CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - UPDATE #15 ($127,480 as of 5/2 @ 5PM - last updated 4/29)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2023 on May 02, 2023 at 17:20:55:

Let me start with this: YOU have set a new record for the Chamber Challenge. I thought there was no way that we’d beat last year’s number but you proved me wrong. AND we’ve still got over 24 hours to go until we announce our final amounts for both the Challenge and overall Chamber Day 2023 event. Is there any chance we can pass $130,000 in the Challenge alone????

Getting us underway in this update are John & Nanaz Turney, once again donating at the Platinum level. Their commitment to our Chamber is impressive and definitely much-appreciated.

On the Gold level we have two donations, one from k;-) a longtime supporter of our Chamber and a well-known diver. (If you know his moniker, you know.) The other Gold donation comes from another strong supporter of our Chamber, Eco Diver Center. They not only contribute to the Challenge, but they’ve also got three tables at Chamber Eve. We appreciate the support of both Eco and k;-) very much.

On the Silver level is Mark Stabb. Mark told me he doesn’t dive as much as he used to (or would like to) but that doesn’t diminish his understanding of the need for his financial support of our Chamber.

On top of that, we’ve got another slew of Bronze level donors and many of those are “in memory of.” (A reminder of our nomenclature: If someone’s still alive, we tag it as “In honor of.”)

We are sold out on Chamber Eve and we are closed on the boats. We can still add you to the Flying Dutchman and – until 6PM this evening – Virtual Chamber Eve. And, of course, we’re happy to take more Challenge donations right up until the last moment tomorrow (May 3).

So whaddya say? Can we hit $130K? We can with your help. Here’s where you go to do that:

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - $127,480 total (Updated 4/29/2023 @ 9AM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
Beach Cities Scuba
Sherry Griswold Foundation
Glenn Suhd
Antelope Valley Desert Divers (AVDD)

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
* John & Nanaz Turney
Maja Vrvilo
Galileo Capri
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (anonymous)
Cynthia Yonker
E. & J. Gallo (match)
In memory of Glen Egstrom Ph.D. (Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ)

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* k;-)
* Eco Dive Center
In memory of Donald Mueller (Cathy Mueller)
Robert Fenton
In loving memory of Skip Tucker (Melody Tucker & the Tucker Family)
SOCDC (South Orange County Dive Club)
Andy Pilmanis
In memory of David Wolf (Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Foundation)
John Delaney
Francesco Cameli
In memory of Isaac Foo (Melissa Foo)
Google match (Foo)
Jeanne Sleeper
In memory of Chuck Nicklin (Allison Vitsky Sallmon & Andy Sallmon)
Pfizer (Vitsky Sallmon match)
Pacific Wilderness
Dr. Susy Horowtiz
James Collins

Silver ($500-999)
* Mark Stabb
California Diving News and the Scuba Show
In memory of Olly Harris (Douglas Dive Club)
In memory of Tom Binkley, Tom Wetzel, Tim Burke, Marybeth Guiney (John Lumb)
Scott Barnes
Peter Croke
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
Rex Uber
Gary Williams
Louis Weisberg
Doug Lada
In memory of Don Mueller (Kathy Kalohi)
Carl Felien
Ethan Bush
Layne Ballard
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Catalina Island Marine Institute / Catalina Sea Camp (Ashley Bueche)
Matt Levinson
Jonathan “BJ” & Melissa Jaivin
In memory of Dr. Bill Bushing (Scuba by Design)
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66/76 (Burkard match)
In memory of Ollie Harris (Dr. Susy Horowitz)
James Whipple
In memory of Lee Somers, Ph.D. (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Brad Crocker
Roy Houston

Bronze ($100-499)
* Laura & Bob Mosqueda
* In memory of Skip Ticker (Laura Konowalski)
* In memory of Capt. Tom Binkley and Kevin Binkley
* Barbara & David Joyce
* In memory of James Samuels UICC 18 (Craig Wood)
* Erin O’Neill Beck
* Victor Perez
* In honor of Bob & Tina Kennedy (Jack Sarrett)
* In memory of Dr. Bill Bushing (Jack Sarrett)
* Sandra Stewart
* In memory of Pat O’Brien (Carrie McConnell)
* In memory of Lee Somers and Barbara Underwood (Jadine Moy)
* Marilyn Lawrence
Aubrey Sinatra
Jean-Yves Couleaud
Dale & Kim Sheckler
Martin Golden
Nancy Fisher
Thomas Arklie
Thomas Penn
Steven Rogers
Wallace Wood
Craig Singer
In memory of John Marin (Sole Searchers dive club)
Tina Branca
Mike Madden
Jeff Lewis
Gerald Motter
Barry Weiner
Dan Zinsmeyer
Kevin Augarten
Jean & Jerry Kasper
Debbie Karimoto
In memory of Linda Whitehead (Shirley Parry)
Jim Agronick
Barbara Farnum
In memory of Joe Citelli (Jacqueline Tregre)
Brad Calaway
David Osorio
John Wentworth
Katie Kozma
In memory of dive buddy & friend Bob Woods (Sharon Wallin)
Kyron Anderson
John Morgan
In memory of Violet (David Hilton)
Callie Mack
In memory of Bob Woods (Jarrett Lee)
Paul Weers
In memory of Steve Barrish (Skip Abelson)
In memory of Bob Woods (Barnacle Busters)
Susan Bangasser
James Ruddick
Laurie Kasper
Gary Sterling
Doug Iverson
In memory of Matt Cahill (Anthony Bailey)
Mike Couffer
Rick Lunsford
Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman
Stuart Berryhill
Gina Boster
Chris Grossman – Diver.net
Northrop Grumman (Grossman match)
Dan & Betty Orr
The Sea Divers (Mark Perlstein)
Tom Boyd
In memory of Daniel “Da Boy” Wright
Terry May
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian)
Sharon Depriester
Dana Rodda
Ellen Berman
Mark Perlstein
Richard Miller
Brock Dewey
Erin Quigley
In memory of William Angione 19 UICC ( Jens Rubschlager)
Roger Carlson
Cindy Shaw

Other (less than $100)
* In memory of John Marin (Bromley Beadle)
* Catherine Eckley
* In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Carol Gross)
Rebecca Grant
Sean Eckley
Deborah Martin
Pfizer match (Martin)
In memory of Dirk Burcham and Dr. Bill Bushing (anonymous)
Diana Rainforth
Ana Christine Tafoya
Ken Kurtis - Chairman
Chamber Day/Eve 2023
P.O. Box 634
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

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