Arizona State University (commonly referred to as ASU or Arizona State) is a national space-grant institution and public metropolitan research university located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of Arizona. ASU is the largest public university in the United States by enrollment. Founded in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School for the Arizona Territory, the school came under control of the Arizona Board of Regents in 1945 and was renamed Arizona State College. A 1958 statewide ballot measure gave the university its present name, making Arizona State one of the nation's newest public research universities.
San Francisco State University was established in 1899 as a teacher-training school. SF State has been known for its commitment to excellent teaching. Students work closely with senior professors and other instructors from freshman year through graduation. Trained in some of the finest institutions in the world, faculty members include winners of prestigious teaching awards, cutting-edge researchers, and professionals devoted to solving community problems.
The Financial Planning Association (or FPA) (U.S.), created in 2000 through the merger of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) and the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP), is a leadership and advocacy organization for those who provide, support and benefit from financial planning. Based in Denver, Colorado, FPA works with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations. The organization's stated Primary Aim is to be the community that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the practice and profession of financial planning. FPA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are charged with helping the organization reach its mission while upholding the organization's bylaws.
CFA Society San Francisco (CFASF) leads the investment profession by promoting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence through education and fellowship. CFASF is part of an unusual association management universe that does not function within a traditional chapter/parent framework. Instead, the Society is an independent California-incorporated 501c(6) non-profit association, which affords it a level of autonomy within the CFA Institute community.
American Blue Chip Investment Management manages Global Asset Allocation portfolios that invest in individual stocks and bonds and use ETFs and mutual funds. The firm's objective is to preserve and grow wealth for their clients. To avoid permanent capital loss over the long-term, they employ a value-oriented investment approach that is based on the concept of investing with a margin of safety. American Blue Chip Investment Management employs quantitative techniques to identify large-cap securities that exhibit strong sales and earnings growth
The Olympic Club is an athletic club and private social club in San Francisco, California. Its main "City Clubhouse" is located in downtown San Francisco, and its three golf courses are in the southwestern corner of the city, at the border with Daly City. The "Lakeside Clubhouse" is located just north of the Daly City border; the two clubhouses are separated by about 10 miles (16 km).
The three golf courses are named Lake, Ocean, and Cliffs. Lake and Ocean are 18-hole par-71 courses, and the Cliffs is a nine-hole par-3 course in the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All three venues are lined with many trees (almost 40,000 on the Lake course) and offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The United States Golf Association recognizes the Olympic Club as one of the first 100 golf clubs established in the United States.