Campus: San Josť State University -- December 12, 2000

Fund-Raising Committee Named for New SJSU/City Of San Jose Library

John E. Warnock, president, co-chairman and CEO of Adobe Systems of San Josť, has been named chair of the committee overseeing fund raising for the new City of San Josť-San Josť State University library now under construction.

The eight-story, 475,000-square-foot library, to be called the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, is the first such collaboration between a major U.S. city and a university.

Several other committee members have been named to the fund-raising committee. They are:

  • Diane N. Brandenburg, director of the Brandenburg Family Foundation and supporter of numerous Silicon Valley community organizations;
  • Jennifer DiNapoli, secretary of J.P. DiNapoli Companies, a property management firm in San Josť;
  • Susan Hammer, former San Josť mayor and CEO of the Synopsys Outreach Foundation of Mountain View;
  • R. William Hauck, an SJSU alum and president of the California Business Roundtable, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of executives from leading California companies based in Sacramento. He also is chairman of the board of trustees of the California State University;
  • Sally Lucas, former co-owner, with her husband Don, of the Lucas (car) Dealership Group and supporter of several Santa Clara Valley community groups;
  • Art Lund, an SJSU alum and an attorney with Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel of San Jose;
  • Dee Dee Meyers, former White House press secretary for President Bill Clinton and currently a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine and broadcast commentator;
  • John P. Morgridge, chairman of Cisco Systems of San Josť;
  • Peter Ueberroth, an SJSU alum and a partner with the Contrarian Group, a business management firm in Newport Beach. He also was former baseball commissioner and 1984 Olympics organizer.

Commenting on the new committee membership, SJSU President Robert L. Caret said, "The City of San Josť and the university are honored to have such distinguished and well-respected individuals committed to a unique project that will benefit our valley and also serve as a model for other metropolitan areas."

SJSU is spearheading the community-wide fund-raising campaign, according to Juliana Ver Steeg of Hayes Briscoe Associates, a consulting firm.

Most of the $177.5 million cost for the library will be underwritten by the City of San Josť, SJSU and the California State University system.

The committee's fund-raising goal is $16.5 million; funds will be used to supplement the building's technology. The David and Lucille Packard Foundation already has contributed $1 million to the campaign.

Groundbreaking for the new structure, to be located on the SJSU campus at the corner of Fourth and San Fernando streets, was held Oct. 20; construction is expected to be completed by 2003.

The current city library, which also bears Dr. Martin Luther King's name, will be replaced by the new structure, as will the university's current Clark Library.

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