CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2020 - UPDATE #14 $57,625 (as of 4/22 @ 3PM)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2020 on April 22, 2020 at 15:34:38:

We’re closing in on $60,000!!!

We start with a trio of Silver level $500 donations and the first one, although the diver is a regular donor, prefers to remain anonymous. Which is fine with us. Although we love recognizing our donors, we’re also quite happy to respect your privacy.

The other two are longtime supporters of our Chamber and the first is Jim Krasne. Although Jim no longer dives in SoCal, he certainly understands that his contribution benefits the diving community as a whole and he’s more than happy to join us again this year in that spirit. The other donor at this level is Reef Seekers Dive Co., the store that for close to 30 years as served as Chamber Day HQ and with whom I personally might have a teeny tiny little affiliation.

We are exactly two weeks out from Chamber Day 2020 and while we’re not in bad shape, it would be nice if we were further along. The all-time record for the Challenge is $74,550 (2012) and when we tally up those who contributed last year who have yet to contribute this year, we may have a shot at beating that. And that would be immensely helpful this year but the Challenge makes up a large percentage of our overall total and, especially because we know this is going to be a tough year with everything going on, a record-breaking Challenge would be quite helpful to our overall goals.

We can’t do it without you. So . . . Who’s next? Who’s going to push us over $60K and maybe closer to a new Challenge record? The direct link to sign-up and donate is: https://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/signup-link/

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2020 - $57,625 total
(Updated 4/22/2020 @ 3PM - last update 4/15)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Antelope Valley Desert Divers
Galileo Capri
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Beach Cities Scuba
Cyd Yonker
E&J Gallo match (Yonker)
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (anonymous)

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
Maja Vrvilo
Andrew Pilmanis
SOCDC (South Orange County Dive Club)
Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Fund
John Delaney
Pacific Wilderness

Silver ($500-999)
* Anonymous
* Jim Krasne
* Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Ethan Bush
In memory of the Conception 34 (Allison Vitsky)
Pfizer match (Vitsky)
Will Weiss
John Lumb
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
Stuart Berryhill
In memory of the Conception 34 (Susy Horowitz)
Scott Barnes
Don Lake
In memory of Lee Somers (Karl Huggins)

Bronze ($100-499)
* Michelle Adams
* In memory of Captain Pat Smith (John Bibb)
* James Burke
* Jean & Jerry Kasper
* Cindy Shaw
Mike Madden
Lynn Dodd
Joe Takahashi
Mike Couffer
Steve & Erika Ladd
Laura & Bob Mosqueda
Diane Witmer
Mark Stabb
Quartus Engineering match (Stabb)
Roy Houston
In memory of the Conception divers & crew (Martha Edge)
Wallace Wood
Debbie Karimoto
Dark-Thirty Divers
In memory of Pat O’Brien (Susy Horowitz)
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Susy Horowitz)
Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian
SG Valley Scuba Club / Sharky’s Dive Team
Jarrett Lee
David Osorio
Gerald Motter
In memory of Conception divers & crew (Thomas Penn)
Karen McKim
Dana Rodda
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Jeanne Sleeper)
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Martha Somers)
Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Dive Club
James Ruddick
In memory of Patty Meistrell (Fiona Macfarlane)
Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman
Laurie Kasper
Sharon DePriester
Roger Carlson
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Vance Meyer)
Margaret Donat
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Erin Quigley)

Other (less than $100)
* Brock Dewey
Dan & Betty Orr
Michele Vogt
Bill Edman
Karen Bunning
Yuriy Kotlyar
Roz Wolpert
Khrystyna Cusimano
Christopher Madsen
Timothy McDade
Oscar Corvera
Brian Aalberts
Rob Kadota
Tina Branca
Rebecca Rogers
Jerry Nickelsburg
Alexander Aligo
Ted Lavino
Debbie Rubin
In loving memory of Pat O'Brien (Carrie McConnell)
Terry Schuller
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Greg & Nene Wine)
Ken Kurtis - Chairman
Chamber Day/Eve 2020
P.O. Box 634
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

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