Welcome to Heart of Technology

Heart of Technology (HOT) is a philanthropic organization based in San Jose, California. Serving the South Bay and surrounding areas of the San Francisco Bay Area, our mission is to unite the high tech industry to aid charities in their fundraising efforts for the betterment of local communities and enrichment of lives. To date, the organization has netted more than $62,000 to benefit local charities in need.

Founded by Jim Hogan, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and software executive of more than 30 years, HOT fosters the innovative spirit of high technology startups and Fortune 500 companies to raise funds for local charities in need.


"At the heart of technology are people with passion for innovation and change. HOT harnesses that power to go beyond code and silicon and fund programs to help raise awareness of charitable causes that add to the betterment of life in local communities."  

Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan


skullsantaRock for CASA - Heart of Technology

Presented by Heart of Technology
and Doc Auto of Santa Cruz County

Saturday, December 6

To learn more about Rock for CASA,
check out Upcoming Events and Party Details!

Helping Teens of a CASA

Hot and Doc Auto have joined together to support CASA of Santa Cruz County by hosting a benefit party. The party raises awareness for CASA and provides holiday gifts for teens of CASA

  • 5-hour event with music, food and fundraising
  • Raise awareness of CASA, especially teens who do not have the same level
    of contributions as small children
  • Guests ask to bring gift card (teen suitable such as Target) or $10.00 minimum
    donation to enter

Event Snapshot

  • Who’s attending: Doc Auto Customer Base, HOT customer, Santa Cruz general public
  • What: Rock for CASA
  • Where: Doc Auto, 908 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
  • When: Saturday Dec 6, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Why: Bring community together to support a local charity
  • As many as 300 people are expected to attend the party
  • The event is being organized by local business Doc Auto and Heart of Technology (HOT),
    the philanthropic organization founded by EDA Veteran Jim Hogan
  • Monies raised benefit CASA, a 501(c)3 located in Santa Cruz that provides court-appointed
    advocacy for abused teens and children


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