College of Liberal & Creative Arts (CLCA)

MARCUS FUNDS TRANSFORM THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS

From an overhaul of facilities in the School of Cinema to the funding of dozens of student and faculty projects, the Marcus Funds for Excellence in the Liberal Arts are making their mark and raising the level of excellence at the college. 

DEFINING THE FUTURE

George and Judy Marcus Donate Lead Gift to BOLD Thinking Campaign

In November, 2018 George Marcus (B.A., ’65) and Judie Otten Marcus (B.A., ’62) became the University's largest donors and lead supporters of the BOLD Thinking campaign. The Marcuses funded and established the George and Judy Marcus Funds for Excellence in the Liberal Arts, a comprehensive gift to the College of Liberal and Creative Arts that includes four new endowed faculty chairs, support for student and faculty research, and program and facilities upgrades.

 

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Stories

Stephen Arkin was a beloved professor in SF State’s English Department for more than 40 years. In memory of his passing in May 2020, his family, friends and colleagues established the Arkin Fund for Distinguished Students.

In its second year, the College of Liberal & Creative Arts’ Marcus Early Career Research Award will help five faculty members complete their book and film projects that explore social-justice issues in the U.S. and abroad.

Ten LCA undergrads have been chosen to receive Marcus Research Awards for their research projects.

San Francisco State University announced that the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies received an additional $1 million from alumna and Iranian American philanthropist Neda Nobari (B.S., '84), building upon her generous gift of $5 million from June 2016 that established the first-of-its-kind center.

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College of Liberal & Creative Arts Funding Initiatives

Students at Commencement

Scholarships

Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University.

SFSU Ensemble member performing

Ensemble-in-Residence (Alexander String Quartet)

The ASQ is a world-renowed chamber music group which provides artistic distinction to the College.

Planetarium scene

Documentary Film Institute

DocFilm connects students to professionals in the field, and offers faculty development, forums and exhibitions.

Portrait of Paul Longmore

Longmore Institute on Disability

The Institute showcases the expertise, creativity, and value that people with disabilities bring to society.

QCP film still

The Queer Cinema Project

QCP connects academic, cultural and political perspectives, fostering exchange between emerging and established filmmakers.

 

 

For more information about donating to the College of Liberal and Creative Arts:

 

Amanda Todd

Director of Development
(Creative Arts)
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Email: amandatodd@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3827

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Bonnie Feinberg

Senior Director of Development
(Liberal Arts)
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Email: bfeinberg@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-6363

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