Susan and John A. Sobrato, a Santa Clara University alumnus, alumni parent, and a member of the Board of Trustees, have donated $100 million to Santa Clara University to establish the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. The new facility will bolster the University’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs.
“Sue and I and our son John Michael have agreed to leave 100 percent of our wealth to the Sobrato Family Foundation to invest in organizations that improve the lives of the less fortunate in the greater Silicon Valley community and to institutions like Santa Clara University, which have helped make The Sobrato Organization the success that it is,” remarked John A.Sobrato, founder of The Sobrato Organization, and the parent of two Santa Clara University graduates, John M. Sobrato and Sheri Sobrato Brisson.
“I was the first in my Italian immigrant family to go to college. My education was grounded in ethics and by giving back to the community, I hope that students for generations to come will have an opportunity to learn just like my family and I did,” added Sobrato.