MacIntosh committed to student success
Bob MacIntosh presents student Lisa Stanley with her scholarship at the College of Business Administration Awards Banquet.
fter nearly 30 years with PIER 39 in San Francisco, Bob MacIntosh ’61 (Accountancy) has fond memories of his time as president and CEO of the iconic waterfront attraction.
The position required strong business acumen and financial expertise, and MacIntosh credits his career success to the education he received as a student at Sacramento State following his enlistment in the Navy.
“I have always appreciated the education I received at Sac State,” says MacIntosh, who during college held a full-time job and finished his accountancy degree in four years. “I had professors who were actually people working in the real world. Some had their own CPA practices as well as teaching careers. It was a real hands-on type of teaching which was very good.”
To express gratitude, MacIntosh and his wife, Betsy England, have made several generous gifts to the University.
“One of the things we’ve been doing since 1993, is the funding of partial scholarships. We really enjoy learning about the students and presenting the scholarships at the College of Business Administration’s annual banquet.”
More recently, MacIntosh and England have become members of the Sacramento State Legacy Circle by including the University in their estate plan. Planned giving is a way to leave a lasting legacy as well as help students who are ready to begin their educational and professional journeys.
“I just really enjoy being able to help people and to potentially play a role in making them a professional accountant or business person,” MacIntosh adds. “Not every student needs help at Sac State, but there is a big majority of students who are working as many hours as they can as well as going to school.”
They are real people trying to get ahead. We strongly encourage helping them any way we can.”
By including Sacramento State in your estate plan, you can create a planned giving arrangement that not only provides for your loved ones, but helps offer life-changing opportunities for future students.