Bru Brunnier Fellows
The Bru Brunnier Fellows are named for Henry J. "Bru" Brunnier, who was a charter member of the Club and then President of the San Francisco Club as well as of Rotary International. He was a leading structural engineer in his time: In San Francisco he helped with erection of the Russ, Standard Oil, Shell, Federal Reserve, and Zellerbach buildings, as well as the Clift Hotel and the Masonic Temple. He also helped with construction of the Bay Bridge in the 1930s and with planning for the West Coast defense network during World War II. Bequests made by "Bru" and his wife, Ann (the original Rotary Ann), were instrumental in founding the San Francisco Rotary Foundation, which currently has an endowment of more than $3 million.
 
In 1980, the Club and the Foundation established the Bru Brunnier Fellow as the highest joint award of recognition for exceptional service to the cause of Rotary. Requirements to become a Bru Brunnier Fellow include being a Paul Harris Fellow and being nominated by the Board of Directors of both the Rotary Club of San Francisco and the San Francisco Rotary Foundation. The nominee becomes a Bru Brunnier fellow when contributions made in the name of the nominee by other members reach $2,500.
 
 
2009    
  • PDG Eric Schmautz
2006    
  • James Bradley
2004    
  • Curtis A. Burr
  • Anita T. Stangl
2002    
  • Ernest J. Colant
  • Dr. Scharleen H. Colant
2001    
  • John Uth
2000    
  • William A. Koefoed
1999    
  • Thomas C. Paton
1998    
  • Richard C. Volberg
1997    
  • Robert B. Wilhelm
1996    
  • Dr. Angelo Capozzi
1995    
  • Alfred J. Barnston
  • Peter V. Taylor
1994    
  • PDG Peter C. Lagarias
  • Marshall R. Blum
1993    
  • Henry C. Todd
1992    
  • William H. Ecker
1991    
  • James M. Patrick II
1988    
  • PDG William B. Sturgeon
  • Chester R. MacPhee, Sr
1987    
  • Richard Saxton
1980    
  • James Dietz
  • Bradford Swope
  • Edward Thompson
  • Bill Tolson

Henry J. "Bru" Brunnier photo by Gabriel Moulin