The J.McLaughlin purchasing event raises funds for the COD Foundation


Michael Ramirez entertained with soft guitar music while COD Foundation president’s circle chair Carol Bell Dean greeted shoppers.

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Marge Dodge serves on several local non-profit boards supporting her passions of education, literacy and the arts. She is a member of the board of College of the Desert Foundation.

Story Highlights

  • The J.McLaughlin El Paseo store welcomed supporters for an afternoon of shopping, informal modeling, entertainment and libations with 15 percent of sales going to the College of the Desert Foundation. Shoppers socialized and relaxed on comfortable sofas while partaking in beverages and snacks.

  • The College of the Desert Foundation acts as advocates for the College and to secure financial support enhancing educational opportunities for all students.