Folsom Donates More Than $322K to Charities

SAN FRANCISCO – The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events announced charitable giving in the amount of $322,666 on Tuesday. This takes the agency’s charitable donations to nearly $5.5 million since it first started.

Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, says, “2014 was a year of great change for Folsom Street Events, as the Folsom Street Fair shifted its footprint for the first time in almost 20 years. We are so appreciative of our sponsors, beneficiaries, beverage partners, and the leather/fetish community for their ongoing support of our events. The size of our check demonstrates the strength and support of the community. Even though we had lackluster weather at this year’s Folsom Street Fair, their donations and financial support continue to amaze us.”

Phillip Babock, Board President added, “The largest share of this check supports our Major and Supporting Beneficiaries, including Castro Country Club, Frameline, Hospitality House, National AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and Westside Community Services, amongst others. In total, we are supporting over 70 great charities in San Francisco and around the U.S. We are really proud of our philanthropic efforts.”

Folsom Street Events, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, produces Bay of Pigs, Up Your Alley, Magnitude, Folsom Street Fair, DEVIANTS, and more. The mission of Folsom Street Events is to unite the adult alternative lifestyle community with safe venues for self-expression while raising critical funds for San Francisco-based and national charities. 100% of gate donations directly benefit local and national charities. For more information about Folsom Street Fair, visit

Via press release