Oracle Makes $100K Gift to Help Restore Ralston Hall Mansion

For Immediate Release (7/25/2016)

Belmont, Calif.— Oracle responded to the call to save Ralston Hall with a gift of $100,000 and earned naming rights for the beautiful crystal chandelier in the entry foyer and the etched glass entry doors on the first floor.

“We are very grateful to our neighbor and benefactor Oracle for this gift to Ralston Hall,” said Dino Hernandez, vice president for advancement. “Both naming opportunities will give us the chance to recognize and thank Oracle for its generosity.”

Oracle was one of dozens of corporate and individual donors to name spaces both within Ralston Hall and on the surrounding grounds. When the $20-million restoration is completed in 2018, it will afford students, faculty, administration, families, alumni, members of the community and all visitors to campus the occasion to enjoy the historic beauty.


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