University celebrates historic gift’s impact on liberal and creative arts

Author: Kent Bravo
November 17, 2023
Professor of African and World History Trevor Getz presenting his research project to guests of the event.
Photo Credit: Gail Mallimson / San Francisco State University

SF State hosts showcase featuring research projects funded by 2018 gift, largest in University history

In 2018, San Francisco State University announced a $25 million gift from alumni and philanthropists George and Judy Marcus, the largest gift in University history. Five years later, the gift continues to have a tremendous impact on the liberal and creative arts at San Francisco State.

To celebrate that transformation, SF State hosted an event yesterday showcasing some of the innovative research, scholarship and creative activities made possible with this gift. Leaders from across the state were present, stressing the importance of liberal and creative arts and recognizing how the Marcuses have advanced these fields through their philanthropy. Special guests included California Gov. Gavin Newsom, California State University Board of Trustees Chair Wenda Fong and Consul General of Greece in San Francisco Socrates Sourvinos.

Read the full story on SF State News.