DBFC Staff

CONNIE GOLDS, Executive Director and Co-Founder


Combining inspired vision with hard work and dedication, Connie Golds co-founded and oversees Desert Best Friend’s Closet.

Connie has a demonstrated history of commitment and service in Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley beyond her work as the co-founder of Desert Best Friend’s Closet. She serves on the Scholarship Committee of the Desert Community Foundation, and is a Board member of Women Leaders Forum of the Desert. Past service includes being a founding member of Sheltering Sisters, the auxiliary for Shelter From the Storm, as well as co-chair of the UCLA Alumni Scholarship Committee. She also served on the Board of Trustees for Marywood Palm Valley School and volunteered for 13 years as a Girl Scout Leader, including three years as district “cookie coordinator.”

Connie’s contributions to the community have been recognized by multiple organizations. She is the recipient of the Palm Desert 2013 Entrepreneurial Athena Award. She received on behalf of the organization the 2010 Community Service Award from the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce, the 2010 Ruby Award for Women Helping Women from the Palm Desert Soroptimists, and several awards connected to her volunteer service with the Girl Scouts including the national Girl Scouts USA Appreciation Award for outstanding service.

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