CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2022 - UPDATE #12 - $67,745 (as of 4/14 @ 10AM - last update 4/12)

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We are tantalizingly close to passing the $70,000 mark.

A big part of our latest surge comes from a very generous Platinum-level donation from John Turney in memory of Mark Tulin. John and Mark were both longtime crew members at our Chamber and spent a good amount of time together. So we’re glad to see that John is willing to donate in memory of his friend.

In fact – non-Challenge Easter Egg here – you may or may not know that Mark was a founding member and bassist of the psychedelic rock band The Electric Prunes. “I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)” was their biggest hit. Mark’s signature look on-stage was to wear a top-hat. And every year since Mark died in 2011, somewhere on the Flying Dutchman logo, you will find a small silhouetted figure of a top-hat as our memory/tribute to Mark and what he meant to our Chamber.

We have a number of “In memory of . . .” donations in this update, a reminder that you can tag your Challenge donation to honor someone no longer with us. We have also modified a previous donation, from the Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Foundation, to now be in memory of Andrew Ainslie, who passed away earlier this week.

That prompts me to remind you that during Chamber Eve, we always do an “In Memoriam” segment to remember those who have passed away since our last event. If you have someone we should include, please send me a note.

Lastly in this update, we want to thank longtime donor (he’s on the Flying Dutchman too) Doug Lada for his Silver-level donation.

We’re inside of three weeks to go and we still haven’t heard from many of you who contributed last year. Please don’t wait until the last minute. Here’s the link to show you believe in what our Chamber does: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTKwbhUykVzL95Q

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2022 - $67,745 total (Updated 4/14/2022 @ 10AM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

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

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
* In memory of Mark Tulin (John Turney)

Beach Cities Scuba
Cyd Yonker
E. & J. Gallo Winery match (Yonker)
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (Anonymous)
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Andrew Pilmanis

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
Dr. Susy Horowitz
Apple match (Siebler)
D.A.N. (Divers Alert Network)
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (John Delaney)
Jim Collins
Pacific Wilderness
In memory of Dottie Frazier, WDHOF member & diving pioneer (Jeanne Sleeper)
In memory of Andrew Ainslie (Jeremy & Marlo Wolf Family Foundation)

Silver ($500-999)
* Doug Lada
Dr. Nick & Kim Bird
IQVIA Biotech match (Bird)
Catalina Island Marine Institute/Catalina Sea Camp
Michael Madden
Roy Houston
Gary Williams
Ron & Angi Burkard
Phillips 66 / 76 match (Burkard)
Brad Crocker
Larry Thompson
In memory of Lee Somers, PhD (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Rex Uber

Bronze ($100-499)
* David Hilton
* In memory of Dr. Bill Bushing (Dr. Susy Horowitz)
* In memory of Dirk Burcham (Dr. Susy Horowitz)
* Denis Brailovskiy
* Dana Rodda
* In memory of Skip Tucker (Laura Konowalski)

Stuart Berryhill
Brad Callaway
Christopher Jenkins
Lisa Beach
Rane Colvin
Laurie Kasper
John Bibb
Dennis Sandoval
Peter Croke
Matt Levinson
Michael Lewis
Chris Liebl
Doug Iversen
Erin Quigley
Ann Close
Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Scuba Club
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Tabby Stone & Linda Takvorian)
In memory of Matt Cahill (Anthony Bailey)
In memory of Isaac (Melissa Foo)
Gary Sterling
Jean & Jerry Kasper
Wendell Cole
In honor of Di Krall (Kirsten Jenkins)
Debbie Karimoto
David Osorio
Craig Wood
Mike Couffer
Justin Jolly
Ellen Berman
Henry Gittler & Lisette Lieberman
Sharon Depriester
Jens Rubschlager
Roger Carlson
David Kasprzyk
Richard Miller
Cindy Shaw
Mark Perlstein

Other (less than $100)
Karl Ross
Victor Perez
Brock Dewey
Dan & Betty Orr
In memory of Patrick Bennett (Laura Priess)
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