Fundraising Events

You're invited to support our students! All of our fundraising events are open to the public, please join us. Must be 21 or over to attend the following events.



"The Secret Garden" Annual Gala
Saturday, February 8 at 6 pm at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
71-333 Dinah Shore Drive,
 Rancho Mirage


This year's Annual Gala event, will be held on February 8th, 2020 at the Westin Hotel in Rancho Mirage from 6-11pm. This annual event is one of our most-anticipated, and biggest fundraisers of the year! Proceeds from this annual event directly benefit all students, faculty, and important programs at Palm Valley School. Our theme of "Secret Garden" is being underwritten by one of our sponsors, Leon's Landscaping. Come see the ballroom transformed into a Secret Garden where magic awaits! Signature cocktails, gourmet catering, silent and live auction items, and a special live musical performance by a former Palm Valley School student, Carrie St. Louis, best known for her portrayal of ‘Glinda' in the Broadway and national touring company of Wicked, as well as for her portrayal of ‘Sherrie' in the Broadway and Las Vegas companies of Rock of Ages.

Thanks to our fabulous Gala Committee for helping us create this special event: Lindsay Davis, Kimberley Yang, Eve Fromberg, Michelle Jowitt, Tamara Munoz, Abby Sturgeon, Andrea Turner, Candace Nelson, Susan Rice, and Cherise Sonderman.

For more committee information, email Abby Sturgeon at asturgeon@pvs.orgFor tickets, click here.



Fashion Week El Paseo 
Sunday, March 22 at 5:30 pm at El Paseo Fashion Week
73-061 El Paseo, Palm Desert



Join us for a night on the runway presented by Palm Valley School and Animal Samaritans during the Le Chien fashion show on March 22, 2020 for an elevated evening of fashion, family and handsome hounds. 

Palm Valley has been given the opportunity to allow 6 children/teens to strut the runway alongside adoptable pooches thanks to a special designer accommodating both adult and children fashion. This year, we are looking for 6 children and teens to participate on the runway with a $2500 sponsorship per child (which includes best available seating for one family member and access to the VIP reception). If you're interested in having your child walk the runway this year, email Abby Sturgeon, our Director of Admissions and Marketing at For tickets, click here




Bourbon & Barbecue 
Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 pm on the Palm Valley Lower School Campus 
35-525 Da Vall Drive, Rancho Mirage


Our previously held fall wine night has received a makeover and been shifted to the spring! Bourbon and Barbecue will feature food and drink from local business and non-profit partners in the Valley to benefit Palm Valley School and other organizations in one incredible evening of fun and festivities! Bourbon and whiskey tasting, beer from local breweries, barbecue bites, live music, line dancing, an electric bull, horse kissing booth, a silent auction and more. For a $65 entry fee you support Palm Valley School and local non-profits and business partners in an evening of casual fun. Come kick up your heels with us! For tickets, click here.