Illustration of an audience at the Phoenix Hotel with an octopus tentacle MC

TNDC Pool Toss

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Click here to see our Tossees take the Pool Toss plunge!


A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended the TNDC Pool Toss on October 14!

We had a blast zooming around our San Francisco rooftop to chat with you, getting blown away by the magic of Gary Ferrar, and watching our amazing Tossees—Fitness SF, Akshay Kelshiker, Thomas Raffin, and Paulett Taggart—compete for the biggest splash! 

If you weren't able to attend, you still can watch our Tossees take the plunge, see glam shots from the SnapFiesta photo booth, and more! 

You can still give generously to support our Tenderloin After-School Program!


Triple Back Flip Sponsors

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Back Flip Sponsors

Cahill Logo
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Cahill Contractors
Chip Conley Foundation
Sponsor Name
Chip Conley Foundation
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D+H Construction
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Flynn Investments

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. 

Cartoon of a pink-red octopus with one leg in the word TNDC

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! 

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! 

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 or 415.358.3976