- Cielo Vista Charter School Benefit

Sunday, March 26, 2017
The Cielo Vista Charter School (CVC) held their Sixth Annual Benefit at The Carl Lykken Estate.

The fundraiser is critical to supporting student enrichment. This year Palm Springs Pioneer, Jane Hoff was honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award, by CVC Board member and former Palm Springs Mayor, William Kleindienst. 

 Palm Springs Pioneer Jane Hoff

Jane is the oldest living Palm Springs pioneer. She is the daughter of Carl Lykken and was 9 years old when the house was built. Throughout her years as a Palm Springs resident she has been President of Los Compadres, President of the early Palm Springs Equestrians - the Desert Riders, President of the Polo Club and many more contributions supporting and enriching the city of Palm Springs. 

The Community Partner Award went to the Coachella Valley BookPALS, accepting Tere Britton and Lorraine Pauley.

The very gracious hosts, Louise and Hank Hampton opened their historic home, the Carl Lykken Estate for the event. During the self-guided tour, guests viewed the interiors of several homes on the property, learning the history of the structures, and discovering the charm and whimsy of this wonderful Old Las Palmas estate built in 1929. 

Entertainment was provided by the Palm Springs High School Classical Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Strings.

The silent auction and the teacher raffle baskets prepared by each class brought many fun and beautiful items to entice guests, which will benefit the schools continued efforts and the classrooms directly. Cielo Vista Charter strives to create an environment that enhances the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of the CVC students.