CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - UPDATE #3 ($30,600 as of 3/17 @ Noon - last updated 3/12)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2023 on March 17, 2023 at 12:44:13:

It seems only fitting that on Saint Patrick’s Day, we celebrate some more green coming the way of our Chamber.

We start off with a very generous Platinum donation that’s being made in memory of Glen Egstrom, Ph.D., and which comes from regular donors Mike Emmerman, his wife Pat Stockhausen, and their son TJ. Glen was a longtime professor of kinesiology at UCLA, helped create the first L.A. County diving program, established the UCLA scuba program, wrote a lot of the training protocols and standards that are still used in teaching diving today, was very active in many phases of diving research, and was truly one of the pioneers of diving (as well as a nice guy). We appreciate that Mike/Pat/TJ are willing to honor Glen’s contributions to our sport.

On the Gold level, we have a donation from Melissa Foo in memory of Isaac Foo. On top of that, because Melissa works at Google, Google is providing another equal Gold-level match to her generous donation. Melissa’s contribution serves as two reminders: That you can make a donation in memory of someone, and that if your company has a matching grant program, that can double the value of your pledge to our Chamber.

On the Silver level, we have a slew of donations today. The first is from Jonathan “BJ” & Melissa Jaivin, the second is in memory of our beloved Dr. Bill Bushing and come from Scuba by Design, and the third one – which is what officially pushed us over $30K – comes from Angi & Ron Burkard, and will be matched by Angi’s employer, Phillips 66/76.

So it’s been an active St. Paddy’s day so far but there’s still plenty of time in the day to go. Saint Patrick is celebrated for driving the snakes out of Ireland and Saint Karl and his crew of volunteers can be similarly celebrated for driving the nitrogen bubbles out of the body of an injured diver. Their work continues because YOU choose to pitch in with a donation. So how about it??? Who will push us to $35,000? Here’s the direct link to the donation page: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnemil47PUc8aGy

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - $30,600 total (Updated 3/17/2023 @ Noon)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
Antelope Valley Desert Divers (AVDD)

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
* In memory of Glen Egstrom Ph.D. (Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ)

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* In memory of Isaac Foo (Melissa Foo)
* Google match (Foo)
Jeanne Sleeper
In memory of Chuck Nicklin (Allison Vitsky Sallmon & Andy Sallmon)
Pfizer (Vitsky Sallmon match)
Pacific Wilderness
Dr. Susy Horowtiz
James Collins

Silver ($500-999)
* Jonathan “BJ” & Melissa Jaivin
* In memory of Dr. Bill Bushing (Scuba by Design)
* Angi & Ron Burkard
* Phillips 66/76 (Burkard match)
In memory of Ollie Harris (Dr. Susy Horowitz)
James Whipple
In memory of Lee Somers, Ph.D. (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Brad Crocker
Roy Houston

Bronze ($100-499)
* Rick Lunsford
* Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman
* Stuart Berryhill
Gina Boster
Chris Grossman – Diver.net
Northrop Grumman (Grossman match)
Dan & Betty Orr
The Sea Divers (Mark Perlstein)
Tom Boyd
In memory of Daniel “Da Boy” Wright
Terry May
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian)
Sharon Depriester
Dana Rodda
Ellen Berman
Mark Perlstein
Richard Miller
Brock Dewey
Erin Quigley
In memory of William Agione 19 UICC ( Jens Rubschlager)
Roger Carlson
Cindy Shaw

Other (less than $100)
* Ana Christine Tafoya
Ken Kurtis - Chairman
Chamber Day/Eve 2023
P.O. Box 634
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

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