A donation from a Bay Area financial planner and wealth manager and his wife will be used to support a faculty fellow in taxation, a professor at San Diego State University, the school announced Friday.
The amount of the gift from Richard Seiler, who graduated from SDSU in 1978 with an accounting degree, and Susan Seiler, who earned a degree in fashion merchandising in 1979, wasn’t disclosed. The couple met while attending SDSU.
“Having the right professors in place allows the college to offer curriculum that will benefit the greatest number of students,” Richard Seiler said. “We also believe in giving to scholarships, but right now, the need is for a professor in this field.”
The couple has donated to the College of Business in the past but were inspired to provide a major gift after Susan Seiler joined a charity that gives money to College Bound. The program raises funds that help students attend and graduate from institutions of higher learning — many becoming the first in their family to do so.
“We appreciate the Seilers’ deep commitment to SDSU through their gifts of time and treasure,” said Mary Ruth Carleton, vice president of university relations and development. “Endowments that support new and existing faculty positions are crucial to the advancement of our university.”
— City News Service
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