CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2019 - UPDATE #15 - $62,865 (as of 4/20 @ 3PM - last updated 4/19)

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ California Scuba Diving BBS ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 20, 2019 at 16:05:41:


Wowie-zowie, we jumped past $60,000!!! ($62,865 to be exact.) And this one strikes near and dear to our hearts for a number of reasons.

Itís all due to a single anonymous donation ($6,000 - Platinum) in memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey, the Medical Director of our Chamber for most of its history. Jeff started with the Chamber in 1976, during his residency at LAC+USC Department of Emergency Medicine, and eventually moved into the Chamber's Medical Director position until his retirement in 2014. He had a wonderful bedside manner and could put an injured patient at ease within moments of their meeting. A non-diver himself, Dr. Sipsey had more "dive" time from examination dives he did in the Chamber, than many of the patients he treated.

This donation highlights a number of things: (1) You can tag your donation to honor someoneís memory, (2) You can do it anonymously if you like (just so indicate in the comments section), and (3) Big donations really leap-frog us ahead towards our goal.

Itís Easter weekend and we hope your donation will end up in our basket. Please go to our donation page ( CHAMBER DAY 2019 DONATION PAGE†) and add your name to those below who have already contributed. Who's next??? Whoís going to push us past $65,000???

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2019 - $62,865 total (Updated 4/20/2019 @ 3PM)†
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 & up)
Ocean Institute

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

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
Cynthia Yonker
E. & J. Gallo Winery match (Yonker)
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)
Rex Uber
William Weiss
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)
Kathleen Kalohi
James Ruddick
Ellen Berman
Scott Barnes
Joe Takahashi
Dana Rodda
Kevin Augarten
Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Dive Club
Louis Weisberg
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

Follow Ups:

Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Post Background Color: White     Black
Post Area Page Width: Normal   Full
You must type in the
scrambled text key to
the right.
This is required to
help prevent spam bots
from flooding this BBS.
Text Key: