Donor Recognition

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Our Donors Are Our Partners

Thank You for Your Leadership Support!

With the generous participation of our donors, SF State has reached the milestone of raising over 50% of the $150 Million goal in our Bold.Thinking. campaign. We would like to thank the following individuals, estates, corporations, foundations, and organizations for making gifts of $25,000 or more between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017:

Estate of Serena J. de Bellis
$2,010,553
to the Frank V. de Bellis Collection Endowment Fund

W. K. Kellogg Foundation
$750,000
to EdVance

Stupski Foundation
$500,000
to Metro College Success Interventions

The California Endowment
$386,533
to the New Generations Initiative - Supporting Healthy Youth Development

Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
$370,000
to support training activities within Metro Academies

DuPont Pioneer/Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
$263,916
a gift-in-kind of reagents and equipment to the College of Science and Engineering

Chris Larsen Fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
$250,000
to the Larsen/Lam Family Educator Preparation Collaborative

Marc Benioff Private Fund
$225,000
to support the California Pre-term Birth initiative (PTBi-CA) SF Community Engagement Platform

Estate of Diana Root
$134,333.25
to the General Endowment Fund

Alexandra Laboutin Bannon
$100,000
to the Alexandra Laboutin Bannon Scholarship Endowment

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$100,000
to Packard Ed. D. Fellowships in ECE

May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation
$97,000
to the Morrison Concert Series

The ARCS Foundation, Inc.
80,000
to the Achievement Rewards College Scientists Scholarship

The San Francisco Foundation
$56,000
to Jumpstart EDvance Pilot

Gilman Louie and Amy Chan Donor-Advised Fund of the Asian Pacific Fund
$50,000
to the Guardian Scholars Program

Nancy Lee Mar
$50,000
to help establish the Janet Sim Scholarship Endowment

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$49,964
to decision-making toward successful physical activity practices in schools in the Department of Health Education

The Sher-Right Fund
$45,000
to the Sher-Right Scholarship Endowment in the School of Art at SF State

Union Bank Foundation
$37,500
to the Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business

The Joy Trust
$34,763
to scholarships across all majors at SF State

Foundation for Community Government and Entrepreneurship
$30,153
to Engineering for the development of a certificate program in watershed management and related workshops

Arlee Maier
$30,000
to the Special Education Development Fund

Pottruck Fund of Schwab Charitable
$30,000
to the Guardian Scholars Program

JK Irwin Fund of the Tides Foundation
$25,000
to the John Irwin Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Josephine M. Markovich
$25,000
gift annuity to the Special Education Scholarship Fund

Ariana Mae Hatami Foundation/Farzin and Julie Hatami
$25,000
to support the Ariana Mae Hatami Scholarship for Victims of Domestic Violence

Ticket to Dream Foundation
$25,000
to the SF State Guardian Scholars - Successful Futures

The Morris Stulsaft Foundation
$25,000
to the Guardian Scholars Program

Daniel Martinelli
$25,000
to the Martinelli Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Crankstart Foundation
$25,000
to Project Rebound

Camilla Smith
$25,000
to the Digital Cultural Heritage Project

 

2016-2017 Donors

In FY 2016/2017, our Bold.Thinking campaign raised $17.5 Million. The University would like extend our sincere thanks to the following individuals, estates, corporations, foundations, and organizations that made gifts of $25,000 or more between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017:

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 establish the Frauke Gries Endowment for Professional Development for faculty teaching in the humanities in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Colonel and Mrs. John Kern
$1,000,000
to build new education and research facilities at the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
$1,000,000
to the Inclusive Excellence Initiative Studies

The Opportunity Institute
$575,000
to Project Rebound

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

Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
$571,755
to the Commercial Real Estate Program Fund

Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
$361,075
to support the EDvance San Francisco teacher preparation program

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

Merritt Community Capital Corporation
$267,710
$150,000 to support housing research in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
$117,710 for the Merritt Community Capital Scholarship Fund

Estate of Lilly M. Berry
$254,781
to the Lilly M. Berry Scholarship Endowment in Psychology

Tipping Point Community
$250,000
to SF State Guardian Scholars

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

Marc Benioff Private Fund
$225,000
to support the Pre-term Birth initiative (PTBi-CA) SF Community Engagement Platform

Chris Larsen
$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

Estate of Salvador Chavez
$191,810
to the Dr. Salvador Chavez and Dr. Edward O. Hascall Transitional Scholarship Fund

Genentech Foundation
$170,500
to the Dissertation Scholars program in the College of Science and Engineering

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Glanville
$156,000
to establish the Dorothy L. Davis Memorial Scholarship in Nursing Fund

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

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

Robert E. Collins Charitable Remainder Unitrust
$144,355
to the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund

The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute
$125,000
to support the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Archive Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$121,142
to support the California Teacher Summit 2016

The Dhanam Foundation
$105,469
$59,105 to support Preschool Counts, an early childhood mathematics project in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development
$46,364 to establish The Vijay and Ram Shiriram Fund for Early Childhood Mathematics

AT&T
$100,000
to the Willie L. Brown Fellowship Program

The Estate of Maria Carter
$100,000
for the Guardian Scholars Program

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 the Special Education Department in 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

Estate of Hyman D. Agid
$77,605
to the Agid Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

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

Heising-Simons Foundation
$72,412
in support Phase II of the Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) Network

The Estate of Larry George Newsome
$71,013
to create endowed funds for use in the Humanities department

The ARCS Foundation
$70,000
to support the Achievement Rewards College Scientists Scholarship Fund

The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
$70,000
to support research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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

Anthropocene Institute
$64,928
in support of the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus

Neda Nobari Foundation
$50,000
for the Guardian Scholars Program

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 across all majors for students whose education was interrupted and who return to pursue a baccalaureate degree

Trust of Henry and Sandra Aguirre
$50,000
to the Design & Industry Scholarship Endowment Fund

Sysmex America, Inc.
$49,048
for a Science and Engineering gift-in-kind
 

Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation
$45,000
for the Guardian Scholars Program

The Bengier Foundation
$45,000
for continued support of scholarships across all majors 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

Simmone E. R. Kuo
$40,000
to support activity classes in the Kinesiology Department

Bay Area Lyme Foundation
$30,000
to the Biology Department to fund Lyme Disease genotype distribution research

Foundation for Community Government and Entrepreneurship
$30,000
to support faculty research in the School of Engineering

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

Karen Grove and Jay Ach
$25,729
to the Professor Emerita Karen Grove & Jay Ach Fellowship Fund

Dr. David K. Wellisch and Ms. Joan Elizabeth Sanders
$25,000
in support of the Psychology Department's Clinical Program

Frank and Christine De Francesco
$25,000
to create an endowed scholarship 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 in the College of Health and Social Sciences

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

Thank you!