|CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2020 - UPDATE #15 A NEW RECORD!!! - $75,225 (as of 4/23 @ 2PM)|
Posted by Chamber Day 2020 on April 23, 2020 at 14:42:36:|
We’ve set a new Challenge record . . . and we’ve still got almost two weeks to go!!! (The previous record was $74,550 in 2012.)
It’s thanks to the continuing generosity of our friends at the Ocean Institute (through one of their benefactors) as they make an annual donation to not only the Chamber Challenge, but they also will continue to virtually be at our virtual Chamber Eve with their usual two tables of 20 “seats. ”’ On top of that they’ve actually increased their total donation this year (Challenge and dinner) to a phenomenally generous $20,000 ($17,600 for the Challenge, $2,400 for Chamber Eve). Truly amazing and appreciated. Both institutions want to educate people about their place in the ocean and how to do that safely, so there’s really a similarity in purpose.
But YOUR purpose – we hope – is not to just sit back in amazement and figure, “Well, that should be enough.” Sadly, it’s not.
As we remind you occasionally, our Chamber gets a grant from L.A. County but it covers only about half of the annual operating expenses. And we know that in these challenging times, some of you may not be able to support our Chamber as you normally would. On top of that, from an event and fund-raising standpoint, by going all-virtual we are losing revenue from some of our event components like merchandise sales on the island, day & evening raffle ticket sales (you’ll be able to buy more – look for an announcement next week – but we’ll be limited in how we can do that), V.G.D. income, and merchandise at Chamber Eve. So setting a new Challenge record is fabulous, but we don’t want to stop there.
Challenge donations of every amount are 100% fully tax-deductible as allowed under federal and state tax codes. Plus the intangible benefit you receive is knowing that your donation helps Karl and his crew continue their good work.
We can’t do it without you. So . . . Who’s next? Who’s going to push us to higher records-setting heights? The direct link to sign-up and donate is: https://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/signup-link/
CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2020 - $75,225 total
Diamond ($10,000 and up)
Other (less than $100)
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