CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2011 - UPDATE #8 - $40,643

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Posted by Chamber Day 2011 on April 13, 2011 at 11:47:41:

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2011 - UPDATE #8 - $40,643 (posted 4/13 - last updated 4/11)

My oh my . . .

We just zoomed past $40,000!!!!!

This is all due to our longtime supporters down at the Ocean Institute (through one of their benefactors). They have not only again this year agreed to a generous $7,000 donation to the Challenge but will also be represented again at Chamber Evening by the two tables that they'll have, full of youngsters who are enthusiastic about our oceans. The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental and ocean education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 8,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs. And we're delighted that they're joining us again this year.

We realize that you may not be able to write a $7,000 check (but we'd be happy to take it if you can) but the point is that the Challenge works because whatever you can give goes to help our Chamber. And because these are unrestricted funds, the monies raised through the Challenge can be put to use in whatever area of Chamber operations that needs it the most.

So who's next??? Who will make a $100, $500, or even $1000 donation and keep us on our path to our final total?

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2011 - $40,643 total (Updated 4/13 @ 11AM - last updated 4/11)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk
Donations made in memory of Mark Tulin have (MT) after the donor's name
(Of the Challenge total, $17,898 of that amount so far has been donated in Mark's memory)

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
Michael Kane (MT)

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

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
The Bozanic Family (MT)
The Roddenberry Foundation
Robert Wagner
John Delaney
Beach Cities Scuba
Pacific Wilderness
Laurie Kasper & Ken Kurtis (MT)
Sport Chalet

Silver ($500-999)
Valerie Ackerman (MT)
Ocean Adventures (MT)
California Diving News (MT)
Dave Carver (MT)
Jeanne Sleeper (MT)
Karl Huggins (MT)
Eo Ong & the Burbank Dive Club
Robin McMunn

Bronze ($100-499)
Joe Takahashi (MT)
Gary Sanders
Sharon Depriester
Kevin Locke (MT)
Michael Madden (MT)
Beverly Evanson (MT)
Dr. Lani Ackerman-Kalla (MT)
Susy Horowitz (MT)
Roy & Linda Houston (MT)
Michael Swinney (MT)
Jimmy Silveria (MT)
Tabby Stone (MT)
Richard Brickman (MT)
Barnacle Busters (MT)
Douglas Dive Club
Dan Orr (MT)
Angi & Ron Burkard (MT)
Angi Conoco-Philips match (MT)
Captain Tim Burke - Great Escape (MT)
Kodi-Wan Kenobi (MT)
Debbie Husby (MT)
Dana Rodda
Kevin Augarten
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
South Orange County Dive Club
Jerry Nickelsburg (MT)
Captain Derek Erickson (MT)
Dr. Diane Witmer
Chris Rybak
Conoco-Phillips (matching grant)
Kenneth Kopp/www.divematrix.com
Steve Benavides

Others (under $100)
Jeri Braviroff (MT)
Giddle Partridge (MT)
Samantha Tulin (MT)
Elyssa Espinoza (MT)
Mark Weitz (MT)
Robert Sax (MT)
Bob Sanders (MT)
Dr. Jan Brook-Meyers (MT)
Jing Yeo
Kaz Aizawa (MT)
Sabrina Smith (MT)
Alan Wald (MT)
Gerald Winkel (MT)

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2011
& the entire Chamber Day 2011 Committee

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