Former Apple executive gives $20M to Cal Poly

Nov 3, 2014 4:29 PM by News Staff

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - A former chief financial officer for Apple has donated $20 million to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in what officials are calling the largest cash gift the university has ever received.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports 51-year-old Peter Oppenheimer made the donation with his wife, Beth. Both are Cal Poly graduates.

The university said Monday that the money is pledged for its College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences. It will be used to modernize current facilities and build a farm store, an equestrian pavilion and an arena for livestock events and conferences.

Oppenheimer worked for Apple for 18 years. He is currently a director of Goldman Sachs and vice chair of the Cal Poly Foundation board.


Information from: The Tribune

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