CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2016 - UPDATE #8 - $43,730 (posted 4/27 - last updated 4/24/16)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2016 on April 27, 2016 at 13:14:33:

We have surged past $40,000 and are now tantalizingly close to $45,000. Who will help push us onward????

We start with a fabulous $5,000 Platinum donation from Galileo Capri, which is a company, a boat, and also a salami (long story). But more importantly, they are also among those who understand how critical it is to not only have a facility like the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber available to us, but also that there is an incumbent responsibility amongst those of us who dive to help support it. And we thank them very much for blazing a path in this update.

We also have a Gold-level donation in memory of Kevin Leroy Binkley who was not only one of our Reef Seekers DMs (alongside his dad Tom) but also DM'd for the Cee Ray. This donation comes from his Cee Ray dive buddies in his memory.

Also at the Gold level, we welcome back the guys and gals of Hollywood Divers (it used to be all one word as Hollywoodivers but now itís two) who are not only consistent Gold donors year after year, but who also take a table at Chamber Evening, as well as help us fill boat spots. Hollywood Divers is literally and figuratively invested in supporting our Chamber.

And we close out with a number of Bronze-level donors who include members of the volunteer Chamber Crew who not only give their time but also give their money to support this worthy cause.

So how about you? We are exactly one week away from Chamber Day 2016. Your Chamber needs YOUR help, especially when you realize that the overall event provides roughly half the annual funding for our Chamber, and the Challenge usually ends us providing about half of the total for Chamber Day. So this is very important on many levels.

Our next Challenge benchmark is $45 and then $50K and we can't do it without you. Who's next????? Here's the direct link to spur you along: https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/chamberday/payment.cfm?CFID=3224165&CFTOKEN=8607c03c5c107e4a-AD1E0C17-083F-1B32-5AA7BCDA1F3E65A0.

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2016 - $43,730 total (updated 4/24/2016 @ 5PM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
Ocean Institute

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
* Galileo Capri
TJ, Pat Stockhausen & Mike Emmerman

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* In memory of Kevin Leroy Binkley (Cee Ray dive buddies)
* Hollywood Divers
Sharky's Eco Diving
Antelope valley Desert Divers
Bluewater Photo
Beach Cities Scuba
West L.A. Dive Club
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (SOCDC)
James Silveria
The Roddenberry Foundation
Pacific Wilderness
John Delaney III

Silver ($500-999)
Rex Uber
Jim Krasner
Ocean Adventures & Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Susy Horowitz
Maja Vrvilo
In memory of Dr. Lee Somers (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66/76 (matching Burkard)

Bronze ($100-499)
* Robert & Laura Mosqueda
* Joe Takahashi
* In memory of Tim Baskin (Andy & Allsion Sallmon)
* Mike Madden
* Gary Sanders
* Diane Witmer
* The Benavides Family
* Margaret Donat
Hyman Herbst & family
Thomas Penn
Baxter Healthcare (Penn match)
Douglas Dive Club
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (Kim Calder)
James Adams
Barnacle Busters
Debbie Rubin
Rosemary Kidd
In memory of Fran Ollweiler (George Ollweiler)
Kevin Augarten
Michael Swinney
Mark Stabb
In memory of Tim Baskin (Susy Horowitz)
In memory of Mark Tulin (Dyanna Smith)
Stuart Berryhill
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (Tom Gordon)
Laguna Sea Dwellers
Cynthia Yonker
E. & J. Gallo Winery (matching Yonker)
Dark-Thirty Divers
J Quinn Ruddick
Jim Peasron - Oceanic Explorations
Raymond Keil
Dana Rodda
Patrick Smith & Cindy Shaw
Ron Coverston
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker & Peter Duffin (Michael Francisco)
Michael Faust
Laurie Kasper

Other (less than $100)
* Diana Rainforth
Ric Aceves
Annette Lohman
SFFD Dive Team
Debbie Karimoto
Robert Peyton
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Dan & Betty Orr

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2016
& the entire Chamber Day 2016 Committee

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