Mark Leno, Paul Pelosi Jr. and Kathleen Weber
San Francisco’s splashiest and wackiest fundraising event, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s Pool Toss, returned for its 24th year on October 18th. Attendees had the privilege of tossing their favorite Bay Area bigwigs into the Phoenix Hotel swimming pool while raising funds for kids and families in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.
The splashy, high-energy, only-in-San-Francisco soiree is known as the pool party of the year and, over the years, has raised more than $4 million for TNDC youth and family programs. Some $355,000 raised from this year’s event was designated for the Tenderloin After-School Program. The night’s top tossees were the Nibbi Brothers who got tossed for $35,451!
Scenes from the TNDC Pool Toss 2016:
Jewel Conrad, Tom Kelley and Jasmin Conrad
The Women of Pixar
Sally Carlson, Managing Partner, Carlson Beck Recruiting
Alice Carr, Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Assemblymember David Chiu and Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins
John Epstein, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Whitney Hudak, Corporate Counsel, Lyft & Symphonix Board
Bob Nibbi and Mike Nibbi, President/Vice President and Project Executive, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Simon Sin, Owner, Cova Hotel
Women of PIXAR
With 33 buildings in several San Francisco neighborhoods, TNDC provides homes and support services to more than 3,600 low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, emancipated youth and formerly homeless individuals. With a focus on community development, the organization’s work includes on-site social work services to help tenants stay housed, an after-school program for children and youth, and a community organizing program that encourages all community members to get involved and make a positive impact in their neighborhoods.
— Related: Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of past TNDC fundraising events
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography