“Darrell Tucci moved to Palm Springs nine years ago to become the chief development officer for the Desert AIDS Project, now called DAP Health.

In the intervening years, not only has Tucci helped DAP Health expand to serve more Coachella Valley residents; Tucci himself has made a significant mark on the community, earning accolades including being one of Palm Springs Life’s 40 Under Forty; the 2015 State Farm Good Neighbor Award from Equality California; and being named one of Desert Charity News’ men of philanthropy. I should also disclose that he’s become a close friend of mine, and is a Supporter of the Independent.

Tomorrow is his last day with DAP Health; he’s leaving to become the vice president of development for the Movement Voter Project. He asked if the Independent would publish his farewell letter to the community … and here it is…”

[Read the full letter at cvindependent.com]