George and Judy Marcus met as students at San Francisco State University. He founded and became president of the San Francisco State's first economics club and completed an undergraduate degree in economics in only two and a half years. She graduated with a degree in physical education. They have both been inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at San Francisco State.
George Marcus is founder and chairman of the Marcus & Millichap Company, a real estate development, investment and brokerage firm, and its affiliates. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the California State University System from 1981 to 1989, helping to select two San Francisco State presidents, Chia-Wei Woo and Robert Corrigan. He currently serves on the CSU Foundation Board of Governors. Having emigrated from Greece at the age of four, George Marcus also has played an important role in the development of Greek Studies at San Francisco State, serving on the board and as chairman of the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, which was formed to support the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair for Modern Greek Studies.
Judy Marcus has been a creative force in non-profit leadership for the past 30 years. She served as president of the board of the Community Services Agency (CSA), Families in Transition and Breast Cancer Connections, and has been an active leader with the Peninsula Humane Society, Montalvo Arts Center, and Avenidas Senior Center. She currently serves on the San Francisco State University Foundation's Board of Directors.