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Altera Charity Golf Tournament Benefits STEM Education in Silicon Valley



   Altera Charity Golf Tournament Benefits STEM Education in Silicon Valley

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation hosted its
inaugural Altera Foundation Cup (AFC) charity golf tournament in September and
raised $30,000 for Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT), a Silicon Valley
non-profit organization that provides creative educational activities for
teachers specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
programs. RAFT serves 7,300 educators and 630,000 students each year in the
Bay Area.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101012/SF78952LOGO)

"As we approach RAFT's 20^th anniversary, we are continually developing new
ways to support educators in their efforts to increase student learning," says
RAFT Founder and Executive Director Mary Simon. "This would simply not be
possible without the creative, resource-generating efforts of dedicated groups
like Altera."

Vince Hu, vice president for Altera's worldwide field application engineering
organization, served as lead organizer for the tournament.  He said, "We
recognize the value RAFT brings to teachers and students and are proud we
could raise the much-needed funds to support their continued good work."

More than 130 golfers turned out for the event held at a golf course in Los
Altos, California. Golfers included representatives from Altera, Advantest,
Amkor, Arrow, Arteris, AES, Stevens Creek BMW, Cisco, Cypress, Digi-key, EMC,
GSI Technology, ISI-Nallatech, Kinsus, KPMG, Linear Tech, Macnica, Mouser,
NetApp, TI and Unimicron.

The funds raised through the Altera Foundation Cup represent the latest
contribution donated through the Altera Foundation in support of STEM
programs. In 2012, The Altera foundation issued a $500,000 grant to a local
Silicon Valley-based school system to provide children with better access to
classroom technology and further technology-based teaching methods. 

The Altera Foundation was established to further Altera's charitable giving
efforts. The foundation supports Altera's corporate values, especially the
belief that innovation enables the betterment of individuals, communities, and
society. Through company donations and employee giving, the foundation
encourages the application of STEM education to solve real-world problems.

About Altera
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rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets.
Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such
as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
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Editor Contact:
Sue Martenson
Altera Corporation
(408) 544-8148
newsroom@altera.com

 

 

SOURCE Altera Corporation

Website: http://www.altera.com
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