Brothers of the Desert holds an annual Wellness Summit, the second Saturday in November. The purpose is to provide connection, education, opportunities to share stories and hear from thought leaders on how to support our community and ourselves. The summits aim to be interactive, engaging, entertaining, and thought provoking. We convene an array of guest presenters, workshop leaders on a variety of relevant topics that support the overall health and well-being of Black gay men.
Brothers of the Desert is joining with Safe Schools Desert Cities (SSDC) in awarding scholarships to LGBTQI students in the Coachella Valley and surrounding area.
We are partnering to collaborate with SSDC to offer a
Brothers of the Desert scholarship for students 22 years of age or under.
(Primarily High School Students). We have committed to three scholarships for the next three years beginning in the academic year 2021.
SafeSchools Mission :
“To recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex (LGBTQI) youth who, through their participation, dedication and initiative, have helped foster a positive self-image among other LGBTQI youth.”
Thank you again for attending our New Year's Eve event last year and we are creating another wonderful event this year in these challenging times. Please come celebrate the end of the year and support Brothers of the Desert in our mission to empower Black gay men and allies by enjoying incredible cuisine, mingling with guests virtually and enjoying music, entertainment and an after dinner virtual dance party.
On December 31st at 8:30 PM, we are conducting our annual fundraiser in the virtual world. We will be offering a four course gourmet dinner to be delivered to your door within the Coachella Valley by members of Brothers of the Desert as well as opportunities to interact with guests from their various houses throughout the entire evening. Delivery times will be between 2 PM and 5PM in time to set up your New Year's Eve celebration.
The dinner will include a charcuterie board and a split of sparkling wine from Bouschet, a famed local gourmet wine and cheese shop, a California-inspired salad by Private Chef Michael Taylor, entrees by 1501 Uptown Gastropub, a new restaurant collaboration between chef Chad Gardner from 533 Viet Fusion and Willie Rhine from restaurant 849 and dessert from Chef Andre Carthen, style ambassador/chef for Kathy Ireland International.
After dinner a virtual dance party featuring house music from famed dance clubs such as The Garage in New York, Jewell’s Catch One in Los Angeles, Catacombs from Philadelphia, The Club House in DC will be featured. The dance party will also include entertainment and opportunities to interact with the various houses of the party-goers.
We are offering 3 different tiers in which you can join and support us:
Platinum: This includes the 4 course gourmet dinner to go delivered at your door as well as a Brothers of the Desert T-shirt, party favors, dance party admission and a special morning after bonus of champagne, scones and fresh fruit for $150 (tax deductible donation of $75).
Gold: This includes the 4 course gourmet dinner to go delivered at your door as well as party favors and dance party admission for $100. (tax deductible donation of $50).
Silver: This is to join us for entertainment and dance party with a virtual DJ from 10:30 PM-1:00 AM for $35 (tax deductible donation of $30).
For tickets and to view the menu go to:www.bodnye2020.eventbrite.com
We have had tremendous growth as an organization in 2020 with the establishment of our 501(c)3 status as a non-profit organization. This year we conducted our 2nd annual wellness summit, launched a quarterly speaker series, engaged in voter advocacy efforts, established a new Brothers of the Desert scholarship for LGBTQI students in the Coachella Valley, led a number of Black History month events, participated in community advocacy groups, and supported local organizations and charities. We have launched a new website and distribute a monthly newsletter called, Brothers Drumbeat. We plan to continue to build on our progress in 2021 to build our community and strengthen our relationships with allies. Please support and celebrate with us.
For questions or more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.If you cannot join us but would like to donate, please go to our new website at www.brothersofthedesert.org and press the donate button.
Thank you and looking forward to a great 2021.
Tim VincentPresident, Board of DirectorsBrothers of the Desert Corporation