WHO IS MICHAEL BRUNKER?

SAN DIEGO ROTARY CLUB

MR. SAN DIEGO - 2019

 

YMCA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
VICE PRESIDENT FOR MISSION ADVANCEMENT    Since July 1, 2019

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HUMAN DIGNITY AWARD - 2018

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR    1997 - June 30, 2019
JACKIE ROBINSON FAMILY YMCA – San Diego, California

 

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
FOUNDER – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR    1987 – October 13, 1997
SAN DIEGO COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
SAN DIEGO REGIONAL POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (STAR/PAL) - San Diego, California

 

SPORTS ADMINISTRATION    1972 – 1987
ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (1980-1987)
ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH: NBA DETROIT PISTONS (1978-1980)
ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT (1974-1978)
ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH: BIRMINGHAM BROTHER RICE HS (1972-1974)

#LiveGiveLove

 

Born and raised in Detroit.  Arrived in San Diego in 1980. In July of 2013, I had the opportunity to attend The YMCA General Assembly in Philadelphia, PA. Among the many outstanding presentations I heard, one that I have always remembered was a show stopper by Willie Jolley detailing how anyone can turn a setback into a comeback. So, after being on unpaid furlough from the YMCA of San Diego County since April 4, 2020, I let go and let God and launched Michael Brunker on June 10, 2020. My furlough will end on July 6 as the Y begins to safely open it's eighteen facilities that have been shuttered due to COVID-19 since March. But I also understand that there were three-thousand eight-hundred and forty branch and corporate associates out of four-thousand that have been in the same predicament as me and my continued thoughts and prayers are with them all.  I know OUR best is yet to come as WE face this new world order head on. A setback is nothing but a setup for a comeback to continue spending our heaven doing good on earth as we all strive to be winners in the biggest game of all - the game of life!

St. James High School
Class of 1970 Yearbook