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#017--September 29, 1999
Contact: Merrik Bush-Pirkle/John Essex
phone: 415/338-1665

Marin Community Foundation announces fund honoring SFSU professor

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., September 29, 1999—Dr. Thomas Peters, president of the Marin Community Foundation, announced this week the establishment of a fund to honor San Francisco State University psychology professor Dr. Ruth Goldman.

"The conviction and purpose of this fund represents the highest form of philanthropy—giving back to a community so that others might thrive," said Peters.

Goldman, who depended on financial support to reach her own educational goals, hopes the fund will help economically disadvantaged students who face similar challenges. As a woman and an immigrant who faced poverty and struggled to become acculturated, Goldman has made a special effort to mentor students facing similar challenges. "Without the availability of public scholarships, I never would have attained my doctorate," she said.

The Goldman Family Fund will provide educational support to exceptional students who wish to pursue further education but lack the economic resources to do so. Although eligibility is not limited by race or gender, Goldman hopes the fund will help alleviate the particular burdens faced by women and immigrants who want to pursue a higher education.

The Marin Community Foundation provides support in many areas, including education, the arts, human services and community development. For more information about the Foundation, please call (415) 461-3333.

A highly diverse community of 27,000 students and 3,500 faculty and staff, San Francisco State is one of the largest campuses in the nationally recognized 23-campus California State University system. Throughout 1999, the university is celebrating its centennial year of service to San Francisco, the Bay Area, California and beyond.


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