CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2012 - UPDATE #11 - $73,930 (posted 5/8/12 - last updated 4/28)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on May 08, 2012 at 15:50:37:

Simply incredible, especially when you realize that there were years when the ENTIRE event didn't do this much.

Obviously, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who gave to the Compressor Challenge. That alone accounts for $27,000. We got started with $5,000 in seed money from an Ocean Institute donor (who had already made a sizeable donation). That was followed by another donor through the Maddie James Foundation who came up with an $11,000 matching grant if we could come up with the other $11,000. And incredibly, in a space of only 5 days we - no, make that YOU - did. (When I called Karl with the good news, he literally turned to someone in his office and said, "Stop looking at refurbished. We can get a new one!!") So thank you, thank you, thank you.

Some of the Gold donors who made this possible include John Kitchens, Tom Binkley, Wendy & Andrea Horwatt-Mitchell (in memory of Pete Duffin), Deep Sea Supply, and the divers of PCH Scuba with an additional contribution. And we can't forget our Silver donors, Edward Hsu and john Delaney who made an additional donation to ensure that we matched the $11,000. Whew!!!

We also don't want to forget the Roger Hess Memorial Challenge subset of all of this as e received a $1,000 from Phil Koehler in Roger's memory. So it was quite an active finish, especially when you add in all of the Bronze levels donors (23) who kept the momentum going.

We're still quite happy to accept additional donations but here's where we are as of now.

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2012 - $73,930 total (Updated 5/8/12 @ 3PM - last updated 4/28)
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)
* Maddie James Foundation
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)
* Phil Koehler (RH)
* John Kitchens (COMP)
* Tom Binkley (COMP)
* Wendy & Andre Horwatt-Mitchell in memory of Pete Duffin (COMP)
* Anonymous (COMP)
* Deep Sea Supply (COMP)
* PCH Scuba [additional] (COMP)
Teddy Janulis
PCH Scuba
Robert Wagner
Pacific Wilderness
Ken Kurtis & Laurie Kasper (RH)
Beach Cities Scuba
Sport Chalet
John Delaney

Silver ($500-999)
* Art Savedra
* Edward Hsu (COMP)
* John Delaney [additional] (COMP)
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)
* Dynell Osborne (RH)
* Steve Larson
* In memory of Shannon Roys
* Sean Sydnor
* South Orange County Dive Club (COMP)
* Sea Bass Dive Boat (COMP)
* Kevin Sullivan (COMP)
* Pat Chock (COMP)
* Jeff Kelly (COMP)
* Laura & Bob Mosqueda (COMP)
* Ross Overstreet (COMP)
* Larry & Sarasue Essenpreis (COMP)
* Kim & Dale Sheckler (COMP)
* Hopper Stone (COMP)
* Gary Sanders (COMP)
* Diver.net (COMP)
* Marc Hall (COMP)
* David Mansfield (COMP)
* Ken Kollwitz (COMP)
* Roseanne Giorgio (COMP)
* Skip Abelson (COMP)
* Grant Graves (COMP)
* Anonymous (COMP)
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)
* Diane Hicks (COMP)
* Kim Hitchcock (COMP)
* John Neilan (COMP)
* Andy Sydney (COMP)
* Michelle Hoalton (COMP)
* Anonymous (COMP)
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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