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
to provide scholarship support to student-athletes in the University's athletics programs

The Estate of Frauke Gries
to support academic work in the humanities

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

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

The Sonoma Land Trust
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
to support the University's General Endowment Fund

Chris Larsen
to support a scholarship fund, teacher stipend fund and the Guardian Scholars Program

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

The Hearst Foundation
for the Journalism Department's activities and the Guardian Scholars Program

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

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

Ms. Judy Stamps
to establish the Krishnan Scholarship in Engineering Fund

Trust of Dr. V.V. Krishnan
to establish the Krishnan Scholarship in Engineering Fund

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

Michael L. Goldstein and Laurie Wood
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
to support the Morrison Artist Series of free chamber music performances at SF State

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

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

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

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

The Estate of Larry George Newsome
to create endowed funds in the humanities and sociology

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

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

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

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

The Bengier Foudation
for continued support of scholarships at SF State

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

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

The Marcled Foundation
in support of the Guardian Scholars Program

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

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

Daniel and Diane Martinelli
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
to establish an endowed scholarship in the College of Business

Y.S. Properties
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
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
to support scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in Project Rebound, which helps people who were formerly incarcerated earn a college degree

Jo Markovich
to support the development of programs within the Graduate College of Education

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

The San Francisco Foundation
to support community service learning for early childhood education

Daniel Zibman
to establish the Elizabeth Zibman Endowed Scholarship Fund for students in creative writing