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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Educating Working People At Night
    Educating Working People At Night
    I already understood the importance of higher education when I graduated from San Francisco’s George Washington High School.
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  • First In My Family
    First In My Family
    I was the first in my family to graduate from college. The very idea of attending law school was foreign to them—and daunting to me.
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  • Outstanding Instructors in the Field
    Outstanding Instructors in the Field
    In the late 1960s, I was a recent veteran, living in San Francisco. I had studied engineering at UC Berkeley, but decided that I wanted a different career.
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  • Aspiring Immigrant Achieves Dream
    Aspiring Immigrant Achieves Dream
    When I arrived at Golden Gate University School of Law in the 1980s, I was an aspiring immigrant from India. I had a dream to practice law...
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  • Degree Working in the Admissions Office Persuaded Me
    Degree Working in the Admissions Office Persuaded Me
    It was a no-brainer to include Golden Gate University in my estate plan. I had the good fortune to be part of the GGU Admissions...
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  • Many Promotions Thanks to GGU
    Many Promotions Thanks to GGU
    I did not set out to have a marketing career at the phone company. A speech pathology major at Kent State, I took a management training course for women...
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  • Dream Big
    Dream Big
    I graduated from Golden Gate University with an MBA in 1994, which gave me the credentials I needed to teach at the Command...
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  • A Natural Progression
    A Natural Progression
    For me, including GGU in my trust was not an activity that required deep contemplation or much hesitancy.
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  • Planning Ahead
    Planning Ahead
    Both my wife, Peg, and I believe in giving back. I have benefited greatly from my Golden Gate degree and my time on the Alumni Association board...
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  • On Giving Back
    On Giving Back
    In 1974, I was concerned about going to law school because I am a gay man -- which was a "status offense," and a felony in most states.
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  • GGU Law School Welcomed Me
    GGU Law School Welcomed Me
    As a member of the GGU Bridge Society I welcome the opportunity to support my law school through my estate planning. On the very first day of law school...
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