The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards is this Saturday and we’ve got three great reasons you’ll want to raise your bidding hand high in the air during the live auction ->PLUS news about our new host for the evening.
Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling authorCarson Kressleywill replace Ross Mathews as host of the 24thAnnual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. It was announced this week that Mathews will be sequestered in the Big Brother Celebrity House as he competes in the reality show that begins airing on February 7 on CBS. Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) CEO, David Brinkman shared the organizations support for Mathews. “We, along with all of his Palm Springs friends, will be cheering for Ross as he competes on Celebrity Big Brother and we look forward to having him return to host the 25thSteve Chase Humanitarian Awards in 2019”.
Kressley started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers like Ralph Lauren. A few years later, he took a leap into television when, in 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo’s “QueerEye for the Straight Guy”,which won a primetime Emmy.
LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW
1. Party for 100 at Acqua California Bistro
Includes: Exquisite passed hors d’oeuveres, chef manned food stations, full decor by Francisco Plascencia and open bar for 2 hours.
2. 12 Carat Diamond Tennis Bracelet from El Paseo Jewelers
3. Cocktail Party for 50 at the Historic Hope House in Movie Colony catered by Chad Gardner and 533 Viet Fusion.
Includes: Catering by 533 Viet Fusion, passed hors d’ouvres and full bar. Enjoy three hours of entertainment by the incompareable DJ Baz and the fabulous Chris Lomeli
The addition of Kressley compliments an ever growing list of style personalities and experts who will greet attendees when they arrive on the red carpet. Palm Springs Life fashion editorSusanSteinwill be joined by celebrity fashion stylistSalvador Camarena, fashion designer Franck Ford, “Best in Drag Show” winnerEthylina Canne, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Dennis Flaig, Palm Springs Social’sRob Grace, and KESQ’s Bianca Raeas they report on the Red Carpet Fashion Experience.KMIR Newswill be at the top of the main red carpet as guests arrive.
The awards kick off at 7:00 PM and will featureEn Vogueas headline entertainment andThelma Houstonat the after-party.
This year’s awards will shine a bright spotlight on local community members who have dedicated their time, talent and energy to ensuring D.A.P. is able to provide compassionate care to those who need it most. We are excited to announceTony Marchese, owner of Trio Restaurant, will receive the Partners for Life Award, and Dr. Shubha Kerkar, MD, HIVMA, MACP, AAHIVS, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Specialist, will be recognized with the 100 Women Award.