Seven Tech Philanthropists to Watch in 2015

The past year was a big one for tech philanthropy, chock full of major gifts, new initiatives, and recently-minted billionaires preparing to build a charitable legacy. So who should we really be watching in 2015?
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Top Tech Philanthropists Take Different Tacks on Immigration

The tech industry has long backed immigration reform out of a hunger for highly skilled workers. But some tech funders also have humanitarian concerns in this area. Which techies are out front on immigration?
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Can SF Gives Reach Its $10M Target By Tomorrow?

Back in March, the SF Gives campaign set a a goal of getting 20 tech companies to donate $500,000 each to fight poverty in the Bay Area. Spearheaded by Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff, the coalition, which includes Google, LinkedIn, and Zynga, recently announced the addition of Apple. With one day to go, however, the campaign still appears to be a couple million short.
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Big Money vs. Premature Births

A million lives are lost each year worldwide due to premature births, and the harmful health effects go well beyond that stark number. This is just the sort of solvable problem that technocratic funders love -- people like Marc and Lynne Benioff, and Bill and Melinda Gates.
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Marc and Lynne Benioff's $100 Million Announcement

Marc and Lynne Benioff have long been active in the Bay Area philanthropy scene. But now they're really ramping things up. The Salesforce founder and CEO and his wife just made their second $100 million donation to UCSF hospitals since 2010, doubling down on children's health.
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Message: We Care. Marc Benioff Leads Tech Anti-Poverty Coalition

The Bay Area tech community has been taking a pounding lately for turning the region into a land of haves and have not, where anyone without stock options struggles to get by. Now a coalition of nine Silicon Valley tech companies is signalling that they really do care by getting behind Tipping Point Community, a leading organization fighting poverty in the Bay Area.
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