Michael S. Donovan

Board Member from 2006-2018

Michael ended his brave and courageous 23-year fight with cancer on April 30, 2018.

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Michael Donovan was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue in 1995.  As a result of radiation/chemo therapy treatment, he was told that he would have to be feeding tube dependent indefinitely. After several years of searching, Michael found Dr. Peter Belafsky. Dr. Belafsky was able to restore Michael’s ability to have nutrition orally.

Michael lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and Carmel, CA.   Michael Donovan was a San Francisco Bay Area native, graduated from the University of Santa Clara, and was involved in the sale and leasing of Commercial Real Estate for over twenty-five years.  In 1986 he began his career in Commercial Real Estate with the national real estate brokerage company, CB Richard Ellis, specializing in shopping center development acquisition and leasing. After twelve years at CB Richard Ellis Mr. Donovan branched out on his own and started Donovan Commercial Properties.

Mr. Donovan was an avid golfer who enjoyed getting out on the links as often as possible.