Thank You for Your Leadership Support

The following individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations made gifts of $25,000 or more between October 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 to help SF State fulfill it's mission:

George and Judy Marcus
$1,875,000
to provide scholarship support to student-athletes in the University's athletics programs

The Estate of Frauke Gries
$1,100,000
to support academic work in the humanities

Colonel and Mrs. John Kern
$1,000,000
to build new education and research facilities at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation
$550,000
to create the President’s Leadership Fellows Program, which helps develop career preparedness and leadership skills among students

The Sonoma Land Trust
$300,000
to help monitor water quality in the San Francisco Bay as part of the Sears Point Tidal Marsh Restoration Project

The Estate of Diana Root
$246,817
to support the University's General Endowment Fund

Chris Larson
$215,000
to support a scholarship fund, teacher stipend fund and the Guardian Scholars Program

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bacigalupi
$203,743
to provide scholarships for students in the Guardian Scholars Program

The Hearst Foundation
$203,500
for the Journalism Department's activities and the Guardian Scholars Program

Anonymous (2)
$200,000
to support scholarships for students over the age of 40 studying history

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$189,482
to study the impact of state and federal child nutrition policies on understudied population subgroups with the highest rates of obesity

Ms. Judy Stamps
$155,000
to establish the Krishnan Scholarship in Engineering Fund

Trust of Dr. V.V. Krishnan
$150,000
to establish the Krishnan Scholarship in Engineering Fund

Merritt Community Capital Corporation
$150,000
to support housing research in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Michael L. Goldstein and Laurie Wood
$100,000
to establish a scholarship in memory of their brother, David, who taught in SF State’s Paralegal Studies Program for more than 30 years

May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation
$97,759
to support the Morrison Artist Series of free chamber music performances at SF State

The John F. Norton 2011 Living Trust
$91,500
to support the activities of SF State’s Poetry Center

Disabilities Communications Fund
$84,505
to support research on the language skills of children who use augmentative-alternative communication devices (AAC)

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
$80,000
to support internships for students in the Guardian Scholars Program

Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz
$75,000
to support the Alexander String Quartet's residency at SF State

The Estate of Larry George Newsome
$71,013
to create endowed funds in the humanities and sociology

Quanser Consulting Inc.
$69,000
to support the innovative engineering research of Dr. Zhaoshuo Jiang and develop a remote shake table laboratory

The Dhanam Foundation
$59,105
to support Preschool Counts, an early childhood mathematics project in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development

Sun Hing Foods, Inc.
$50,000
to support the Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative and Community University Empowerment Fund in the College of Ethnic Studies

The Crankstart Foundation
$50,000
to support scholarships for students whose education was interrupted and who return to pursue a baccalaureate degree

The Bengier Foudation
$45,000
for continued support of scholarships at SF State

Ms. Danell Sher Zeavin & Judge Ronald Stovitz
$40,000
to provide scholarships for accomplished students in the School of Art

S.H. Cowell Foundation
$40,000
to support Funding the Next Generation, which promotes the creation of local, dedicated funds for children, youth and family services

The Marcled Foundation
$40,000
in support of the Guardian Scholars Program

The Estate of Florence C. Haimes
$40,000
to support the University Women’s Association Scholarship Endowment Fund and to fund scholarships in chemistry

Anonymous
$26,772
to support activities, events and special projects in the J. Paul Leonard Library and the School of Cinema

Daniel and Diane Martinelli
$26,750
to establish a scholarship in accounting and to support the women’s outdoor track and field program and the men’s cross country program

Bruce Agid
$26,000
to establish an endowed scholarship in the College of Business

Y.S. Properties
$26,000
to support the Michael Jon Alton Scholarship Fund, which provides need-based scholarships to full-time graduate and undergraduate students

Frank and Christine De Francesco
$25,000 and an additional bequest
to create an endowment in memory of their son, Joe (B.A., ’96), for undergraduate students majoring in television/video production

Norma Siani-Alston
$25,000
to support Project Rebound, which helps people who were formerly incarcerated earn a college degree

JK Irwin and the JK Irwin Fund of the Tides Foundation
$25,000
to support scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in Project Rebound, which helps people who were formerly incarcerated earn a college degree

Jo Markovich
$25,000
to support the development of programs within the Graduate College of Education

Mr. and Mrs. Darwin R. Poulos
$25,000
to support the Laurence Chang Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides recognition and financial support for students majoring in mathematics

The San Francisco Foundation
$25,000
to support community service learning for early childhood education

Daniel Zibman
$25,000
to establish the Elizabeth Zibman Endowed Scholarship Fund for students in creative writing