The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus is hosting a holiday fundraiser titled, "The Gift of Love and Laughter" featuring Bill Marx and Cash Baxter.


This special event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 7-9 p.m. in the campus’ Indian Wells Theater; 37500 Cook St.


Marx is known for both being the eldest son of Harpo and Susan Marx and for his own talent as a Juilliard-trained composer and jazz performer.


Baxter is an internationally recognized director, producer and OLLI instructor who has spent his life committed to supporting the arts and education. Together, they are an irrepressible and talented duo who want to share the gift of laughter with the community they love this holiday season.


“I believe we all need an extra dose of love and laughter this holiday season,” said OLLI director Angela Allen. “Bill and Cash are delighted to work together on this unique event supporting the OLLI mission of enhancing the lives of our senior community members. We are also so thankful to our Presenting Sponsor, Blanke Schein Wealth Management, for their original concept and financial support of this event.”


A champagne reception and silent auction will be held in the theater lobby prior to the show. All proceeds will benefit the OLLI program at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.


To purchase tickets, visit the OLLI website or call the OLLI office at (909) 537-8121.


Ticket prices are $50 for general seating or $75 for VIP seating (first three rows.) Handicapped seating is available and parking is included with the price of the ticket.


About PDC: The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, teaching credentials and certificates. Serving more than 2,200 students, it is the Coachella Valley’s four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population.


For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the Office of Strategic Communication at or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the PDC website at