Good friday Breakfast

YMCA of San Diego County

52nd Annual Good Friday Breakfast

Hosted by the Downtown YMCA

7:30 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7450 Hazard Center Drive, 92108 - map

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Mooney

Jonathan Mooney is a dyslexic writer and activist who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Brown University’s class of 2000 and holds an honors degree in English Literature. Jonathan is founder and President of Project Eye-To-Eye, a mentoring and advocacy non-profit organization for students with learning differences. Project Eye-To-Eye currently has 20 chapters, in 13 states working with over 3,000 students, parents and educators nation wide. Learn more about Jonathan Mooney.

Spoken Word: Kendrick Dial and Lyrical Groove

Kendrick Dial is the reflection of what happens when you take a desire to positively impact the world bridging reality and creativity. He is a native of Dallas, but after nine years of service in the United States Navy, he decided to make San Diego his home. He has served as a performance poet since 2002, and for the past six years he has been apart of the spoken word ensemble Collective Purpose, who are also the organizers of ELEVATED, one of Southern California’s largest spoken word venues. He has been performing with his band, The Lyrical Groove for two years. He has worked in the nonprofit and mental health field for the past seven years, which started when he worked as a substance abuse counselor during his last three years in the Navy. He worked for San Diego Youth Services as a mentor for homeless and runaway youth and another year recruiting mentors for foster care youth. He is currently pursuing his MSW at USC and looks forward to graduating this May. He seeks to combine his love for the arts with his passion of mental health and social service. He has conducted poetry workshops as well as performed at elementary, high school and collegiate classes, and many more faith-based and community events. Overall, Kendrick recognizes the impact art can have on reality and works to create elevating artistry that life will one day reflect.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

  • $600 Bronze Sponsor
    One table, preferred placement, table signage, website mention
  • $1,200 Silver Sponsor
    One table, preferred placement, name in event program, quarter page black and white ad, table signage, website mention
  • $2,500 Gold Sponsor
    One table up front, name and logo in program, half page ad, table signage, logo and link on website
  • $5,000 Event Sponsor
    Two tables up front, name/logo recognition in program, full page ad, logo and link on website, press release and media opportunities
Contact: Sidd Vivek, or 619-298-3576

Special Events

2012 Good friday Breakfast

In the news

Mission Valley News

The Mission Valley News posted this picture and a recap of the Good Friday Breakfast 2012 on their ScoopSanDiego website: Mission Valley Doubletree Hosts YMCA Fundraiser.