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CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2021 - UPDATE #9 $55,470 (as of 3/30 @ Noon)


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Posted by Chamber Day 2021 on March 30, 2021 at 12:22:53:


We crashed through $55,000!!! Simply amazing. (And it’s not quite April yet.)

A good part of our jump comes from the continued generosity of Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, and their son TJ. Mike is a well-respected nationally-known safety expert and certainly knows the importance of making sure that a facility like our Chamber is available to divers 24/7/365. Mike/Pat/TJ have been donating at this level for a number of years now and we certainly appreciate having them back on board in 2021.

At the $500 Silver level, we see the value of both “In memory” donations and matching grants. Kim Lancaster is making her donation in memory of the trio of Tom Binkley, Kevin Binkley (Tim’s son), and Tim Burke. Likewise at that level, Mark Stabb is making a donation to honor the memory of immunologist Jared F. Purton. Angi & Ron Burkard illustrate the value of matching grants as Phillips 66/76 (Angi’s employer) will match their $500 with another $500.

Plus we’ve got a slew of Bronze donations even including ones from non-divers (like my cousin Ellen Berman).

The point of all of this is that no matter what amount you donate, whether you have a matching grant opportunity or not, and even if you don’t dive, your donations make a difference. And if we keep on this trajectory, you could be instrumental in helping us make this a record-setting year for the Chamber Challenge.

So who’s next??? We’ve got a ways to go but over a month to do it. And that path forward begins with this link: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dp3rzL7cVCFp1rM .

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2021 - $55,470
(total on 3/30/2021 as of Noon - previous update 3/27)
New donors are in bold type and marked with a bullet.

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
• Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Cyd Yonker
EJ Gallo (Yonker match)
Susy Horowitz
John & Nanaz Turney
Andrew Pilmanis
Beach Cities Scuba

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Fund
SOCDC (South Orange County Dive Club)
John Delaney
In honor of Dan Rood (DiveVets)
Brett Eldridge
Pacific Wilderness
Dr. Ilan Tamir

Silver ($500-999)
• In loving memory of Capt. Tom Binkley, Capt. Tim Burke, and Kevin Binkley (Kim Lancaster)
• In memory of Jared F. Purton (Mark Stabb)
• Angi & Ron Burkard
• Phillips 66/76 (Burkard match)
In memory of Lee Somers (Martha Somers)
Anonymous XXI
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
Ethan Bush
Honoring all the fallen in our diving community (Kevin Glenn)
In memory of Rod “Nasty” Francis (Kimberly Marotta)
Honoring Hope Turney’s 100th birthday celebration (Jill Boivin)
In memory of Lee Somers, PhD (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
In honor of AOP Husbandry & Dive staff (Jeanne Sleeper)
James Collins
Larry Thompson

Bronze ($100-499)
• Matt Levinson
• Skip Abelson
• Zac Bowland
• In memory of Mark Mettler (D.J. Mansfield)
• Ellen Berman
• diver.net
• The Sea Divers Dive Club
• Mike Couffer
zen dive co
Tom Gordon
Jean & Jerry Kasper
Rachel Lance
Keith Urashima
Susan Harris
Michael Kennedy
Workday Inc. (matching Kennedy)
Mark Perlstein
Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian
In memory of Bonnie Cardone (Michele & Howard Hall)
Sandra Stewart
James Hayward
Jarrett Lee
In memory of Annette Hench (Ron Hench)
Michael Slavinsky
Peter Croke
Callie Mack
In memory of Marian Bower (David Bower)
Erin Quigley
John Dawson
Captain Kyaa Heller
Fiona Macfarlane
Dana Rodda
Debbie Karimoto
Richard Miller
Cindy Shaw
In memory of Di Krall (Laurie Kasper)
Laura Priess
In memory of Josh Bouma (DJ Mansfield)
Roger Carlson
Sharon DePriester
In honor of Malyssa Perkins (Rob Peyton)
Honoring Eileen Kenney, COVID fighter (Frank Horowitz)

Other (less than $100)
In memory of Shirley Healey (Dee Wilson)
In memory of Rod P.I. Francis (Luis Estenfania)
Dan & Betty Orr
William Edman
Debbie Rubin
Brock Dewey
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Ken Kurtis - Chairman
Chamber Day/Eve 2021
P.O. Box 634
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
(310)652-4990



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