CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2018 - UPDATE #11 - $52,085 (posted 4/13/18 - last updated 4/11)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2018 on April 13, 2018 at 13:23:22:

Friday the 13th may traditionally be an Unlucky day, but it’s a lucky day for our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber because . . . WE MADE IT PAST $50,000!!! In fact, we’re inching closer to $55,000.

We’re led this time around by a very generous Gold (in fact, a double-Gold) donation from Maja Vrvilo. Maja’s been diving these waters for a long time and she understand how crucial the availability of a hyperbaric chamber is to divers in bubble trouble. As well as being a donor for a number of years, she’s also a longtime repeat member of the Flying Dutchman crew as well so she really goes the extra mile for our Chamber.

We’re also quite happy to welcome a slew of Silver-level ($500) donors, some repeaters and some newbies to the Challenge. Two foundations have chipped in, both the Craig & Leesa Walker Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. They’re joined by James Whipple and Ethan Bush, two repeat donors, as well as Channel islands Dive Adventures, whose donation is in memory of Patrick Smith.

So we’re heading the right direction and we hope to keep the momentum going. Our next benchmark is $55,000. Who’s next? Who’s going to push us a bit closer? Here’s the direct donation link: https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/chamberday/payment.cfm.

This is our updated honor roll of Challenge donors as of today:

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2018 - $52,085 total (Updated 4/13/2018 @ 1:00PM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 & up)
Ocean Institute

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Galileo Capri
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (Anonymous)
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Antelope Valley Desert Divers

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* Maja Vrvilo
Andrew Pilmanis
South Orange County Dive Club
Hollywood Divers
Beach Cities Scuba
Pacific Wilderness
Billy Chambers
John Delaney

Silver ($500-999)
* Craig & Leesa Walker Foundation
* Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
* James Whipple
* In memory of Patrick Smith (Channel Islands Dive Adventures)
* Ethan Bush
Susy Horowitz
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66 / 76 match (Burkard)
Mike Couffer
Don Lake
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Karl Huggins)

Bronze ($100-499)
* Glenn Harrington
* Raymond Keil
* Ron Coverston
* Dan & Betty Orr
* James Ruddick
* PCH Scuba
Dana Rodda
In memory of Patrick Smith (Cindy Shaw)
Martha Somers
Louis Weisberg, M.D.
The Benavides Family
J Tregre
Laguna Sea Dwellers
Bill Holzer
Rachel Lance
Jing Yeo
Gary Sanders
Christopher Madsen
In honor of the AOP dive volunteers (Jeanne Sleeper)
In memory of Tim Burke (Susy Horowitz)
Tim Fitzhugh
GEICO match (Fitzhugh)
In memory of Max Von Klein (Fiona Macfarlane)
In honor of the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber (Margaret Donat)
Allison Vitsky & Andy Sallmon
Pfizer match (Vitsky & Sallmon)
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Kathy Kalohi)
Laurie Kasper
In memory of Tom Wetzel UICC 25 (Glenn & Kathryn Harrington)
Michael Faust
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Daniel Roberts)
Henry Gittler
Francesco Cameli
Stuart Berryhill
Scot & Karen Parker
Google match (Parker)
Roy Houston
Larry Thompson
Tina Branca

Other (less than $100)
Paul Weers
Debbie Rubin
Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2018
& the entire Chamber Day 2018 Committee

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