Major Gifts Announced at Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner

March 19, 2013

SF STATE NEWS -- Three gifts totaling more than $1.5 million were announced March 15 at SF State’s Alumni Hall of Fame dinner, which concluded a week of activities celebrating the investiture of President Leslie E. Wong. John Gumas, chair of the San Francisco State University Foundation, announced donations from friends and alumni in honor of President Wong, including a transformative gift from long-time friend of the University Laurie Pitman and two gifts from alumnus Pam Fong — $100,000 to the Wong Endowed Scholarship and $25,000 to the Department of Biology. A successful entrepreneur, Pitman is a longtime supporter of the Department of History, having co-funded the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Endowed Chair in History, among other programs. At the event, award-winning director Lisa Cholodenko, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Al Martinez, deaf theatre artist Bernard Bragg and civic leader/philanthropist Judy Marcus were inducted into SF State’s Alumni Hall of Fame.