An alumni couple are giving San Francisco State University a $26.8 million donation — the largest gift in the university’s history.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the bulk of the donation from real estate mogul George Marcus and his wife, Judy Marcus, $25 million, will support the liberal arts. The remaining $1.8 million will establish an athletics scholarship fund.
SFSU President Leslie Wong says the money will establish the George and Judy Marcus Funds for Excellence in the Liberal Arts. The university will also use the gift for improvements in the department of Creative Writing and the School of Cinema.
Judy Otten Marcus graduated from San Francisco State in 1962 with a degree in recreation, and is a former physical education teacher.
George Marcus graduated in 1965 with a degree in economics.