, you can still do so – simply call our office at 760-325-8481 or you may click HERE.

Photo highlights are included below in this newsletter. To look at ALL of the photos of this special evening, please go to

At Evening Under the Stars, we announced a new alliance of AAP – Food Samaritans and Desert AIDS Project. For more details on this exciting new alliance and what it means for our clients, please see the related article HERE.

Lastly, we just announced that AAP – Food Samaritans will be one of the charities that the incomparable Barry Manilow has selected to benefit from his upcoming “A Gift of Love” concerts in December. We have already sent you information about how you can attend this festive event and support AAP – Food Samaritans, but for more information please read the article about this below.

As always, thank you for all you do to support AAP – Food Samaritans.


Mark Anton, CEO/Executive Director

PS: Please join us on July 4 for our IndepenDANCE Day Celebration and Fundraiser. Get your ticket today HERE!

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