Bob Christensen Memorial Scholarship

Bob Christensen Memorial Scholarship

From Don Barthelmess

To establish an endowed scholarship that lives in perpetuity to memorialize the pioneering life-work of Bob Christensen- Diver, designer and Educator. He helped shape many lives

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #8

2 days left to raise $1870 for endowed scholarship - Thanks to everyone that can help with any gift.

Don Barthelmess commented on a blog post:
over 2 years ago
Merry Christmas to all and thanks for making a gift to this endowment.

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #7

Just $2400 left to raise before Christmas!! I will personally match up to $500 for every gift made until Sunday at midnight.

Divers, MDT Alumni and friends: Please help complete this endowed scholarship for deserving SBCC Marine Tech diving students- the endowment will last in perpetuity. It is tax deductible too!

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #6

$2920 to go in 16 days ! We have received 8 new donor gifts yesterday-

Can we count on any other friends and divers for a tax-deductible gift? Thanks to all of you out there on FB for stepping up to give back. We can get this done!

Don Barthelmess commented on a blog post:
over 2 years ago
Almost there- please consider helping - any amount is greatly appreciated.

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #5

How many Divers are out there that can setup and help us get this scholarship done?

$25- $50 0r a $100 dollars? Bob Christensen always gave back in his diving and teaching career, now its time for all of us.

Just under 5k to go. Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks to those who stepped up!

( What a nice gift it would be for the family to know this endowment is finished..)

Don Barthelmess commented on a blog post:
over 2 years ago
5 more gifts today! Thank you all for giving back friends! Any gift is very much appreciated and gets us one step closer to the finish.

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #4

Can you donate $25.00, $50 or $100 to this memorial scholarship?

We could double the amount raised if just a few more people made a tax deductible gift. Thank you everyone for your gift!

Don Barthelmess commented on a blog post:
almost 3 years ago
This photo was taken in Santa Barbara Harbor in the early 1960s. Bob is tending Bob Ratcliffe. Thank you everyone for supporting this .

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #3

Can you donate $25.00, $50 or $100 to this memorial scholarship?

We could double the amount raised if just a few more people made a tax deductible gift. Thank you everyone!

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #2

We are about 50% of the way to our goal for this endowed scholarship. We need to finish this campaign before the end of the year.

If you are involved in diving, or have been, Bob Christensen played a major part in helping our industry through diver education, pioneering dives and equipment design.

Please consider making a gift toward this fund that will provide a scholarship for future Marine Technology students at Santa Barbara City College in perpetuity and honor the legacy of a humble and dedicated man. It is an investment in our future.

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Don Barthelmess posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Bob Christensen Memorial Scholarship

Bob Christensen shaped many lives as an educator and was one of the pioneers who brought commercial mixed gas diving to the civilian diving industry in the 1960s. If you are a diver, Bob had a hand in advancing our industry through education and equipment design with Kirby-Morgan. Please help us memorialize him in perpetuity.

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/bob-christensen-memorial-scholarship

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Accord Precision (Alec Mandis) commented with a $1,050 donation:
about 1 month ago
In memory of Bev Morgan another great diving pioneer
Tom Ulrich commented with a $500 donation:
2 months ago
Make It Happen!
James R Hegeman commented with a $100 donation:
about 2 years ago
Bob was a true gentleman.
Jack McClure commented with a $250 donation:
over 2 years ago
Gentleman, diver and friend. He asked our community to be better. Jack McClure
Michal G commented:
over 2 years ago
Please help me fulfill my dream for microsurgery course. I will be very thankfull ! https://fundly.com/funds-for-microsurgery-course
Joseph Buckley commented with a $25 donation:
over 2 years ago
Bob was the "real deal', something that becomes harder to say about anyone in our business, and it was my great honor to have known him.
Happy & Cari Lyn Stanton commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
In loving memory of our Uncle 'Chris', whom we admired deeply and loved dearly.
Don Barthelmess commented:
over 2 years ago
Just $2900 to raise to complete this endowment. What a nice Christmas present this would be for the family- Can you make a gift today ?
KIRBY MORGAN DIVE SYSTEMS commented with a $500 donation:
over 2 years ago
In Loving Memory
Robert Else commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
A great cause, for current and future SBCC MDT students in memory of Bob Christensen.
Andy Barr commented with a $25 donation:
over 2 years ago
Thanks to Bob, I was immortalized in the KM 77 handbook! I looked at his image daily in class, as an inspiration for what I would become.
Tim Gilles commented with a $100 donation:
over 4 years ago
Bob was a good guy and I fine colleague. Thank you for remembering him with a scholarship. I'm sure he'd like that!
Richard Hegeman commented with a $50 donation:
over 4 years ago
Both a great Diver and Gentleman
Gabriel Lu, Ocean Safari Scuba commented with a $200 donation:
over 4 years ago
As a proud marine tech alumni, I'm thrilled to sponsor this scholarship to help potential newcomers in the industry to carry on Bob's legacy
Steve Kushner commented with a $25 donation:
over 4 years ago
Bob was a wonderful person. I am thankful that our paths crossed...
Leslie Leaney commented with a $100 donation:
over 4 years ago
Happy to contribute. Bob was a fine man and a pleasure to work with.
Don Barthelmess commented with a $25 donation:
over 4 years ago
Thank you Bob Christensen.
Don Barthelmess commented:
over 4 years ago
Please consider helping us in our scholarship campaign for Bob Christensen's memorial scholarship. We need to get to 20k for endowment.