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The Tech Celebrates Achievement of $14 Million Toward $25 Million Endowment Goal

Press Release Date 
Thursday, May 16, 2002
SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 16, 2002 – At a black tie dinner tonight at San Jose's Fairmont Hotel, over 400 donors, educators and friends will celebrate the achievement of $14 million dollars towards a goal of $25 million for The Tech Museum of Innovation's Cornerstone Campaign for the Endowment. Endowment Campaign Co-Chairs Frank Quattrone and Boots del Biaggio will present gifts of appreciation to donors who each contributed gifts of $1 million or more. These distinguished investors are Marie and Bill Bianco, Ann and John Doerr, Joan and Mike Hackworth, Intel Corporation, Knight Ridder, Deedee and Burt McMurty, Ann Bowers Noyce, Denise and Frank Quattrone, and Mary Lois and Jack Wheatley. Ned Barnholt, Chairmain of The Tech's Board and President and CEO of Agilent Technologies, will present community volunteer Marilyn Pratt with the 2002 Inspiration Award. Marilyn has dedicated herself to The Tech's growth and achievement for more than 20 years, from her service on the Founding Board to her outstanding work as a Board leader today. The Tech launched its endowment campaign in 1998 after successfully completing a $113 million Capital Campaign that funded its current facility. The Tech engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. For general information, visit or call (408) 294-TECH (8324).