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Founder of Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, takes a red-tape-free approach to giving to SF schools, in contradistinction to other large donors in educational philanthropy.

"The list of high-tech moguls looking to disrupt, remake, revamp and ultimately “fix” public education is long — from Bill Gates to Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, not to mention William Hewlett and David Packard, to name a few.

"In San Francisco, the big name in education philanthropy is Marc Benioff, but his patience and hands-off approach to change are a departure from many of his peers.

"The Salesforce.com founder continues to test that approach, and will announce Monday that his long-term commitment to city schools will include a $6 million grant for this school year."--Jill Tucker, SFGate

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