Desert Town Hall was founded in 1993 by Lois Horvitz, a prominent desert philanthropist. An avid golfer, Lois also served on boards at Eisenhower Medical Center and the Betty Ford Center. She was passionate about Desert Town Hall until her passing in 2015. Today, her legacy lives on through the speaker series.

Diamonds receive the ultimate backstage access: meeting the evening speaker at a private reception, and receiving a photo with the speaker as a lasting memento.

Jackie & Barney Adams
Kathleen & Wesley Ahlgren
Sally Alvino
Diane C. Anderson
Charlotte & Steve Anderson
Suzan & Bill Appel
Nanette & Scott Bailey
Lu Barnes 
Diane & Gary Baxter
Karen & Dr. James Bell
Mary & Barry Berlin
Linda Blank
Penny & Robert Boehm
Nancy & Sanford Bosworth
Barbara & Alex Bowie
Fred Brzozowski
LaVerne S. Brzozowski
Rosemarie & Dean Buntrock
Barb Burnell
Linda & Mark Carpenter
Linda Carson
Jack & Candy Clevenger
Lizi & Davidi Compton
Katharyn & Leo Cook
Sally C. Dempsey
Joy Dunlevie & Ted Humphrey
Diane Dykema & John Reich
Lynda & Murray Farmer
Jeanne Flood
Cay Fortune & John Shimer
Anne & Steve Furgal
Christina Gantz
Karlene Garber
Janet Geary & John Miller
Malinda & Andy Gilchrist
Marlene & Daniel Good
Maudella & Harold Green
Sylvia & Ronald Gregoire
Lesley Halverson & Richard Waddell
Nancy Harris
Susie & Wayne Harvey
Mary Ellen Hendler
Kristen Hopkins
Mary & Brent Jacobs
Sabine Jones
Tee Jones
Lynne & Edward Kisling
Brooke Koehler
Kate & Michael Lach
Mark & Carol Lawrence
Donna & Douglas Martin
Sarah & Jerry Mathews
Cindy & James McGillen
Nancy & Duane McNett
Patricia Meadowcroft
Marlene & John Miller
Nancy Miller
Tom Minder
Lee Morcus & Michelle Monique
Abby & Andreas Mozoras
Zoila & Frank Orlett
Heidi & Michael Peyton
Lynn & Gerald Pharris
Cheryl & Mike Quine
Paul Racano & Bonnie Pauker
Linda Saros
Pam Schmider
Cynthia & Irving Shapiro
Gail Siegel
Sally St. John
Annette Smith
Carol M. Tallichet
Susan & Patrick Terrell
Carla & George Van Hoomissen
Katherine Vilas
Roberta & Ken Williams
Devera & Dave Wood
Sandra Young

We gratefully acknowledge the following supporters for their additional contributions this year.

A Friend of Desert Town Hall
Gail Arnold-Kowallis
Robin & Lee Babb
Kathryn Bergman
Jo Anne & Bob Bettenhausen
Judy & Richard Billings
Karlyn & Charles Boppell
Nancy Caliendo
Linda Carson
Karyn & David Cissell
Katharyn & Leo Cook 
Mary & Kent Cornell                 
Janet Cree
Ardis & Arthur Crist
Cathe & Chip Dyer                   
Nancy & George Edwards
Jo-Anne Forrest
Karlene Garber
Peggy & Charles Gordon
Karen Gransee
Loxi & David Hagthrop
Valerie & William K. Hall
Karen Hiatt
Clarisa & Don Howard
Dr. Ellen Jaeger
Paige Kiner & Mike Graul
Lynne & Wally Knecht         
Carolee & Gerald Kolve
Brenda & Paul Lilly
Rosemary & Stan Long
Dr. Louette & Mr. Larry Lutjens
Carol & Denis Mahoney
Trish & Ed McCarthy
Susan & David McFarland
Theresa & Bruce Mcpherson
Kathleen & Douglas Methot   
Ursula Johnson & Gary Moore
Pamela & Gene Musselman
Anne Newman
Barbara & Jim Reed
Gloria & Ken Sargeant              
Doug & Peg Schmalz
Sally & Michael Schreter           
Ted Goldman & Sheila Sloan
Lezah & Ron Stenger
Mary Pat & Jerry Sweetman
Bonnie Tallakson
Shelly & Ronald Tamkin
Nancy & John W. Thompson
Diane & Ron Tyrpin
Katherine Vilas
Kristine & John Walsh
Mary Ann  & Frank Xavier
Karen Zaun

