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CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2021 - UPDATE #10 $59,270 (as of 4/3 @ 10AM)


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Posted by Chamber Day 2021 on April 03, 2021 at 10:24:10:

We’re bubbling under $60,000!!! When will we cross that threshold??

A large share of the credit for our latest jump goes to Maja Vrvilo, a longtime diver and Chamber Day supporter who has signed on again at the Gold level but has increased her donation this year to $2,500. Maja loves to dive but also loves knowing that if something goes wrong to her or anyone she’s diving with, that our Chamber will be standing at the ready to help. And her donation helps make that happen.

We also welcome back to the donor list Scott Barnes at the Silver level. Like Maja Vrvilo, Scott is also a regular contributor to Chamber Day and understands that as a diver in Southern California, it’s a good feeling to step up and make a donation to something as vital to our overall safety as our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber.

But please don’t let our amazing progress so far lull you into a sense of complacency. Because the USC Wrigley campus where the Chamber is located has been closed for the past year, it has also meant that we haven’t been able to run the classes or training sessions we normally would that also generate income for the Chamber. So we are faced with not only hoping that Challenge contributors from last year will come through again this year, but we have the added task of replacing the lost class/training income as well. So while we may be on a record pace (we’re ahead of last year at this same time), it’s a steeper hill to climb in 2021.

We’ve got 32 days to go and we’ve got room to add your name to the Chamber Challenge. So who’s next??? Click on this link and help us make a difference: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dp3rzL7cVCFp1rM .

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2021 - $59,270
(total on 4/3/2021 as of 10AM - previous update 3/30)
New donors are 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)
• Maja Vrvilo
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)
• Scott Barnes
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)
• Stuart Berryhill
• In memory of Leon Slavin (Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman)
• Doug Iverson
• In honor of Captain Pat Smith (John Bibb)
• In memory of Skip Tucker (Laura Konowalsi)
Matt Levinson
Skip Abelson
Zac Bowland
In memory of Mark Mettler (D.J. Mansfield)
Ellen Berman
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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)
• Christopher Madsen
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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