CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2022 - UPDATE #17 $112,545 (as of 4/26 @ 8AM - last update 4/25)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2022 on April 26, 2022 at 09:08:41:

WE BLASTED PAST $100,000!!!!! Wow.

A huge part of our quantum leap forward comes from the continued support of the Sherry Griswold Foundation. They have been a longtime Diamond-level supporter of our Chamber for a number of years now – sometimes fronting for other organizations – and their commitment to our Chamber is deeply appreciated. (They also will have a presence at Chamber Eve.) So we were very gratified to add them to our list again this year.

We also have a very special “In memory of” Gold-level donation from Cindy Sipsey in memory of her brother, the beloved Dr. Jeff Sipsey. Dr. Sipsey was the longtime medical director of our Chamber and, even though he personally didn’t dive, he would do everything he could to help treat those divers in need of his expertise.

And, not to focus only on our larger donors, we also have a slew of $100 donations today, some of which recognize individuals, showing again that every dollar helps keep our Chamber on firm financial footing in these sometimes uncertain economic times.

When we opened for business March 1, never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d have a shot at beating the Challenge record you all set last year. Yet here we are, less than $1,000 away from eclipsing that lofty total. My instinct is to say “Can we do it?” but with a little over a week to go, I’d have to say the question is not whether we can do it but WHEN will it happen and how high can we go? Can we hit $120K? That’s up to you.

There are still a bunch of you who were Challenge donors last year who haven’t contacted us this year and perhaps now is a good time to rectify that. Here’s the direct link to get your name on our list and renew your commitment to our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTKwbhUykVzL95Q

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2022 - $112,545 total (Updated 4/26/2022 @ 8AM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
* Sherry Griswold Foundation
Glenn Suhd
Antelope Valley Desert Divers (AVDD)

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Maja Vrvilo
Galileo Capri
In memory of Mark Tulin (John & Nanaz Turney)
Beach Cities Scuba
Cyd Yonker
E. & J. Gallo Winery match (Yonker)
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (Anonymous)
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Andrew Pilmanis

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (Cindy Sipsey)
Eco Dive Center
In loving memory of Skip Tucker (Melody Tucker & the Tucker family)
In memory of Florence M. Fenton (Robert Fenton)
In memory of Dr. Bill Bushing (Allison Vitsky Sallmon & Andy Sallmon)
Pfizer match (Sallmon)
Dr. Susy Horowitz
Apple match (Siebler)
D.A.N. (Divers Alert Network)
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (John Delaney)
Jim Collins
Pacific Wilderness
In memory of Dottie Frazier, WDHOF member & diving pioneer (Jeanne Sleeper)
In memory of Andrew Ainslie (Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Foundation)

Silver ($500-999)
James Whipple
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patricia Wetzel)
In memory of Tom Binkley (John Lumb)
Ethan Bush
Scott Barnes
Mark Stabb
Doug Lada
Dr. Nick & Kim Bird
IQVIA Biotech match (Bird)
Catalina Island Marine Institute/Catalina Sea Camp
Michael Madden
Roy Houston
Gary Williams
Ron & Angi Burkard
Phillips 66 / 76 match (Burkard)
Brad Crocker
Larry Thompson
In memory of Lee Somers, PhD (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Rex Uber

Bronze ($100-499)
* In recognition of Bob & Tina Kennedy, Scuba Luv (Jack Sarrett)
* In memory of Lee Somers (Jadine Moy)
* In memory of Barbara Underwood (Jadine Moy)
* Rachel Lance
* Martha Ornelas
* Sandy Stewart
* Lindy Yow
Paul Dube
Nancy Fisher
Jeff Lewis & Michael Salas
Barbara Farnum
In memory of Dr. Bill Bushing (Katie Kozma)
Steve & Erika Ladd
In honor of Dr. Bill Bushing (Thomas Penn)
Paul Weers
John Wentworth
Jarrett Lee
Maureen Sweeney
Jacqueline Tregre
David Hilton
In memory of Dr. Bill Bushing (Dr. Susy Horowitz)
In memory of Dirk Burcham (Dr. Susy Horowitz)
Denis Brailovskiy
Dana Rodda
In memory of Skip Tucker (Laura Konowalski)
Stuart Berryhill
Brad Callaway
Christopher Jenkins
Lisa Beach
Rane Colvin
Laurie Kasper
John Bibb
Dennis Sandoval
Peter Croke
Matt Levinson
Michael Lewis
Chris Liebl
Doug Iversen
Erin Quigley
Ann Close
Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Scuba Club
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian)
In memory of Matt Cahill (Anthony Bailey)
In memory of Isaac (Melissa Foo)
Gary Sterling
Jean & Jerry Kasper
Wendell Cole
In honor of Di Krall (Kirsten Jenkins)
Debbie Karimoto
David Osorio
Craig Wood
Mike Couffer
Justin Jolly
Ellen Berman
Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman
Sharon Depriester
Jens Rubschlager
Roger Carlson
David Kasprzyk
Richard Miller
Cindy Shaw
Mark Perlstein

Other (less than $100)
* Deborah Martin
* Pfizer match (Martin)
Steve Montrie
Karl Ross
Victor Perez
Brock Dewey
Dan & Betty Orr
In memory of Patrick Bennett (Laura Priess)
Ken Kurtis – Chairman
Chamber Day/Eve 2022
P.O. Box 634
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

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