Donor Quarterly - Summer 2015

Donor Quarterly header with photos of students on campus
An electronic newsletter to recognize and encourage support of San Francisco State.    SUMMER 2015

Highlights of
Recent Support
from our
Alumni and Friends

Sodexo, Inc.

$1,100,000 for the
San Francisco
State University
and the
Sodexo America LLC
Student Scholarship

Mimi and Peter
Haas Fund

$370,000 for the
EDvance SF Program

The California

$326,336 for the
School of Public Affairs
and Civil Engagement

Tipping Point

$250,000 for the
Guardian Scholars


$170,500 for the
SFSU Genentech
Dissertation Scholars

Center on
Juvenile and
Criminal Justice

$100,000 for the
CJCJ Dan Macallair
at SF State Fund

Foundation, Inc.

$60,0000 for the
Achievement Rewards
College Scientists
Scholarship Fund

John P. Monteverdi

$50,000 for the
John A. and Anna
Monteverdi Fellowship in Atmospheric and
Climate Science Fund

DQ Technology, Inc.

$30,000 for the
Korean Mobile Game
Localization Usability Study


$30,000 for the
Practical Development
Support for Software
Infrastructure Program

San Francisco

$25,0000 for the
Guardian Scholars Program

Professor Emerita
Karen Grove
and Mr. Jay Ach

$20,000 for the
Professor Emerita Karen Grove
and Jay Ach Fellowship

Our Honor Roll

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10, 5, and 3-year
Legacy Donors!



Groundbreaking held for cutting-edge wellness center

Architect's rendering of the Mashouf Wellness Center

The groundbreaking took place today for the Mashouf Wellness Center, the first major facility to be built on the San Francisco State University campus in more than a decade. Scheduled for completion in 2017, the state-of-the-art recreational complex incorporates the latest in green technology and will serve as a hub of student life.

"This boldly designed facility will become a new campus crossroads, not only making our campus more beautiful but providing tremendous resources for the health and wellness of our campus community," said President Les Wong at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Read more about the Mashouf Wellness Center


Student selected for diversity in journalism internship

Ericka GuevarraAn SF State student will spend the fall semester at KQED working to further the cause of diversity in journalism, an issue of critical importance to the late, longtime journalist and SF State professor for which her internship is named.

Ericka Guevarra, a junior studying journalism and international relations, was selected as the first recipient of the Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund internship. She will work in the public broadcasting stations' digital news team and receive a stipend at the completion of the internship.

Read more about the diversity in journalism internship


A Legacy Of Giving Back

Xochitl Sanchez-Zarama hugs a Guardian Scholar student

Donna Kline's graduate studies at San Francisco State led to opportunities and experiences she could never have predicted. Her research of American-born pianist Olga Samaroff developed into a book, which was later published by Texas A&M University Press, as well as a documentary film which screened on PBS. “It has been a beautiful odyssey that continues to this day,” she says.

Read more about the Donna S. Kline Scholarship in Creative Arts


Edward M. Nagel Foundation Increases Commitment

Edward M. Nagel

The Edward M. Nagel Foundation has provided tremendous support for students since its founding in 1992.  Formed to honor businessman Edward M. Nagel, who passed away in 1996, the Nagel Foundation has helped economically disadvantaged students pursuing Business degrees.  Since 2000, the Foundation has made a direct impact on the lives of more than 100 students at SF State with a special distinction: at SF State only Liberal & Creative Arts students with business courses are eligible for the award.  Now, the Foundation has decided to endow a scholarship with a $250,000 gift.

Read more about the Nagel Foundation committment


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 other donors help make the University 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, 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 email the SF State Development Office at



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