March 16, 2017 – Palm Springs, CA. – The Palm Springs Walk of Stars will honor noted Humanitarians, Philanthropists and Coachella Valley residents, Gerald & Georgia Fogelson, with the 413th Star Dedication Ceremony. The star dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday March 23, 2017 at 11:00am in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum located at 100 Museum Drive.  The ceremony is open to the public and the media.   

Gerald (Jerry) Fogelson is a real estate developer and author. Jerry was inducted in to the Chicago Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2003 and is the Co-Founder of the Chicago School of Real Estate at Roosevelt University.

Georgia, his better half, was a successful business woman in her own right, breaking down barriers in a Mad Men world. Jerry and Georgia moved to the Coachella Valley over 25 years ago, although Georgia eventually retired, Jerry claims that he has failed at retirement, and continues to dabble in development.

They both are avid philanthropists, and through their family run foundation, they contribute both their time and financial resources to many valley wide initiatives. They sit on the boards of Desert AIDS, Jewish Family Services, Palm Springs Art Museum and Indian Wells Desert Town Hall to name a few. The philanthropy the Fogelson’s are involved with are not always obvious to the community but they have a huge impact.

“The Fogelson’s history of partnering with Desert AIDS Project to expand care to our community’s most vulnerable populations inspires us all to make lasting differences in people’s lives. This star represents our Valley’s gratitude for two great humanitarians.” – David Brinkman, CEO, Desert AIDS Project

“Jerry and Georgia Fogelson treat their philanthropy with Palm Springs Unified the way they treat all their endeavors – they’re all in!   From day one Jerry and Georgia rolled up their sleeves, dug in their heels and hit the ground running.  They’re tackling one of the biggest problems plaguing elementary schools today – RECESS!

“Chaos, bullying and disciplinary problems overwhelmed PSUSD playgrounds.  Now with the Game On initiative in 10 out of 16 elementary schools 6,500 students solve conflicts with High Fives, Rock Paper Scissors and Positive Role Modeling.  Game On reduces bullying, office referrals and increases physical activity — our teachers have regained an average of 15 additional teaching hours.  And that’s tremendous!” – Ellen Goodman, Executive Director, The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District

As important their financial contributions are, the Fogelson’s have a philosophy that you must give your time, not just money, to the community and they strictly adhere to that philosophy within their own Foundation.

“We are very proud to honor Gerald & Georgia Fogelson with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars,” said Bob Alexander, President of the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars, founded in 1992, has honored 412 individuals with a Golden Palm Star placed on the sidewalks of Palm Springs.

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