|CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2012 - UPDATE #11 - $73,930 (posted 5/8/12 - last updated 4/28)|
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)
Diamond ($10,000 & up)
Platinum ($5,000 - 9,999)
Gold ($1,000 - 4,999)
Other (under $100)
Ken Kurtis (Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2012)
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