Annual Pool Toss Raises $295,000 for Children and Families

TNDC’s 20th Annual Celebrity Pool Toss Raises $295,000 for Children and Families

On October 10, 2012, TNDC held its 20th Annual Celebrity Pool Toss at the historic Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink. More than 500 guests attended this wet and wild event, including corporate and community sponsors, civic and community leaders, and longtime TNDC supporters. Co-hosted by Lynne Marie Stewart (Miss Yvonne from The Pee-Wee Herman Show), and pinch-hitter Tori Ritchie (Cookbook Author and Blogger at, the evening was a great success.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and Tossee Supporters, we are proud to announce the event grossed more than $295,000 for children and families in the Tenderloin. Funds raised will go to provide meaningful programs and services that enhance the quality of life for low-income families and children living in the Tenderloin.

Click here to see photos from the event!

Check out this great video (and others) from the event on our YouTube channel.


A big thank you to our Celebrity Tossees and Celebrity MCs for making such a big splash:

Celebrity Tossees
David Baker, FAIA, Dbarchitect
John L. Martin, Airport Director, San Francisco International Airport
Joanna Rees, Former Mayoral Candidate, Investor and Professor
John Mark Rogers, Founder, Veritas Growth Companies
John Stewart, Chairman and Jack Gardner, President & CEO, The John Stewart Company
Todd Traina, Film Producer and Founder Red Rover Films
Michael R. Walker, Market President, Northern California Commercial Banking Group, U.S. Bank

Celebrity MCs
Cheryl Jennings, Anchor, KGO-TV/ABC7
Liam Mayclem, Host, CBS 5 EYE ON THE BAY, KCBS Foodie Chap
Tori Ritchie, Cookbook Author and Blogger at
Empress XXX Donna Sachet, TV Host/Performer/Columnist, B.A.R.


Event Chairs of the 2012 TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss
Laura Pfaff and Jim Losi

Lynne Marie Stewart (Miss Yvonne from The Pee-Wee Herman Show) Actor Stage/Film/TV
Suzanne Whang, Actor/Author/Comedian/TV Host

Honorary Chairs of the TNDC Annual Birthday Dinner
Nancy Livingston and Fred Levin

TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss Logo designed by cartoonist Paul Jon Boscacci. Author of the comic strip Fort Knox.

Contact Lori Linker, Director of Fund Development at (415) 358-3906 or for more information.

Presented by Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation Hosted by Joie de Vivre Hospitality

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