CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2024 - UPDATE #17 ($115,275 as of 4/22 @ 9AM)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2024 on April 22, 2024 at 09:10:50:

We’re making good progress as we pass $115,000 . . . but we’re still waiting to hear from a bunch of you who donated last year.

Leading the pack today are stalwart Chamber supports Tom Turney & Jill Boivin. They return to us with a Gold-level $1,000 donation. Tom & Jill are both very active in the local diving community and are involved with many on-going scientific projects around the island, and they surely understand that a diver can suddenly have an issue arise that calls for chamber treatment and that’s why they want to make sure ours is at the ready when needed.

On the $500 Silver level, we have another pair of returning donors. First up is Ashley Peache and the Catalina Island Marine Institute / Catalina Sea Camp program. Sea Camp has summer programs to introduce kids to the ocean, including diving (Ashley is the Dive Director), and that means those children need to know about our Chamber too. They’re joined at the Silver level by our fervent supporters from Eco Dive Center in Culver City, one of the many dive shops we count on each year to make this event a success. Eco not only supports the Challenge, but they’re usually our largest Ch-Eve table sponsor as well.

And a quick non-Challenge word for Eco: Last night we had a Chamber Eve table open up and Eco has agreed to try to fill it (as their fourth table). They already sold two spots but have eight to go. They’re always a fun group so if you’re looking for a last-minute seat, get hold of Ron or Beth at Eco and snag a spot. And then prepare to have a great time with them on May 1.

We’re ten days away and the final push begins. Can we count on you to join us? To do so, simply go to the direct link to make your donation: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88ko1OUej3lAYbI

CHALLENGE 2024 - $117,275 total (as of 4/22/2024 @ 9AM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Chamborium ($15,000 & up)
Sherry Griswold Foundation
Glenn Suhd

Diamond ($10,000-14,999)
Beach Cities Scuba
Antelope Valley Desert Divers

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Cyd Yonker
E. & J. Gallo Winery (match)
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (anonymous)
Mike Emmerman, Patricia Stockhausen, and TJ
In memory of Leslie Holtman, Ron Riddle, Greg Tashjian, & Paul Kanner (Dr. Susy Horowitz)
James Collins

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* Tom Turney & Jill Boivin
Robert Fenton
Francesco Cameli
SOCDC (South Orange County Dive Club)
Andrew Pilmanis
In memory of David Wolf (Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Foundation)
Stephen Raganold
Laurie Powers
Jeanne Sleeper
Pacific Wilderness
John Delaney

Silver ($500-999)
* Catalina Island Marine Institute / Catalina Sea Camp
* Eco Dive Center
Thomas Penn
Ann Muscat & Jack Baldelli
Doug Lada
Peter Quinones
James Whipple
Scuba By Design
Louis Weisberg
Scott Barnes
Lenny Ortiz
Carl Felien
Peter Croke
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66 / 76 (Burkard match)
Dive 949 & West Coast Tec Divers
Ethan Bush
Sean Eckley
Roy Houston
CA Diving News / the Scuba Show
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Patti Wetzel)
Mark Chambers
Mark Stabb
In memory of Dr. Lee H. Somers (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Roger Carlson
Brad Crocker
Matt Levinson

Bronze ($100-499)
* Marty Golden
* Martin Berman
* Mike Madden
* Craig Wood
* For Nick (Diana Rainforth)
* Amanda Raboin
In memory of Bill & Janie Hilton (David Hilton)
Jacqueline Tregre
Kevin Augarten
Kathy Kalohi
In memory of Lee Somers and Barbara Underwood (Jadine Moy)
David Osorio
Dana Rodda
Daniel & Natalie Pio
Debbie Karimoto
Erin Quigley
In honor of William “Bill” Angione (Jens Rubschlager)
The Walt Disney Co. (Rodriguez match)
In memory of Stan Waterman (Howard & Michele Hall)
Larry Thompson
Jim Christensen
Steve & Cathy Kay
Sharkbait Dive Club
Rob & Wanda Dickey
In memory of Robert Woods (Barnacle Busters LGBTQ+ Dive Club)
Alan Blaustein
Sean O’Day
Terra Petry
Stuart Berryhill
Jeff Lewis
Michelle Leonard
In honor of Bob & Tina Kennedy (Jack Sarrett)
Unes Nabipour
In memory of Mars Brownsen (Anthony Bailey)
James Ruddick
Bob & Laura Mosqueda
Mike Couffer
Gina Boster
Susan Bangasser
Lukas Holsen
Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman
Cindy Shaw
In honor of Da boy, Daniel Wright
Gary Sterling
Mark Perlstein
In honor of David Pechman, M.D. (Brock Dewey)
Ken Nelson
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian)
Sharon DePriester
Kevin Zagorski
Ellen Berman

Other (under $100)
* Catherine Eckley
Jay Wilson
Dan & Betty Orr
Lawrence Shack

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