Philanthropic leader Patty Newman to be honored at the 3rd Annual “It’s All About the Kids” Luncheon for DIGICOM Learning.
Palm Springs,CA. – DIGICOM Learning is proud to announce Patty Newman as the honoree for the 3rd Annual “It’s All About the Kids” Luncheon to be held on Saturday, April 7th at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA.
Patty Newman and her husband Arthur continue to be on the forefront of philanthropic leadership in the Coachella Valley. Patty not only donates generously to many worthy non-profit organizations, she also gives of her time and creative energy. She currently chairs the Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation and is past chair of the community blood bank.
Always interested in women’s issues, she chaired the American Heart Association’s ‘Go-Red for Women’ for two years bringing together the largest ever support for the cause in the Valley. Civically, she has chaired two Rancho Mirage Commissions; the Cultural Commission during the city’s 20th Anniversary, publishing the Rancho Mirage Historical Booklet and was the first Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission.
“Patty Newman was one of our first supporters,” said David Vogel, founder and CEO of DIGICOM Learning. He added, “Patty was not only one of our first, but has sustained her support of DIGICOM Learning because she understands our mission to transform education and affect these students lives in a modern and meaningful way.”
DIGICOM Learning is an amazing digital literacy program that engages youth in digital storytelling to ensure their success in school, community, and life. By placing innovative technology at the center of education in the Coachella Valley, Digicom Learning provides students with the ‘Four C’s” of 21st Century Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. Today’s students are indeed our future and DIGICOM Learning is leading the way to ensuring that all our youth have promising futures!
Proceeds from the Luncheon will be used to provide after school programs in digital storytelling, equipment grants for classrooms, and scholarships for students that would otherwise not be able to afford educational supplies. The Palm Springs Unified School District support students with a population that is comprised of at least 77% on free and reduced lunches.