A Friend of Desert Town Hall
Judy & Richard Billings
Donna J. MacMillan

Charles Schwab Advisory Group

Mike Amash
Mark Copeland
Lisa Goodman
Teresita Santos

Sierra Boettcher
Patsy Bolk
Mara Brown
Tonya Carnevale
Deborah Chapman
Caryl Cummings
Maddie Ferguson
Jeff Frisco
Joyce Frisco
Debra Gruszecki
Tracy Hartman
Judy Hobbs
George Hoder
Jeanne Hopkins
Andrew Hunter
Ken Kurtz
Peggy Sue Lane
Liz Lopez
Cheri Lovingfoss
Daniel McCullor
Debbie McNicol
Brianna Miller
Rosalind Miller
Diane Moore
Jan Ray
Lainey Robinson
Nancy Skonezny
Kathy Strong
Stacy Topping
Lynne Tracy
Judy Vossler
Sandy Walton
Ron Willison
Marissa Willman

Mark Lawrence
Ace Printing
(Program Printing)

Hunter | Johnsen
(Marketing & Design)

Nona S. Solowitz
(CPA)

Dan Shalaby
(Photography)

Mark Cieslikowski
(Candid Photography)

Paul Cracchiolo Downstream Productions, Inc.
(Music Producer)

Chris Clemens
Clemens Public Relations

CYM Lighting Services

Lawrence Chiu
(Video Engineer)

David Champagne
(Poduction Director/Project Manager)

Alex Rose
(Audio System ENG)

Bill Goodman
(Assistant Stage Manager)

Matt Talley
(Roc Rigging)

Tom Hicks
(Projection/Camera)

Steven Zamora
(A2)

Kian Sargent
(Web Stream Technician)

Grady Price
(Audio Engineer)

Jeff Johnson
(Audio Engineer)

10+ Years


Mr. & Mrs. Larry Allen
Diane Anderson
Teresa & Ed Andrews
Gail Arnold-Kowallis
Debbie Autrey
Sheila Bailin
Lu Barnes
Bruce Bartley
Bonnie & Ronald Benham
Nelson Berkowitz
Nella & Bill Berry
Alice & Bob Bishop
Josi Boelzner
Karlyn & Charles Boppell
Sandra Bosley
Jeffrey Bradley
Dorothy Broderick
Doris & James Buchholz
Rosemarie & Dean Buntrock
Diane & Ernie Burgess
Sharron & Tom Carnevali
Linda Carson
Judy Coon
Deborah & Buz Cox
Ardis & Arthur Crist
Larry Culver
Christine & Frank Curry
Joe Daley
Joyce Dawson
Mary & Sam Devinki
Joy Dunlevie
Catherine & Chip Dyer
David Elmore & Donna Tuttle
Carol & Robert Emmons
Jacque & Mike Flood
Maureen Garrett
Karen & Joseph Gibbs
Priscilla & Harold Gilkey
Nick Gojmeric
Larry Goldberg
Marlene & Daniel Good
Gary Goode
Peggy & Charles Gordon
Dottie & Terry Gough
Kathleen Graham
Karen Gransee
Sylvia & Ronald Gregoire
Bill Haines
Valerie & William K. Hall
Louise & Bob Harris
Charlene & Frank Harrison
Paul Hayne
Elaine Henderson
Diana & Rod Hendry
Carol & James Hicks
Carole Hoffman
Clarisa & Don Howard
Bunny & Mike Howes
Kathy & William Hybl
Ann & Bill Iwata
Mary & David Johnson
Linda & Mike Jones
Sabine Jones
Sara K. Karloff
Gary & Jerrie Katz
Penny & Alan Kirk
Florence Kruciak
Carole & Dale Landon
Lisa Lefkovitz
Jacqueline Lester
Henry Levy
Brenda & Paul Lilly
Pat Logan
Rosemary & Stan Long
Justine & Charles Lynch
Marilyn Lynch
Pat Lyon
Carol & Denis Mahoney
Susan Mammel
Joan Mandala
Donna & Douglas Martin
Nancy & David Martin
Susan & David McFarland
Happy & Bob Millen
Jeanie Mills
Gary Moore
Mary Lee & Paul Murphy
Roger E. Nelson
Carol & Rodger L. Nelson
Howard O’Connell
Ed Oehler 
Norma Person
Harvey & Sandy Platt
Penny & Greg Popma
Sandy & Floyd Rhoades
Suzi Richards
Jan Richardson
Winnie & Ken Robertson
Jane Ryan
Gloria & Ken Sargent
Linda Saros
Gail & Robert Scadron
Gayle & Jack Scanlon
Peg & Doug Schmalz
Gary Schnitzer & Sandra Wilder
John Schoettler & Elaine Hill
Gay Scholes
Marilyn & Allen Shapiro
Kim Shaw
Barbara Stabler
Gordon Steele
Sara & Ronald Sutter
Ann & Mike Taft
Lynette & Doug Versteeg
Jean Viereck
Katherine Vilas
Margo & Jim Walesby
Anne & Roger Walther
Jane & Joe Weber
Margo Wells
Carole & Michael Williamson
Sandra & Archie Woodward


