CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - UPDATE #10 ($93,500 as of 4/18 @ 11AM - last updated 4/16)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2023 on April 18, 2023 at 11:39:33:

We gave a little nudge and you responded!!! The last 48 hours have been nicely active for the Challenge as we move ever-closer to that magical $100,000 mark.

Giving us a large leap forward are our good friends at Galileo Capri with their annual $5,000 Platinum-level donation. They’re in the real estate biz and they know the value of location, location, location. So they appreciate the fact that the location of our Chamber on Catalina Island makes our Chamber uniquely situated to provide service to injured divers from anywhere in Southern California.

Next up is one of the dive clubs that regularly supports our Chamber with both a Chamber Eve table (they still have seats available) and a generous $1,000 Challenge donation. That would be SOCDC, also known as the South Orange County Dive Club. We appreciate their continued support.

And we have a 6-pack of $500 Silver-level donors this morning, led by Patti Wetzel making a donation in memory of her brother Tom Wetzel. Tom was not only a longtime SoCal instructor, but also a key member of our Chamber Committee. Patti’s joined by Rex Uber, Gary Williams, Louis Weisberg, and Doug Lada, as well as Kathy Kaholi whose donation is in memory of her friend Don Mueller.

We’ve got room for more!!! And we need YOUR support as well. Tomorrow marks two weeks until the event (Wednesday, May 3) and we are tantalizingly close to that $100,000 mark. Can you help push us past that? Remember that our Chamber relies on public funding for roughly 55% of the annual budget. As we’ve been saying, think of your donation as an annual subscription to the best hyperbaric care you could hope for, if you ever should need it.

Here’s the direct link to the donation page to get you involved: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnemil47PUc8aGy

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - $93,500 total (Updated 4/18/2023 @ 11AM)
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)
* Galileo Capri
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)
* SOCDC (South Orange County Dive Club)
Andy Pilmanis
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)
* In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
* Rex Uber
* Gary Williams
* Louis Wesiberg
* Doug Lada
* In memory of Don Mueller (Kathy Kaholi)
Carl Felien
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)
* Jim Agronick
* Barbara Farnum
* In memory of Joe Citelli (Jacqueline Tregre)
Brad Calaway
David Osorio
John Wentworth
Katie Kozma
In memory of dive buddy & friend Bob Woods (Sharon Wallin)
Kyron Anderson
John Morgan
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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