Silicon Valley Couple Offers $500,000 Challenge Grant for Secular Coalition
Silicon Valley Couple Offers $500,000 Challenge Grant to Nontheist Lobbying Group
Secular Coalition for America’s Efforts to Prevent Theocratic Government Receive Support from Philanthropists Jeff Hawkins and Janet Strauss
(Washington, DC) The Secular Coalition for America today announced a matching gift challenge of up to $500,000 from philanthropists Jeff Hawkins and Janet Strauss. Jeff is the mobile computing entrepreneur who invented the PalmPilot and the Treo, and is now known for his work in brain theory at Numenta Inc., a company he co-founded in 2005.
“Our government was founded on the principles of separation of church and state,” said Jeff. “It is vital to protect those principles for the benefit of all Americans.” Added Janet, “We hope to attract new donors and raise major gifts, so that the Secular Coalition for America will become an even more vital and effective voice in our country.”