CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2024 - UPDATE #18 ($126,075 as of 4/24 @ 9AM)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2024 on April 24, 2024 at 09:54:12:

One week to go until Chamber Day 2024 and today’s a big day for the Challenge as we’ve got not one but TWO major donations to acknowledge as we make it past the $125,000 mark. Both of these contributions come in at the $5,000 Platinum level and they’re both long-time supporters of our Chamber.

First up is Galileo-Capri and while they specialize in real estate, they truly understand the value of location/location/location and know that the location of our Chamber out at the Isthmus on Catalina makes it uniquely qualified to take care of divers in need, and Galileo-Capri wants to make sure we stay strong in that task.

Also at the Platinum level is longtime diver and Chamber supporter Maja Vrvilo. Maja’s been diving in SoCal waters for many years and she knows that sometimes things can go wrong even when you think you’re doing everything right, and she understands why we’ve got to have our Chamber there for us if needed.

We also have a Silver-level donation today from Dale & Kim Sheckler, former owners of California Diving News but still actively involved in our sport and supporting our Chamber’s efforts as well.

We’re exactly one week away from the big day. There are still a number of you who donated last year who we haven’t heard from (yet) this year and we’d love to have you help us with this final push. How about it? Simply go to the direct link to make your donation: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88ko1OUej3lAYbI

CHALLENGE 2024 - $126,075 total (as of 4/24/2024 @ 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)
* Galileo-Capri
* Maja Vrvilo
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)
* Dale & Kim Sheckler
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)
* Doug Iverson
* John Kades
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)
* Deborah Martin
* Pfizer match (Martin)
Catherine Eckley
Jay Wilson
Dan & Betty Orr
Lawrence Shack

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