Donor Quarterly - Fall 2014

Donor Quarterly header with photos of students on campus
An electronic newsletter to recognize and encourage support of San Francisco State.    FALL 2014

Our Honor Roll

Click here to see our
10, 5, and 3-year
Legacy Donors

Recent Support
from our
Alumni and Friends

(partial list)

San Francisco State
University Corporation

$200,000 for the
Student Support Fund

American Institute
of Bisexuality

$150,000 for the
Family Acceptance Project

George and Judy Marcus

$150,000 for the
SF State Athletics
Weight Room

Doris and David Dawdy

$80,000 for the
Doris Ostrander Dawdy
and David Russell Dawdy
Term Endowment Fund in
Earth and Climate Sciences

Nancy Lee Mar

$50,000 for the
Hospitality and Tourism
Management Program

DQ Technology

$30,000 for the
Korean Mobile Game
Usability Study



University reopens gym, dedicates Nasser plaza

Alum Don Nasser holds a basketball as he talks to the SF State basketball team

SF State showed off its renovated Gymnasium and dedicated the building's Don Nasser Family Plaza in front of the facility recently, formally signaling the completion of a $2 million upgrade of the University's athletics facilities. The plaza was named in honor of Don Nasser (B.A. '63) ...

Read more about the Don Nasser Family Plaza


East Bay Regional Parks District

East Bay Regional Park District logo: text with a leaf on a green background

Since 1934, the East Bay Regional Parks District has worked to preserve and steward parks and trails in the East Bay. By providing maintenance and access for millions of visitors annually, the district has ensured that these parks flourish. Longtime SF State Professor Carol Severin ....

Read more about the East Bay Regional Park District


American Institute of Bisexuality Supports the Family Acceptance Project

Family Acceptance Project - building healthy futures for youth logo with a stylized family of three surrounded by a rainbow-colored circleDr. Fritz Klein, an internationally lauded expert in the field of sexuality studies, founded the American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) in 1998. The institute, a public benefit charity, was established to encourage research and education about bisexuality ...

Read more about the AIB contribution


Thank you!

The San Francisco State community could not be more grateful for your ongoing support, especially on behalf of our students! Whether you contribute to the annual fund, scholarships, fundraising events for various programs, or to help maintain facilities, know that you and a growing family of thousands of other donors help steer SF State. Through increased private support and astute management, the university is now stronger than ever. SF State is increasingly recognized nationally as a leading model for public higher education and well-positioned for a bright future.
Nonetheless, with the state covering approximately just half of the university’s budget today, and tuition over 100% higher than just a few years ago, we will continue to rely on the generosity of our alumni, parents and friends.

We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Please consider creating a legacy at SF State by establishing a scholarship or fellowship which could be named for you or a company, or in honor or memory of someone special in your life. Make a gift for SF State today. To discuss these and other options, including planned gifts, please contact the SF State Development Office at



Return to the Donor Quarterly main page