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CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2021 - UPDATE #20 $109,175 (as of 5/1 @ 9AM)


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Posted by Chamber Day 2021 on May 01, 2021 at 10:04:24:

May Day!!! May Day!!! Happy May Day!!! And Happy that we’re almost at $110,000 and May pass that mark any Day now.

We start off with a Gold-level contribution from a longtime dive store supporter, Eco Dive Center, but this year it comes with a tear as it’s in memory of one of their own no longer with us, Skip Tucker. To say Skip was gregarious and left an impression would be an understatement and his presence at Eco will be missed. (He will also be featured in our “In memoriam” segment Chamber Eve.)

We also have a trio of Silver-level donations starting with another regular support of the Chamber, Allison Vitsky. Her donation this year is also in memory of someone, her friend Tim Dietz. Allison’s kindness is matched by her employer Pfizer (yes, THAT Pfizer) who believes not only is keeping us safe from COVID but also in supporting their employee’s generosity with a corporate match. And we round out the Silver level with Robert Fenton.

The end is in sight as Chamber Day is THIS coming Wednesday. And it’s still not too late to have your donation make an impact in this record-setting year. How high can we go? That’s sort of up to you. Here’s the direct link to the donation page. We’d love to add your name: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dp3rzL7cVCFp1rM.

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2021 - $109,175
(total on 5/1/2021 as of 9AM - previous update 4/28)
New donors are in bold type and marked with a bullet.

Diamond ($10,000 & up)
Ocean Institute
Glenn Suhd

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Galileo Capri
In memory of Mike Orlando (Antelope Valley Desert Divers)
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (anonymous)
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Cyd Yonker
EJ Gallo (Yonker match)
Susy Horowitz
John & Nanaz Turney
Andrew Pilmanis
Beach Cities Scuba

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
• In memory of Skip Tucker (Eco Dive Center)
San Gabriel Valley Scuba Club
D.A.N. (Divers Alert Network)
Maja Vrvilo
Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Fund
SOCDC (South Orange County Dive Club)
John Delaney
In honor of Dan Rood (DiveVets)
Brett Eldridge
Pacific Wilderness
Dr. Ilan Tamir

Silver ($500-999)
• In memory of Tom Dietz (Allison Vitsky)
• Pfizer (Vitsky match)
• Robert Fenton
In memory of Corinne Holzer (Bill Holzer)
Kathy Kalohi
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Rex Uber
Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center
Louis Weisberg
Scott Barnes
In loving memory of Capt. Tom Binkley, Capt. Tim Burke, and Kevin Binkley (Kim Lancaster)
In memory of Jared F. Purton (Mark Stabb)
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66/76 (Burkard match)
In memory of Lee Somers (Martha Somers)
Anonymous XXI
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
Ethan Bush
Honoring all the fallen in our diving community (Kevin Glenn)
In memory of Rod “Nasty” Francis (Kimberly Marotta)
Honoring Hope Turney’s 100th birthday celebration (Jill Boivin)
In memory of Lee Somers, PhD (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
In honor of AOP Husbandry & Dive staff (Jeanne Sleeper)
James Collins
Larry Thompson

Bronze ($100-499)
• Cheryl Russell
• Kevin Augarten
• Tim Fitzhugh
• GEICO (Fitzhugh match)
Nancy Fisher
Jeffrey L Campbell
In memory of Mark Mettler (Jeff Reeb)
In memory of Lee Somers (Jadine Moy)
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Carol Gross)
Alison Slavik
Jacqueline Tregre
Roy Houston
Jim Burke
In loving memory of Patricia O’Brien (Carrie McConnell)
Sophie Lappas
Maureen Sweeney
Marilyn Lawrence
In memory of Manny Chavez (Gwen Noda)
Mike Madden
Diane Witmer
Thomas Arklie
Tina Branca
Brad Crocker
In memory of Ann Heinzer (Doug Lada)
Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Scuba Club
Lionel Galway
Gary Sterling
In honor of Brittany Singer (Pete Hill)
David Osorio
Steve & Erika Ladd
Sajid Ahmed
Stuart Berryhill
In memory of Leon Slavin (Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman)
Doug Iverson
In honor of Captain Pat Smith (John Bibb)
In memory of Skip Tucker (Laura Konowalski)
Matt Levinson
Skip Abelson
Zac Bowland
In memory of Mark Mettler (D.J. Mansfield)
Ellen Berman
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The Sea Divers Dive Club
Mike Couffer
zen dive co
Tom Gordon
Jean & Jerry Kasper
Rachel Lance
Keith Urashima
Susan Harris
Michael Kennedy
Workday Inc. (matching Kennedy)
Mark Perlstein
Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Michele & Howard Hall)
Sandra Stewart
James Hayward
Jarrett Lee
In memory of Annette Hench (Ron Hench)
Michael Slavinsky
Peter Croke
Callie Mack
In memory of Marian Bower (David Bower)
Erin Quigley
John Dawson
Captain Kyaa Heller
Fiona Macfarlane
Dana Rodda
Debbie Karimoto
Richard Miller
Cindy Shaw
In memory of Di Krall (Laurie Kasper)
Laura Priess
In memory of Josh Bouma (DJ Mansfield)
Roger Carlson
Sharon DePriester
In honor of Malyssa Perkins (Rob Peyton)
Honoring Eileen Kenney, COVID fighter (Frank Horowitz)

Other (less than $100)
• Jayne Goocher
Deborah Martin
Pfizer Inc. (Martin match)
Trevor Herndon
Mary-Louise Quinn
Denise Baca
Karen Bunning
Christopher Madsen
In memory of Shirley Healey (Dee Wilson)
In memory of Rod P.I. Francis (Luis Estenfania)
Dan & Betty Orr
William Edman
Debbie Rubin
Brock Dewey
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Ken Kurtis - Chairman
Chamber Day/Eve 2021
P.O. Box 634
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
(310)652-4990



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