• OUR MISSION

    Creating Vibrant Community
    by helping LGBTQ people along their way


     

     
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    THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT
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"Palm Springs is an inclusive world-class city dedicated to providing excellent and responsive public services to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations."

 

Whether you have just moved here, or have always called Palm Springs home, we appreciate that you have chosen to live in our great City. We love it here! Although Palm Springs is a tourist destination, welcoming visitors worldwide, we take pride in the quality of life our residents enjoy.

Palm Springs is a full-service City with its own Police and Fire Departments. We have a wonderful library, excellent cultural amenities and great parks (even a dog park for our four-legged friends).

 

Everything is nearby in Palm Springs, whether you want to go hiking, shopping, see a movie or enjoy a great meal. And because tourism is so important to our economy, we really know how to entertain. We hope you check out our calendar and enjoy some of our many special events during the year, like the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Festival of Lights Parade and, of course, VillageFest every Thursday night.

As you walk, bike or drive through our various neighborhoods, you are surrounded by a sense of community. We offer a variety of architectural styles throughout Palm Springs, but we are united in the pride we have in our homes.

So, no matter where you live in Palm Springs, we hope you get to know your neighbors and take part in all that's waiting for you outside your front door. Enjoy life in Palm Springs. It's a great place to call home.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.

OUR MISSION

An important part of the story here at Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the innate connection we have with our canine counterparts. Since the beginning, as we have worked with Tito to bring his dream to life for 20 years, we have been committed to rescuing and protecting the animals that have come into our lives, often serendipitously — many of whom now thrive alongside us at our distillery and our office.
The vision of our Vodka for Dog People program is to unite with our friends, fans, and partners to better the lives of pets and their families far and wide.
 
HI. I’M TITO BEVERIDGE

and I’m the founder and owner of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. I’m from San Antonio, Texas. I went to Vanderbilt for a year then to UT, University of Texas at Austin. I graduated with degrees in geology and geophysics. I got into the oil and gas business and did that in Texas and then down in Venezuela and Colombia and ran heli-portable dynamite seismic crews down there and came back and started a drilling company in Houston, got tired of chasing the buck and decided to move back to Austin, TX.

I did ground water geology here and got in the mortgage business and it was when I was in the mortgage business that I started making flavored vodka for my friends for Christmas presents. That was in about I guess ’92, ’93. I was at a party one time and a stranger came up to me and said ‘Hey you’re the vodka guy’ and I was like no, contraire, I am the mortgage guy. And that’s when I kinda started thinking that this guy’s telling me I need to go sell my flavored vodkas and this was the first time I really started thinking seriously about it.

We bought every vodka that was on the shelf, we put them in little kerr jars and tasted all of them and came up with the two best ones. When mine beat the other two best ones then I figured that I had my formula right. My friends were all kinda my guinea pigs.

I tried to get some financing a couple of times and it didn’t work out because they said I’d never get my permits, there’d never been a legal distillery in Texas and they said I’d never get a distributor. So I ended up just taking the money I’d saved up while working overseas and I racked up 19 credit cards to the tune of about $88,000. I built a one man distillery and built a production still and just kinda got myself into business. I’d go out and make it and sell it and come back and make some more and you know I was sleeping next to the still and you know just kind of boot-strapped it up.

And then at one point we’d gotten a phone call to come to the World Spirits Competition and I was fixing a boiler so I just sent a couple bottles there and we ended up getting the double gold medal, the unanimous judges choice. And that was up against 72 vodkas around the world including flavored vodkas. That kind of you know, helped spur things along.

I appreciate ya’ll supporting Tito’s Handmade Vodka. It’s really been a dream come true for me and it’s really due to all the word of mouth that we’ve gotten. It’s all pretty much just been from people going into liquor stores and bars and asking for it. So if you are in a bar and they don’t have it, ask to speak to the bar manager. If you tell 20 of your closest friends we’ll just keep this thing rolling. Thanks a whole bunch, I try to make it good. You know my theory is you make the best vodka in the world and charge a reasonable price, so I’ll keep doing my part of it and I sure appreciate you doing yours. Thank you very much.

 

Honors the legacy of Ms. Spearman by providing funds to organizations and individuals to help improve the lives of the needy and less fortunate in our community.

The mandate of the foundation remains consistent with Ms. Spearman’s kind and loving vision, giving to the types of organizations she supported with special emphasis in the fields of education, medical research, cultural arts and assisting the impoverished and disabled.

David Bohnett and the David Bohnett Foundation are committed to improving society through social activism.

We pursue our mission by providing funding, state-of-the-art technology and technical support to innovative organizations and institutions that, in addition to meeting our funding guidelines, share our vision.

We are located in the heart of gay Palm Springs on Arenas Road. There is convenient parking with entrances doors in front and back of the building.

Surrounded by many restaurants, Streetbar is the perfect place to have a drink in good company before and after dining or the place to see and be seen. Enjoy also our outdoor smoking patio

 

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Eisenhower has been a leader in health care for the Coachella Valley since their medical center opened in 1971. Today, the Eisenhower name extends far beyond the state-of-the-art care delivered at the hospital.

As the valley's only not-for-profit hospital, Eisenhower Medical Center has provided high quality, compassionate care for more than 40 years through a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and emergency facilities. Eisenhower is an accredited teaching hospital, with a School of Graduate Medical Education and Research training new physicians in the specialties of family medicine and internal medicine.

Eisenhower Health has locations across the Coachella Valley for convenient, quality health care. The main campus and hospital is located on a 130 acres in Rancho Mirage. Eisenhower Medical Center is a dynamic, progressive health care complex comprised of a 476-bed hospital, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, and the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower in addition to its outpatient facilities in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta. The Betty Ford Center is also located on the Eisenhower campus. Eisenhower not only offers the highest quality health care for residents and visitors, but additionally provides a broad range of educational programs for the public, and for health care professionals.

One of the hallmarks of Eisenhower Medical Center's reputation as a premier health care facility is the significant financial support provided by a broad base of generous donors. Philanthropy and volunteerism continue to play a major role in Eisenhower's ability to fulfill its mission: "to serve the changing health care needs of our region by providing excellence in patient care with supportive education and research."

  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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