CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - UPDATE #4 ($34,250 as of 3/26 @ Noon - last updated 3/17)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2023 on March 26, 2023 at 12:47:33:

We’re soooo close to $35,000 . . .

Sadly, our pace has slowed down a little bit since our previous update. And we know there’s a lot going on – rain, Spring Break, March Madness, etc. – but we also hope you’ll still be willing to support our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber because our Chamber needs to raise a bit over 50% of the annual budget with donations from divers just like you. And here’s a couple of the folks who did that recently.

On the Gold level, we start off with John Delaney. John’s been a longtime and regular donor for this event and understands as well as anyone the value of our Chamber. Best of all, he’s willing to support our Chamber with a generous donation. The same can be said for Francesco Cameli, an instructor who certainly knows that sometimes divers make mistakes and things get out of hand and that’s when you really want to have access to our Chamber 24/7/365.

On the Silver level, we have the Catalina Island Marine Institute & Catalina Sea Camp, creating new divers who will hopefully never need our services, but who will have an appreciation for both the ocean and diving. And we also have Matt Levinson, another instructor, back again this year as well.

A good example of why we need your continued assistance is that sometimes expenses pop up that we couldn’t plan for. Chamber Director Karl Huggins notes that they're going to need to replace an air dryer (basically a dehumidifier that insures we're pumping dry air into the Chamber) at a cost of about $15,000. This is what we refer to as an "unanticipated" expense as it's something outside of the regular operations and so not always something we can budget for ahead of time. Your donations help us not only fund our Chamber on a day-to-day basis, but also help us to cover these one-off expenses as well.

So who’s next to add their name to our list? Who can push us past $35,000 and beyond? We hope to hear from you soon. Here’s the direct link to the donation page: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnemil47PUc8aGy

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - $30,600 total (Updated 3/26/2023 @ 12:30PM)
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)
* John Delaney
* Francesco Cameli
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)
* Catalina Island Marine Institute / Catalina Sea Camp (Ashley Bueche)
* Matt Levinson
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)
* In memory of Matt Cahill (Anthony Bailey)
* Mike Couffer
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 Angione 19 UICC ( Jens Rubschlager)
Roger Carlson
Cindy Shaw

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

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