CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - UPDATE #16 (FINAL) ($130,485 as of 5/16 @ 5PM - last updated 5/2)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2023 on May 16, 2023 at 10:22:33:

Amazing. We are beyond stunned that we not only set a new Challenge record, but exceeded $130K. A few of these donations came in late on May 3. Others came in shortly after that. But they all help to keep our Chamber going.

Our final round starts off with a Gold-level contribution from longtime supports Tom Turney & Jill Boivin. They are also key players in the Catalina Conservation Divers, working out of the Wrigley campus on Catalina, so they see first-hand how important our Chamber is.

On the Silver level, we have Mike Peterson who not only supports our Chamber with this contribution, but is also a volunteer at the Chamber, helping staff it as often as he can. And we have a slew of Bronze and Other donors as well.

So thank you, thank you, thank you to all from the bottom of our hearts. Your generous donations are a key factor in making sure that our Chamber stands at the ready 24/7/365. We appreciate you more than words can adequately express. (And hopefully we’ll be worthy of your continued support next year as well.)

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - $130,485 total (Final update - 5/16/2023 @ 10AM)
New donors are 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)
* Tom Turney & Jill Boivin
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)
* Mike Peterson
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)
* Lynn Dodd
* Tim Fitzhugh
* GEICO match (Fitzhugh)
* In memory of Jay Wolpert (Roz Wolpert)
* In honor of Paul Miller (Joe Monaco)
* In honor of Gordon Boivin (Ted Lavino)
* Jing Yeo
* Greg Honore
* Rick Smith
* In honor of Cyd Yonker (Ronald Yonker)
* In memory of Dan Rood (Kathryn Kempton)
Laura & Bob Mosqueda
In memory of Skip Tucker (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)
* Joshua Horner
* In honor of Rick Chew (Wesley Chew)
* Teresa Babin-Lincoln
* Andrew Weiss
* Hal Wells
* In honor of Brett Bovard (Teresa Ray)
* In honor of Brett Bovard (Mike Cunningham)
* Shawn Mokricky
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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