WHAT WE DO
Palm Springs Pathfinders is a non-profit women's organization based in Rancho Mirage, CA that is dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs and Pathfinder Ranch in Garner Valley, California.
We are a ladies organization founded by 15 women, many of whom were members of Thunderbird Country Club, in 1957 to support the children of the Coachella Valley. Specifically to support the Boys Club of Palm Springs, who just celebrated their 70th anniversary, and as of 1989 is known as the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs.
In 1964 these women with their husbands acquired land up Hwy 74 in Mountain Center (Garner Valley) where the Boys could escape the summer heat. Everyone pitched a tent and Pathfinders would make breakfast out of a chuck wagon. In the decades since, Pathfinder Ranch has become a fully accredited outdoor education facility for fifth and sixth graders, summer camp and retreat venue.
Since then we ladies meet for lunch from November to April, with guest speakers and charitable vendors. Our primary fundraiser is our Annual themed Gala held in February to celebrate the many accomplishments of the Boys & Girls Club and the Ranch that year. Many Pathfinders are involved personally with each institution and serve on the Boards of the B&GC and the Ranch as well.
PALM SPRINGS PATHFINDERS
Becoming a member of our unique community that is dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of the
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs & Pathfinder Ranch in Garner Valley, California.