Gift to SF State from Alumni George, Judy Marcus Reflects Trend in Philanthropy for Liberal Studies

Monday, January 07, 2019
INSIDE PHILANTHROPY -- Nor are elite universities the only institutions receiving such support. George and Judy Marcus gave $25 million to San Francisco State University to create the George and Judy Marcus Funds for Excellence in the Liberal Arts. SF State has raised $133 million toward its $150 million capital campaign goal, a relatively massive sum for a public school that, according to campaign chair John Gumas, is new to the world of high-stakes higher ed fundraising. “This is the first campaign we’d ever done,” he said. “We’re not fundraising experts.”