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CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2019 - UPDATE #11 - $40,365 (as of 4/13 @ 11AM - last updated 4/12)


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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 13, 2019 at 14:19:52:

CHAMBER DAY & CHAMBER EVE 2019 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 - SAVE THE DATE!!!

Yahoo!!! We made it past $40,000!!!

We start this update off with acknowledging a contribution that hits close to home: A Gold-level donation from Cindy Sipsey in memory of her late brother Dr. Jeff Sipsey, who was the medical director the our Chamber for umpteen years. Amazingly, Jeff was not a diver and sort of thought we were a bit off-kilter for spending so much time underwater, but he was always there to help out when divers got in trouble. We also have a second Gold-level contribution (they were Silver last year) from the Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Fund. The Wolf family certainly recognizes the importance of our Chamber and has increased their donation this year in recognition of the value our Chamber provides to the diving community.

And we have a slew of $500 Silver donations, the first of which underscores the value of corporate matching grants. It comes from Angi & Ron Burkard, and is matched by another $500 from Angi’s longtime (but now retired from) employer Phillips 66/76. There’s a donation from Susy Horowitz who’s not only a longtime Chamber supporter, but also a member of our steering committee and our Mailing Chairperson (in other words, she co-ordinates all the mailing for tickets and stuff to you required to get you into the various parts of the event). There’s a contribution from Mike Couffer at Grey Owl Biological Consulting whose passion is research into Giant Sea Bass. And last but not least this go-round is a Silver donation from Ken Kollowitz and Channel Islands Dive Adventures, another local operator supporting the Chamber we all hope we never need.

We’ve got room for more, specifically, room on our list for YOU. So how about tit? What’s our Chamber worth to you? Figure out that number and then go to our donation page and add your name to our growing list. Who's next???

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2019 - $40,365 total (Updated 4/13/2019 @ 11AM) 
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Galileo Capri
AVDD (Antelope Valley Desert Divers)
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (Cindy Sipsey)
* Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Fund
Hollywood Divers
Craig & Leesa Walker Foundation
Eco Dive Center
SOCDC (South Orange County Dive Club)
Maja Vrvilo
In memory of Cyril Parry (Shirley Parry)
Beach Cities Scuba
Andrew Pilmanis
Pacific Wilderness
John Delaney

Silver ($500-999)
* Angi & Ron Burkard
* Phillips 66 / 76 match (Burkard)
* Susy Horowitz
* Mike Couffer / Grey Owl Biological Consulting
* Channel Island Dive Adventures
Jim Krasne
In memory of Gary K. Schaffer (Dave Carver)
Norman & Marilyn Deatherage
Scot & Karen Parker
Google match (Parker)
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
Ethan Bush
In memory of Lee Somers, PhD (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
William Chambers

Bronze ($100-499)
* Jing Yeo
* Jean & Jerry Kasper
* In honor of Matt Cahill (Anthony Bailey)
Mark Stabb
Melissa Lisenby
Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman
In honor of Kenny Cruse (Robert Straight)
Robert Shay
In memory of Kimber Hawkins Thurman (Jac Tregre)
Steve Lathrop
Jeanne Sleeper
Jarret Lee
In memory of David Witmer (Diane Witmer)
Steve & Erika Ladd (formerly Ocean Adventures)
Callie Mack
Laura & Robert Mosqueda
Larry Thompson
In memory of Lee Somers (Jadine Moy)
Roger Carlson
Karl Ross
Lynn Dodd
Roy Houston
In memory of Dan Rood (Jimmy Silveria)
Stuart Berryhill
Ron Coverston
David Osorio
Martha Somers
Laurie Kasper
Jay Wilson
Cindy Shaw

Other (less than $100)
David Ginsburg
Karen Bunning
Robert Sanders
Lionel Galway
Rachel Lance
Ric Aceves
Dan & Betty Orr
In honor of Dr. David Peckham (Brock Dewey)
Tina Branca
Debbie Rubin
______________________________________
Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2019
& the entire Chamber Day 2019 Committee
www.chamberday.org
310/652-4990



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