A white woman in a gown jumps into a pool with an inflatable ring

TNDC Pool Toss

A BIG Thanks to Our Generous Community for Raising a Total of $303,677 for Kids and Families in the TL!


Our Tossees made a BIGGER splash than we ever imagined. Well done, pool crew, we couldn’t be prouder!


Blair Allison, Cahill Contractors LLC

Dan Belldegrun, Breakthrough Properties

Rodney Fong, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Lori Linker

Karl Robillard, Twitter

Carl Shannon, Tishman Speyer

Sindy Spivak, Bank of America 

Elizabeth Van Benschoten, Union Bank

Watch Our 2020 Tossees Splash into Animation!

The 2020 TNDC Pool Toss looked a little different, a little more animated! But one thing that didn't change was our Tossees' and donors' generous support for kids and families of the TL community. 

2019 Pool Toss Cartoon - Octopus

Your Favorite Pool Toon: The Octopus by Meggie Ramm

You voted (and donated), and the winner of our 2020 Pool Toss cartoon competition was none other than the 2019 Octopus cartoon by Meggie Ramm! This exceptional octopus stole our hearts and will have a place on this page all year long. Congrats, Meggie! 

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Sponsor Name
Cahill Contractors

What's the Pool Toss?

We know, jumping in a pool sounds kind of crazy. Since 1993, the TNDC Pool Toss has been a signature, only-in-San-Francisco kind of event. We invite local leaders and luminaries (past tossees included Robin Williams and the Oakland Raiders!) to perform an original skit and jump into the (heated) Phoenix Hotel pool in front of their friends and co-workers. Trust us, it's a blast.

A multi-racial group of young boys excitedly play jenga

Support Kids in the Tenderloin Community

Each tossee, sponsor, and ticket supports kids living in the Tenderloin who are dreaming of their futures. Over 200 kids ages 7-18 regularly attend the Tenderloin After-School Program (TASP) for tutoring help, hands-on learning, college application support, activities celebrating different cultures, and having fun with friends. Help support kids grow, thrive, and succeed! 

A man smiles at the camera and holds a delicious plate of food from Pa'ina SF

Bay Area Bites and Poolside Libations

The TNDC Pool Toss is more than splashtastic show—it's a delicious feast from local restaurants and vendors! Every year we bring you bites from favorites like Chambers Eat + Drink, Pa'ina, Liholiho Yacht Club, Brenda's French Soul Food, Cumaica Coffee, and a specialty cocktail chosen by the previous year's winning tossee! 

Hear from the Tossees

"It’s so much fun to be able to do something with a lot of friends and partners to support TNDC. It’s a good cause and it’s a great way to get a lot of amazing people to have fun with you for the right reasons!"

Cécile Chalifour
West Division Manager, Community Development Banking, JP Morgan Chase

"I would do anything for TNDC and especially for the kids in the Tenderloin...I'm really happy to be here and it's so fun being a tossee. There's so much goodwill, so many people love TNDC and coming out and participating...I'm psyched!"

Anne Torney
Partner, Mithun

Questions about the TNDC Pool Toss?

Contact our Individual Giving & Events Manager, Margarita Galindo (pronouns: she/her/ella), at mgalindo@tndc.org or 415.358.3976