15+ Years

Jackie & Barney Adams
The Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation
Nancy Benson
Sandra Bosley
Donna & Paul Christen
Shelly & Andy Clark
Janet Cree
Gail & Merle Denker
Kelly Dougherty & Kathy Valentine
Rebecca & Stephen J. Dutka
Kris & Steve Egger
Sandra & Thomas Ewing
Barbara & Leonard Feldman
Julia Fisher
Joan & John Foster
Sheila & Ted Goldman
Linda & W.I.M. Goodrick
Sara & Robert Gray
Jan & Brian Harnik
Jayne & Merle Hill
Sandra & Bernard Howard
Nancy & Ronald Jones
Arlene & Dan Kirby
Jeffrey Louis
Li-Anne & Fred Mannix
Kay & Gary Mattheis
Rosemary & Peter Mazzetti
Patricia Meadowcroft
Kathleen & Douglas Methot
Nancy Miller
Emily & Dan Nelson
Joann & Mark Nickerson
Vera & David Ott
Betty Lou Poloway
Paul Racano
Suzanne & Ronald Ray
Barbara & Jim Reed
Isasdore Schifano
Judith & Donald Schliessmann
Joyce & Bob Starr
Sally St. John
Diana & Syd Stevens
Nancy & John W. Thompson
Sandy & Ron Walk


20+ Years

Linda & Mike Batdorf
Jane Berg
Kathryn Bergman
The H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation
Lynda & Charles Biggs
Judy & Richard Billings
Barbara & Alex Bowie
Elizabeth Burgoyne
Mary Cornell
Ariel & Stephen Doyle
Sandra & Gerald Drummond
Travis Erwin
Stephanie Finmark
Joann & John Firmage
Jerry Fogelson
Jo -Anne Forrest
Karlene Garber
Nina Gaugler
Janet Geary
Judi & John Gingerich
Loxi & David Hagthrop
Nancy & Joe Hayes
Catheryn Hoehn
Suzanne & Marc Homme
Edward Keegan
Wanda & Robert Kelley
Martin Lax
Mara & Phillip Lotich
Dr. Louette & Larry Lutjens
Nancy & George Maas
Donna J. MacMillan
Trish & Ed McCarthy
Marilyn & William Morsch
Fern Murphy
Thomas Murphy
Audrey & Jeff Nagelberg
Anne Newman
Carol & Theodore Robinson
Rosemary Rubenstein
Adele Ruxton
Virginia & Richard Shillington
Marilyn Smith
Patricia & Tom Spates
Tori St. Johns & Werner Boettcher
Barbara Sylvor-Marks
Shelly & Ronald Tamkin
Marlys & Dave Thies
Carol & Bob Turner
Jane Turner
Arlene & William Wadsworth
Richard Woolley
Mary Ann & Frank Xavier