Valensi Rose Senior Partner Philip S. Magaram has been named Director Emeritus of the California State University Northridge Foundation, where he served on the Board for more than 23 years.

Robert D. Gunsalus, Ph.D., Foundation President, said the designation recognizes Mr. Magaram’s “dedication to the mission of CSUN” and his “willingness to advocate for and help with the advancement of the university.”

Mr. Magaram served on the CSUN Foundation Board of Directors from 1995 until 2017. During that time, he served on the Foundation Development Committee, Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Membership Committee from April 1, 2014 until June 30, 2017. He also served as a member of the Task Force on Engagement and the HHD Center of Achievement Physically Disabled.

Mr. Magaram continues to serve CSUN as a member of the President’s Business Council Steering Committee.

He helped create the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, which was named after his first wife Marilyn (a CSUN alumna and faculty member), who passed away in 1989. The Center provides opportunities for students to learn about nutrition and its effects on health and the community, including low-income neighborhoods.

Mr. Magaram has made substantial gifts in support of the center, and is a member of the Heritage Society. He also brought several major donors to CSUN, including the Joseph Drown Foundation, Frances Thieriot, and the Green Foundation.