CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2016 - UPDATE #7 - $35,335 (posted 4/24 - last updated 4/15/16)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2016 on April 24, 2016 at 17:34:49:

We are pleased to tell you that we've passed the $35K mark and are currently at $35,335 in the Chamber Challenge. But we've got a ways to go and not a lot of time in which to do it. last week was understandably slow with Tax Day being last Monday but with that behind us - and only a little more than a week until Chamber Day 2016 (Wednesday, May 4) - we've got some work to do.

We are led this time by a trio of Silver ($500) donors. First up is Rex Uber who's not only an active diver in our local waters, but also is a longtime friend of the Chamber and understands how important it is for both his safety and the safety of those he dives with, to make sure our Chamber stays strong. Following him is Jim Krasne, who's almost the counterpoint to Rex. Jim used to dive a lot locally but as his workload has increased over the past years, he simply doesn't get a chance to do it anymore. But he still knows how vital the Chamber is for all divers, and every year, he responds to our call. Lastly, Ocean Adventures and Reef Seekers (both Steve Ladd & Ken Kurtis - who own the two entities - play key roles in running the event) had teamed up for a joint Silver donation.

While time is growing short, we're not out of time. And it seems each year, many of you like to wait until we get closer and closer to give us that final push. Well, push away!!!! Our next Challenge benchmark is $40K and we can't do it without you. Who's next????? (And here's the direct link to spur you along: https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/chamberday/payment.cfm?CFID=3224165&CFTOKEN=8607c03c5c107e4a-AD1E0C17-083F-1B32-5AA7BCDA1F3E65A0 .)

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2016 - $35,335 total (updated 4/24/2016 @ 5PM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
Ocean Institute

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

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
Sharky's Eco Diving
Antelope valley Desert Divers
Bluewater Photo
Beach Cities Scuba
West L.A. Dive Club
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (SOCDC)
James Silveria
The Roddenberry Foundation
Pacific Wilderness
John Delaney III

Silver ($500-999)
* Rex Uber
* Jim Krasner
* Ocean Adventures & Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Susy Horowitz
Maja Vrvilo
In memory of Dr. Lee Somers (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66/76 (matching Burkard)

Bronze ($100-499)
* Hyman Herbst & family
* Thomas Penn
* Baxter Healthcare (Penn match)
* Douglas Dive Club
* In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (Kim Calder)
* James Adams
Barnacle Busters
Debbie Rubin
Rosemary Kidd
In memory of Fran Ollweiler (George Ollweiler)
Kevin Augarten
Michael Swinney
Mark Stabb
In memory of Tim Baskin (Susy Horowitz)
In memory of Mark Tulin (Dyanna Smith)
Stuart Berryhill
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (Tom Gordon)
Laguna Sea Dwellers
Cynthia Yonker
E. & J. Gallo Winery (matching Yonker)
Dark-Thirty Divers
J Quinn Ruddick
Jim Peasron - Oceanic Explorations
Raymond Keil
Dana Rodda
Patrick Smith & Cindy Shaw
Ron Coverston
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker & Peter Duffin (Michael Francisco)
Michael Faust
Laurie Kasper

Other (less than $100)
* Ric Aceves
Annette Lohman
SFFD Dive Team
Debbie Karimoto
Robert Peyton
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Dan & Betty Orr

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2016
& the entire Chamber Day 2016 Committee

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