Cloud Connect Santa Clara 2012 Chooses as Official Event Beneficiary

Cloud Connect Santa Clara 2012 selected as its event beneficiary in order to support education in the Santa Clara public school system. is an online nonprofit that makes it quick and easy for you to directly impact the lives of students and classrooms in need. Together, we're working to improve education for the next generation of IT visionaries.

By clicking on the widget to the right, you're one step closer to making an impact.

Conference and Keynote Evaluations – After attending any workshop, conference session or keynote program, complete our on-line survey and a *donation will be made to our selected classrooms.

Event Participation – We encourage our community members, speakers and exhibitors to donate as well. Make a donation here! grew out of a Bronx high school where teachers experienced first-hand the scarcity of learning materials in our public schools. Charles Best, then a social studies teacher, sensed that many people would like to help distressed public schools, but were frustrated by a lack of influence over their donations. He created in 2000 so that individuals could connect directly with classrooms in need.

Our mission is to improve public education by empowering every teacher to be a change-maker and enabling any citizen to be a philanthropist. Our vision is a nation where students in every community have the resources they need to learn.

For all programs related to Cloud Connect and parent company UBM Tech’s support of, Cloud Connect will grant the maximum amount of $2,000.00 to