SF State Announces Largest Gift Ever Made in a Digital Asset to a University in the U.S.

Friday, April 05, 2019

SF STATE NEWS -- The evening also acknowledged the extraordinary, longtime support of alumni George (B.A., ’65) and Judy Marcus (B.A., ’62), whose previously announced $25 million gift to the campaign last fall will support the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, including its renowned School of Cinema and its Department of Creative Writing. The couple has had a lifetime of personal and professional achievement together, and they have been robust supporters of the creative arts, humanities and athletics at SF State.

“George and Judy are synonymous with San Francisco and San Francisco State,” said longtime friend, alumnus and campaign chair John Gumas. “They met in the Potrero District, started dating at and graduated from SF State and are integral to the business, academic, cultural, and political landscape that defines our city and region.”

Gumas delineated the campaign’s priorities: empower students, champion faculty, energize programs and modernize and expand facilities. He noted that a comprehensive Campus Master Plan is underway which outlines a residential campus that is socially, environmentally and financially sustainable. The University has embarked on several major capital improvement projects, including a new 75,000-square-foot Liberal and Creative Arts Building and modernization of science, business, library and athletic facilities.