Alumni Giving Back

Don Nasser

President, Bay Properties, Inc.,
Managing Director, Castro Theatre
SF State alumnus
SF State Foundation Board member

“San Francisco State prepared me very well for my life in business. It’s a gem.”

George Marcus

Founder and chairman of The Marcus & Millichap Company
SF State alumnus


“I am grateful for my San Francisco State education. I want to help the University become even more distinguished than it already is.”

Kenneth Fong

Chairman, Kenson Ventures, LLC
California State University Board of Trustees member
SF State alumnus

“I truly believe higher education is the most precious thing this country has to offer.”

Chris Larsen

CEO and co-founder, Prosper Marketplace, Inc.
SF State alumnus


“The quality of education at San Francisco State is superb. It prepared me for the way the world works.”

Neda Nobari

Founder, Neda Nobari Foundation
Former vice chair of bebe stores, inc.
SF State alumna

“Every person should have the opportunity to pursue a quality education. I have a sense of allegiance and gratitude for having had that opportunity at San Francisco State.”

Dana Corvin

Community leader and businesswoman
SF State alumna
SF State Foundation Board member

“The more I discovered and learned about today’s San Francisco State University, the more involved I became. The caliber of its people and programs is truly impressive.”

Kay Takeyama Dilena, Ph.D.

Professor emerita of management and alumna, San Francisco State University


“Our state universities are so important. We need to join together in an effort to support public higher education.”