Make a splash for kids at the 27th Annual TNDC Pool Toss -- an evening of lively entertainment, delectable bites, poolside libations, and local luminaries back flipping, swan diving and cannonballing into the Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink pool. Funds raised at the TNDC Pool Toss on Tuesday, October 15 will help support the kids of the TNDC After-School Program (TASP), whichprovides a safe drop-in space for the children in the Tenderloin.
This year’s confirmed tossees include Cecile Chalifour, West Division Manager, Community Development Banking, JP Morgan Chase; Gary Cohen, Principal at TRI Commercial/Corfac International; Ben Davis & Vanessa Inn, Founder, President & CEO and Chief Strategy Officer at Illuminate; Aaron Fenton, Vice President of Development - Boston Properties; Carla Javitz, President and CEO of REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund); Terry Lewis Complex General Manager, Hilton Hotels of San Francisco Union Square; Anne Torney, Architect/Partner, Mithun. Additional tossees will be announced soon.
Everybody’s favorite TNDC Pool Toss host, Brian Copeland – Comedian, Writer, TV & Radio Host returns to the stage, along with emcees Tony Bravo – Arts & Culture Writer for the Datebook section of the San Francisco Chronicle;Cheryl Jennings – Emmy Award-winning Journalist; A.J. Kirsch – Actor, Combat Sports Host/Ring Announcer/Commentator; Liam Mayclem, KCBS “Foodie Chap”; and Empress XXX Donna Sachet – TV Host/Performer/Columnist for The Bay Times.
Bonhams auctioneer Aaron Bastian will lead the spirited bidding while the buffed and beautiful lifeguards from Fitness SF keep things safe. The fun continues with award-winning Cherry Hoops hula hoopers, SnapFiesta photo station, San Francisco Flaggers, Maikaze Taiko, Banda sin Nombre trio, and DJ Pause.
Each year TNDC selects a renowned cartoonist to create an exclusive logo for the Pool Toss. This year’s artist is Meggie Ramm, a cartoonist and teacher who loves comics and teaches comic and cartoon art to Bay Area elementary school students, hosts comics workshops and leads panel discussions at libraries and schools around California.
Unforgettable figures who have participated in past TNDC Pool Tosses include players from the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49rs, MC Hammer, Team Twitter, Kristi Yamaguchi, Jonny Moseley, Bob Weir, Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, Todd Traina, Stephan Jenkins, Janet Reilly, A.J. Kirsch, Phil Ginsburg, Carey Perloff, Drew Altizer, Lewis Sykes, John Pritzker, Robert Mailer Anderson, Joanne Hayes-White, Liam Mayclem, the Ladies of Nerdwallet, Hooman, Hubert Keller … and many more!
The 2019 signature cocktail “The Big Baczkowski” is named by top 2018 Tossee Walt Baczkowski, CEO, SF Association of Realtors.
TNDC Pool Toss tickets are $125 each; sponsorships start at $1,000. For more information on TNDC’s Pool Toss, visit TNDC.org/pool-toss/, call 415.358.3957, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The wet and wild affair has raised over $5 million for TNDC youth and family programs over the years. TNDC serves more than 5,000 of the lowest-income individuals in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and nearby neighborhoods.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
TNDC is a nonprofit that helps people focus on living a meaningful life by building deeply affordable homes and supportive communities in San Francisco. We currently provide homes to over 5,000 people with low incomes through 43 buildings across seven neighborhoods. Our staff works alongside people, families, and communities that have faced severe economic and racial inequity in the hopes of improving health disparities, raising marginalized voices, and building a better future for all. Through programs like the Tenderloin After-School Program and the Healthy Corner Store Coalition, we have driven positive change in San Francisco for the last 38 years.
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The 27th Annual TNDC Pool Toss
Tuesday, October 15 from 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Poolside at the Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink
601 Eddy Street (at Larkin), San Francisco
$125 each; available online at TNDC.org/pool-toss/or by calling TNDC at 415.358.3957; sponsorships available beginning at $1,000
Brian Copeland – Comedian, Writer, TV & Radio Host
Cecile Chalifour – West Division Manager, Community Development Banking, JP Morgan Chase
Gary Cohen, Principal at TRI Commercial/Corfac International
Ben Davis & Vanessa Inn - Founder, President & CEO and Chief Strategy Officer at Illuminate
Aaron Fenton – Vice President of Development - Boston Properties
Carla Javitz – President and CEO of REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund)
Terry Lewis – Complex General Manager, Hilton Hotels of San Francisco Union Square
Anne Torney – Architect/Partner, Mithun
Tony Bravo – Arts & Culture Writer for the Datebook section of the San Francisco Chronicle
Cheryl Jennings – Emmy Award-winning Journalist
A.J. Kirsch – Actor, Combat Sports Host/Ring Announcer/Commentator
Liam Mayclem, KCBS “Foodie Chap”
Empress XXX Donna Sachet – TV Host/Performer/Columnist for The Bay Times.
Tasty bites and drinks provided by:
Brenda’s French Soul Food
Chambers Eat + Drink
Hard Water Bar
Monarch Beverage Catering
Re:THINK Ice Cream