Splash Bash 2016 Recap by David Phelps

The 4th annual Splash Bash

was held at The Mark for Events in Beverly Hills.  The evening was a major success with 250 guests who came together to raise $175,000 to support The Samburu Project’s mission of providing access to clean water to the people of Samburu, Kenya.

The evening kicked off with cocktail hour - specialty drinks were sponsored by Titos vodka. Bidding was brisk on 100 silent auction items ranging from high-end culinary experiences like AOC, Gjelina, Lucques, Nobu, and Tasting Kitchen to 40 fine works of art by artists such as; Tony Berlant, Frank Gehry, Kim McCarty, Ed Moses, Kelly Reemtsen, Ed Ruscha, and William Wegman.  

International food stations offered plentiful culinary delights from Mexico, France as well as American comfort food.  When guests weren’t feasting on food and drink, they enjoyed donning Samburu beads and traditional clothing for an interactive photo booth experience.

TSP Executive Director, Linda Hooper offered a video presentation of the organization’s recent successes; drilling 10 more wells in the previous year and the launching of an additional program called Samburu Sisters.  An exciting addition to the PSP program, Samburu Sisters offers additional support to women and girls in TSP well communities on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS awareness, and empowerment & leadership education.