From one Bay Area Council member to another, San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong recently announced the largest gift in the school’s history from George and Judy Marcus. George Marcus, who serves on the Council’s Board of Directors, is co-founder and co-chairman of Marcus & Millichap, was a 1965 graduate of the university and is a former University of California regent, among his many other civic and professional affiliations. Judy graduated from SFSU in 1962. The $25 million gift from the George and Judy Marcus Funds for Excellence in the Liberal Arts, will support student and faculty research across the college, as well as four endowed chairs and major programmatic enhancements in the department of Creative Writing and the school of Cinema. “We are extremely grateful for the Marcuses’ generosity and ongoing service and commitment to San Francisco State University,” said President Wong, who also serves on the Council’s Board of Directors. “Their steadfast support has had a profound impact on our students, faculty, staff and programs, and this history-making gift will carry that legacy far into the future.”