b'LEGACY SOCIETY CREATING A LEGACYALUMNI STORY Our Legacy Society is made up ofloyal supporters who believe in the mission of Boys & Girls ClubsI know my gift through my of Monterey County and want toTrust will ensure members of ensure that its valuable, life-changing programs continue to serve futureBGCMC read on grade level and generations.are college and career ready for many years to come. TheseA bequesta gift in your will orprograms are critical to the on-MICHAELS SUCCESS trustis a simple and convenient way to create a legacy. Your bequestgoing success of our community can be a specific dollar amount or aand I am proud that my legacy Michael Younger moved to the Monterey Peninsula in the early 90s with his mother Valerie andpercentage of your estate. You canas a supporter will continue. older sister Eboni. Michaels mother was a single mom who typically worked more than one jobdesignate your bequest for general- Gina Nucci, to make sure he and his sister had a roof over their head and food on the table. However, evenuse, or you can restrict its use. Legacy Society Memberwith his mothers hard work and strong will, their struggle to make ends meet forced them toWe would be honored to welcome seek public assistance for help. you into the Legacy Society!Michaels family experienced periods of living in temporary housing and a shelter that housed women and their children. While they were grateful to be accepted into the shelter, the experience was a difficult one. It opened his eyes to the reality that was his familys struggles, which seemed insurmountable. It was then that he fully grasped the varying degrees ofWITH THANKS TOsocioeconomic challenges that many people in life have to endure. OUR LEGACY SOCIETY DONORSEven though his familys lives were in turmoil, his mother continued to pursue her nursing credentials because she knew that education was her and her familys ticket to overcomingPledged:Bequest Fulfilled:their struggles. When Michael was 11 years old, his mother told him and his sister about a placeMichael L. Jackson & Diana Akiyama Dorothy L. Billerwhere they could continue to learn, receive mentorship, pursue their passions, and, MichaelsLee & Marilyn Cox Elma Millie Brownfavorite thing, play basketball. This place was the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. TheJoseph Crawford Geraldine CouchClub was Michaels own personal Disneyland and a place where he felt staff supported him andGeorge East Martha Daviswere invested in him. Gina Nucci & Kevin Hincks Stuart DayFred & Eileen Hodge Lynn M. DeHavenGrowing up in the Club, Michael learned time management skills, organizational skills, andDavid G. Huey and Carla S. Hudson-Huey Mary Jane Drummondstructure. Not only did he develop his skills, but he also developed even more of a passion forRobert & Rebecca Leidig Marie E. & Francis C. Dykemancomputers and technology. The learning and support he received from the Club conditioned himWilliam & Nanci Perocchi Frederick W. & Leila Grothemto be a go-getter and a life-long learner. John & Jeanne Pryor Margarette Bonnie HutcheonKenneth & Sylvia Schuck Eleanor L. LeheneyDespite his difficult upbringing, Michael earned a scholarship to Stevenson High School andTimothy & Kris Stejskal Martha J. Mulfordgraduated from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. He workedPatricia Taylor Alan & Jean Pedersenas a Senior Manager at AT&T Mobility with roles on both the east and west coasts for nearly aRandy & Becky Venard Elvin W. & Ruth Kynoch Smithdecade and he has spent the past 5 years working in the public sector for the State of CaliforniaDaphne & Stuart Wells Nancy J. Stiffto continue another passion of his: public service. In December 2019, Michael was appointedBrian & Danielle Wheatley Charles A. & Carol L. Sweetby California Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as Deputy Secretary for Strategic Planning andR. Alan WilliamsDorothy M. Yearing Equity at the Labor and Workforce Development agency. Gerald Wasserman18 19'