Code.org, a non-profit with the goal of ensuring that every K-12 school in the country teaches computer science has rounded up an eye-popping list of donors and other partners. Co-founder Hadi Partovi, who immigrated from Iran and worked at Microsoft before becoming a start-up guy and an investor, says he relied heavily on the network he's built up over the years.
The list of the organization's individual donors includes some of the tech world's superstars:
Ali and Hadi Partovi
Ballmer Family Giving
Barton Family Foundation
Diane Tang & Ben Smith
John and Ann Doerr
Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan
Ned and Haleh Clapp
Nick and Leslie Hanauer Foundation
The NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education
Owen Van Natta
Sean N. Parker Foundation
The company has also solicited contributions from a number of notable tech and other business giants, including:
Juniper Networks Foundation Fund
JP Morgan Chase
Allen & Co
Code.org has also rounded up many companies that have promised to support its efforts in non-monetary ways, such as helping publicize its effort to get millions of people to spend an hour coding during one week in December. And the organization is building partnerships with educational enterprises, such as Kahn Academy and the Computer Science Teachers Association to push its agenda forward. Code.org expects to have the full list of partners on its website, www.code.org, soon.
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