CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - UPDATE #12 ($111,770 as of 4/21 @ 2PM - last updated 4/20)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2023 on April 21, 2023 at 15:44:41:

If we sounded excited yesterday when we crossed the $100K mark, we’re even more excited today.

We are pleased to acknowledge that today Beach Cities Scuba, a longtime and fervent supporter of our Chamber and this event, has pledged a $10,000 donation to the Challenge. Wow.

For many years, Beach Cities has donated to the Challenge. At first it was $1,000 along with a Chamber Eve table. Then a few years ago Hosam upped that to $5,000 and a couple of tables. And now Hosam and DJ are doubling that amount while still sponsoring two Chamber Eve tables. On top of that DJ (Mansfield) is a member of our Steering Committee, deals with some of our social media stuff, and also helps with prize acquisition. It’s a commitment of time and resources that we truly and deeply appreciate.

It’s sort of like the old joke about ham and eggs demonstrating level of commitment to something. The chicken was involved. The pig was committed. Beach Cities is committed.

As for you, we’re happy just to get you involved. And it doesn’t take a $10,000 donation to do that (although we’re more than happy to accept it if that’s what you’d like to do.) How about $100? $500? Or even $1,000? Every dollar we raise goes towards funding our Chamber. And this is the time to remind that you our Chamber needs to get enough money, every single year, to cover about 55% of the operating costs. So think of your donation at any level as an annual subscription fee that keeps us running.

We’re inside of two weeks now but there’s still plenty of time for you to act and get involved. You don’t have to have the level of commitment that Beach Cities Scuba has, but we’d love to get your name on our list below. Here’s the direct link to the donation page to make that happen: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnemil47PUc8aGy

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2023 - $111,770 total (Updated 4/21/2023 @ 2PM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

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

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Maja Vrvilo
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)
In loving memory of Skip Tucker (Melody Tucker & the Tucker Family)
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)
Peter Croke
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
Rex Uber
Gary Williams
Louis Weisberg
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)
Barry Weiner
Dan Zinsmeyer
Kevin Augarten
Jean & Jerry Kasper
Debbie Karimoto
In memory of Linda Whitehead (Shirley Parry)
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)
Rebecca Grant
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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