CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2012 - UPDATE #10 - $50,030 (posted 4/28/12 - last updated 4/25)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 28, 2012 at 08:38:05:

With five days still to go . . . we've passed $50,000!!!! Wow. (And this doesn't count anything we might get from the Compressor Challenge.)

We got a HUGE push Friday morning (and what a great way it was to start the day) from Scott Bruce & Ronnie Chen. They called us and announced they were making a $3,000 donation. While that would have been terrific in and of itself, what made it even better was that because Scott works for Google, and Google has a very generous corporate matching grant program, Google throws in another $3,000 to make their total gift worth $6,000 which outs them on the Platinum level.

Scott & Ronnie's contribution underscores not only the importance of individual generosity to our Chamber, but how if your company has matching grant program, you can magnify the value of your participation. (And to be clear, this came in before we got the Compressor Challenge offer so we can't/shouldn’t count this towards that.)

So it was a pretty exiting day yesterday. But we shouldn't let the excitement die down. We've got a chance to beat the all-time record for most money ever raised through the overall Chamber Challenge. But we can only do it when YOU take time to contribute. the finish line is in sight. Will you help us get there? Who's next????

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2012 - $50,030 total (Updated 4/28/12 @ 8AM - last updated 4/25)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.
Donations made in memory of Roger Hess have (RH) after the donor's name.
Donations made for the Compressor Challenge have (COMP) after the donor's name.

Diamond ($10,000 & up)
Ocean Institute

Platinum ($5,000 - 9,999)
* Ronnie Chen & Scott Bruce (includes a matching grant from Google)
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Eco Dive Center

Gold ($1,000 - 4,999)
Teddy Janulis
PCH Scuba
Robert Wagner
Pacific Wilderness
Ken Kurtis & Laurie Kasper (RH)
Beach Cities Scuba
Sport Chalet
John Delaney

Silver ($500-999)
Jim Krasne
Don Lake
Laguna Sea Dwellers
NAUI Worldwide
Rebecca Jackrel
Ocean Adventures
Robin McMunn
Angi Burkard & Conoco-Phillips
Eo Ong & the Burbank Dive Club
Karl Huggins
Susy Horowitz

Bronze ($100-499)
* Matt Levinson
* Brian Osorio
* Christopher & Julie Robinson
* Aqua Adventures Unlimited
Mike Madden
Steve Romeyn
Beate Quednau
Roddenberry Dive Team
Bonnie Cardone (RH)
Christine Rybak
Conoco-Phillips matching grant
Mark Windham
Barbara Allen (RH)
Erin O'Neill (RH)
Kathleen & Scott Howden (RH)
Roy & Linda Houston
Barnacle Busters dive club
Marybeth Guiney
Sole Searchers dive club
Carol Yin
Dan Orr
Gary Sanders
Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel
Russell Burt
Michael & Minnie Zeigler
Derek Smith
In memory of Mike LaPrade
J. Quinn Ruddick
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Stuart Berryhill
Cindy Shaw & Patrick Smith
Michael Faust
Leslie Holtman
Danny Peters
Joe Takahashi (RH)
Jerry Nickelsburg
Claudette Dorsey
Kevin Augarten
Joel Geldin
Stephen Benavides
Dana Rodda
Dr. Allen Dekelboum

Other (under $100)
* Brian Gendreau (RH)
Debbie Husby (RH)
Annette Lohman
Wendy Gentry
Channel Islands Dive Club
Michael Harvey (RH)
Lisa Rom
Patrick Harris
In memory of Shannon Terese Roys
Walt Schob

Ken Kurtis (Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2012)
& the entire Chamber Day 2012 Committee

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