CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2013 - update #13 - $64,249 (BIBS OUT THE YING-YANG)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 30, 2013 at 19:43:48:

What a difference a day makes!!! Since we last chatted roughly 18 hours ago, we've raised an additional $12,000+ for our Chamber. Way to go!!!


We start out with a fantastic anonymous donation of $5,000 with the request that it fund a BIBS mask and the rest be used for a general Challenge donation. This is someone who also donated last year, but prefers to remain out of the limelight. And this helped turn on the BIBS spigot.

The Eckes Family came in with BIBS funding and that, along with Anonymous, put us at the 8 we needed to fund and qualified us for the two freebies. But we apparently weren't done yet.

Next Antelope Valley Desert Divers called in and asked about funding a BIBS mask. When we told them we had the 8 funded, their answer was, "Well, maybe you'll need a 9th."

After that, Paul Tan and Carlos Linares both called in and said they wanted to harness the power of their respective company's matching grant program to help fund a BIBS mask. When told we were now at 9, they said "Well, maybe you'll need 10 or 11." So through the magic of matching grants, they made donations which - with the match - got us two more BIBS masks.

And on top of that, Liquid Adrenaline Divers came through with a Silver level donation of $500.

Your collective generosity is simply amazing. But we've still got a little over 24 hours to go until we're done and while this outpouring is truly gratifying, this is not the time to let the success of the last 18 hours diminish the need for stability in the funding for our Chamber. And every dollar you donate, no matter where itís directed, helps us achieve that.

How high can we go? Go to our secure server and join your fellow divers in supporting our Chamber: https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/SCA/events/event_order.cgi?tmpl=events&event=2360392%20

Tomorrow night this all (mercifully) comes to an end. Who's next????????

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2013 - $64,249 total (posted 4/30/13 @ 7PM - last updated 4/29)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Platinum ($5,000-9,999 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
* Anonymous (includes BIBS mask)
Ocean Institute
Michael Kane
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ

BIBS MASKS ($1,525 each - we hoped for 10)
* #11 - Carlos Linares & Symantec (matching grant)
* #10 - Paul Tan & Union Bank (matching grant)
* #9 - Antelope Valley Desert Divers
* #8 - Anonymous (see Platinum)
* #7 - Eckes Family
#6 - Scott Bruce & Ronnie Chen
#5 - Scott Bruce & Ronnie Chen
#4 - Google
#3 - Google
#2 - Women Divers Hall of Fame
#1 - Ocean Institute

Gold ($1,000-4,999 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
Pacific Wilderness
Eco Dive Center
Robert Wagner
Laurie Kasper & Ken Kurtis
Beach Cities Scuba
John Delaney III
Sport Chalet
Antelope Valley Desert Divers

Silver ($500-999 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
* Liquid Adrenaline Divers
Rebecca Jackrel
Team Sharky's
PCH Scuba
Jim Krasne
Don Lake
James Whipple
Karl Huggins
Susy Horowitz
Eo Ong & Paul Thompson

Poster ($250-499 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
Carl Felien
Garrett Budwine (PCH Scuba)
Brett Bovard
Honoring Lauren Carreon Polzin
Nilo O. Arnaiz
In memory of Kevin Flanagan
J. Quinn Ruddick
Joe Takahashi
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66 matching grant
Rex Uber
LAUPS (L.A. Underwater Photographic Society)
Dan & Betty Orr
Ocean Adventures
Selky Charters (Sundiver II)
Chris Rybak
Conoco-Philips matching grant
Roy & Linda Houston
Stuart Berryhill
Jeanne Sleeper
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Stephen Benevides
Robert Newman

Bronze ($100-249)
* Bob & Laura Mosqueda
* Esmeralda Brockhurst
* Nancy Fisher
Aqua Adventures
Joel Geldin
Baxter Healthcare (matching grant)
Deborah Butt
Thomas Penn
Grant Graves
Fin Bevan
Michael Madden
Laguna Sea Dwellers
Carol Yin
Barnacle Busters
In memory of William H. Ginsberg
Mark Stabb
Dr. James Blake
Claudette Dorsey
Gary Sanders
Derek Smith
Sue Ollweiler
Leslie Thompson
Kevin Augarten
Jerry Nickelsburg
Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel
Jing Yuen Yeo
Dana Rodda
Michael Faust
Watson Family Trusts
Patrick Smith & Cindy Shaw

Other (less than $100)
* Anonymous
Jani Hall
Jacques-Yves Couleaud
Faye Brenner
Brock Dewey
Little girl at Divers Day ($2)

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2013
& the entire Chamber Day 2013 Committee

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