SANTA CLARA, CA-A Silicon Valley venture capitalist, best known as one of the lead investors in Oracle Corp., has donated $15 million to build a new home for the Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Don Luca’s donation, which is the largest donation seen by the school’s history, will pay for a large portion of the three-story, 82,000-sf business school.

Luca, a member of the university’s board of trustees, has been a university donor since 1979. His two children are graduates of the university.

“Don Lucas continues to put his faith and funding in new ideas and new ventures. With Don’s help, we can accelerate fund raising for the new business school building,” says university President Paul Locatelli, S.J.

Lucas was a lead investor in both Oracle and Cadence Design Systems and currently serves on the board of directors for both companies, as well as Macromedia, PDF Solutions and Tricord Systems.

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