William R BrickerWilliam R. Bricker

Reading, Pennsylvania

Boys & Girls Club Professional

William Bricker joined the Olivet Boys & Girls Club when he was just 8 years old. After serving as a Navy pilot during World War II, Bricker began a 40-year Club career as program director of the Lancaster, Pa., Boys & Girls Club. He later served Clubs in Manchester, N.H., Binghamton, N.Y., and Milwaukee before being appointed the Movement’s national director in 1972. During a record-setting 16-year term, he introduced strategic planning to Clubs and led the effort to secure grants supporting delinquency prevention and youth employment. A longtime champion of Boys & Girls Clubs, his service on behalf of children everywhere has made a lasting and significant impact.