SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 13, 2012 - The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events announced charitable giving in the amount of $324,030 today. Jacob Richards, Board President, says, “2012 was a good 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. Given the depressed economy, we feel that this check is a total success.”
According to Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, “The size of our check proves the potency and spirit of the leather/fetish community. The vast share of the check will support our 17 Major and Supporting Beneficiaries, including AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Frameline, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Project Open Hand, SF LGBT Community Center, Transgender Law Center, and others. Combined, we are supporting over 70 great charities in San Francisco and around the U.S.A. We feel particularly proud of our fundraising efforts, and we are looking forward to a huge blowout for our XXX celebration for the 30TH Folsom Street Fair.”
Sponsors (2012): PRESENTING RECON.com, Steamworks, Mr. S Leather, Kink.com, and GLOSS; PREMIER JC Events, 9x6 Lubes, and Blow Buddies; CHARTER Stockroom, Factory Video, ExtremeRestraints.com, Fitness SF, Karlsson’s Gold, and Blue Angel Vodka; SUPPORTING Powerhouse, Orchid and Serpent, 440 Castro, Timeless Trends, Priape, Past Curfew, and Frisco Disco Events; MEDIA Bay Area Reporter, SF Bay Guardian, SCRUFF, Frontiers, Damron, and GayCities; and, HOST HOTELS Kimpton Hotels, SF Marriott Marquis, and Renoir Hotel. Folsom Street Events receives support from SF Grants for the Arts for its alternative entertainment.
About Folsom Street EventsFolsom Street Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that produces several annual fetish events: The San Francisco Party at IML, Bay of Pigs™, Up Your Alley®, 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 2012, an estimated 350,000+ event attendees raised money for charitable donations.