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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.

  • Geraldine Tahajian Inspired by those who supported them, Doug and Liz decided to pay it forward and support students within the Craig School of Business.
  • Geraldine Tahajian
    Geraldine Tahajian
    Geri was known for always carrying a smile on her face, with a true love for many family and friends. She saw the good in everyone with her optimistic and positive outlook on life.
  • Jim and Louise Dunaway Jim and Louise, two retired math teachers, chose to give back to their alma maters, supporting students who wish to teach math, just like they did.
  • Doris Sullenger
    Doris Sullenger
    Doris Sullenger cared for others her whole life. One of seven children, and the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she became a caretaker...
  • William N. Beck
    William N. Beck
    Mr. William N. Beck graduated from Fresno State in 1952 with a degree in business. He went on to great success in wine marketing.
  • Col. Edwin J. Cook
    Col. Edwin J. Cook
    This retired Air Force Colonel attended Fresno State in the 1940s. This remarkable man served in the Army and Navy to finally earn...
  • Alpheda Knorr
    Alpheda Knorr
    Alpheda "Alphie" Knorr was a surgical nurse in Fresno who never attended Fresno State. No one is even sure if she ever visited the campus.
  • Pete Beiden
    Pete Beiden
    Pete Beiden is a legend in collegiate baseball...