CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - UPDATE #8 ($65,300 as of 4/4 @ 3PM - last updated 3/29)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2023 on April 04, 2023 at 15:44:06:

We’re now past (barely) $65,000!!! (But that’s still pretty impressive.) But we’ve still got a ways to go and a shade over four weeks to get there.

We lead off (it’s baseball season so baseball terms seems apropos) with a generous Platinum donation made anonymously in memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey, who was the longtime medical director for our Chamber. Ironically Jeff was not only NOT a diver, but also thought we were a little nuts to be going underwater all the time. But he had a tremendous affection for divers and worked tirelessly to find new and better ways to treat us when something went wrong.

We also have two Gold-level donation this go-round. The first is from Andy Pilmanis, who was the first director of the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. So you know that Andy certainly knows how valuable our Chamber can be and, even though he no longer lives in the area, feels compelled to show his support. And the second donation comes from a name that should be familiar to you: D.A.N. (the Divers Alert Network). They have a grant program where they provide financial support to many chambers and we qualify for that.

On the Silver level, we have another one of our regular and longtime donors, Ethan Bush. It’s always gratifying to see familiar names like Ethan’s popping up again this year on our list.

How about your name? Even if you’ve never been on our list before, there’s room for you. As you can see from the list below, most people give $100. But if you can afford a bit more, that’s all the better.

So whose names will be appearing in our next update? Now that we’re into April, it seems like the finish line of May 3 is in sight and we’d certainly like to finish strong. We can do that with your help. Here’s the direct link to help accomplish that: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnemil47PUc8aGy

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - $65,300 total (Updated 4/4/2023 @ 3PM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

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

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
* In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (anonymous)
Cynthia Yonker
E. & J. Gallo (match)
In memory of Glen Egstrom Ph.D. (Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ)

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* Andy Pilmanis
* D.A.N.
In memory of David Wolf (Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Foundation)
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)
* Ethan Bush
Layne Ballard
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
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 Violet (David Hilton)
* Callie Mack
* In memory of Bob Woods (Jarrett Lee)
* Paul Weers
* In memory of Steve Barrish (Skip Abelson)
In memory of Bob Woods (Barnacle Busters)
Susan Bangasser
James Ruddick
Laurie Kasper
Gary Sterling
Doug Iverson
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)
* Sean Eckley
* Deborah Martin
* Pfizer match (Martin)
In memory of Dirk Burcham and Dr. Bill Bushing (anonymous)
Diana Rainforth
Ana Christine Tafoya
Ken Kurtis - Chairman
Chamber Day/Eve 2023
P.O. Box 634
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

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