SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 8, 2011) – The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events announced charitable giving in the amount of $330,745 today. Jacob Richards, Board President, says, “2011 was a solid year for Folsom Street Events and our charities. We are enormously grateful to our sponsors, beneficiaries, beverage partners, and the leather/fetish community for the ongoing support. This check represents an increase from our $326,161 in charitable giving for 2010. Particularly given the depressed economy, we feel that this check is a total success.”
According to Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, “Given that we had a less-than-stellar year with respect to the weather at both Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fair, we relied much more heavily on the successes of our Magnitude and DEVIANTS parties. The size of our check proves the potency and spirit of the leather/fetish community. The vast share of the check will support our 16 Major and Supporting Beneficiaries, including AIDS Emergency Fund, Castro Country Club, Central City Hospitality House, Frameline, Project Open Hand, and Transgender Law Center, among others. Given what has been happening locally with other community organizations that distribute funds from special events, we feel particularly proud of our efforts. Combined, we are supporting over 70 great charities in San Francisco and around the U.S.”
Folsom Street Events will host a very special evening to honor its beneficiaries, sponsors, and nonprofit partners with a check ceremony. The event is held by invitation only and will occur at The Armory, 1500 Mission Street, well known in the leather/fetish community as the home of Kink.com. Special invited guests include Supervisor Jane Kim (District 6), Supervisor Scott Weiner (District 8), and many others.
Sponsors for Folsom Street Events (2011) include: PRESENTING RECON, Steamworks, Mr. S Leather, Kink.com, and GLOSS; PREMIER Blue Angel, NakedSword, Manhunt, Blow Buddies, and Elbow Grease; CHARTER The Stockroom, ExtremeRestraints.com, and TitanMen.com; SUPPORTING Powerhouse, FleshJack, AdultFriendFinder, Frisco Disco Events, and Past Curfew; MEDIA Bay Area Reporter, SCRUFF, Damron, SF Weekly, Frontiers, and COMPETE Sports Media; FOLSOM STREET FAIR DANCE AREA Gold’s Gym; HOST HOTELS Joie de Vivre, Haiyi Hotels, and Renoir Hotel. Folsom Street Events receives support from Grants for the Arts for its top-notch, cutting-edge alternative live music entertainment.
About Folsom Street Events
Folsom Street Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that produces seven annual fetish events: The San Francisco Party at IML, Bay of Pigs™, Up Your Alley®, SF Leather Week Formal Dinner, Magnitude®, Folsom Street Fair®, and DEVIANTS™. Its mission is to create volunteer-driven leather events that provide the adult alternative lifestyle community with safe venues for self-expression while raising funds to benefit charity. In 2011, an estimated 250,000+ event attendees raised money for charitable donations.