Summer Arrives With A Splash!
W San Francisco and Image Three, Inc. make a SPLASH for charity during San Francisco Pride

Splish, Splash, W San Francisco and Image Three Inc. sure know how to throw a bash! The Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for AIDS service organizations in the Bay Area, has announced that Summer Splash, their posh pool party coinciding with San Francisco’s Gay Pride week, raised several thousand dollars for their organization.

Joe Carvalho, DJ David Carvalho, and Victor Cabrera

The event, held recently at W San Francisco’s 4th floor Pool Pavilion and Terrace, attracted both new and longtime supporters of the Foundation, who sported the season’s hottest swimwear and mingled poolside in the name of charity. The event’s proceeds will help alleviate the suffering of individuals living with HIV and AIDS.

“We’re continually amazed by the overwhelming generosity of our supporters and, of course, very grateful to Image Three Inc. and W San Francisco for producing and hosting our first annual Summer Splash pool party,” said Ken Henderson, Executive Director of the Richmond Ermet Aids Foundation. “In this ailing economy and decreased AIDS funding, this support is especially meaningful.”

Roy and Cline Charez

Attendees enjoyed eco-friendly cocktails courtesy of VeeV and savories from W San Francisco, as they danced to the sounds of DJ David Carvalho and basked under the glowing summer sun in the company of LOOK Model Agency’s finest, donning Andrew Christian swimwear.

“Lifeguard” models

Notable attendees to the event, which was planned by Image Three’s Derek Besenfelder, included executive REAF members Ken Henderson and Joe Seiler, Maria Barrios Ehmer, Mark Calvano, designer Bacca Da Silva, Joel Goodrich, Jorge Maumer, Princess Fati Farmanfarmanaian and Karen Tamblyn.

Derek Besenfelder, event co-chair, and Rio Nagar
Elliot Simon Temple and L’orenzo Hill
Joel Goodrich and Karen Tamblyn
Dan Johnson, Mark Calvano, Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, John Black and Paul Maka
Courtney Steffens
Ronni Woo

Photos: Thomas J. Gibbons [email tjgibbons@gmail.com]