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

The event features live music by The Aftershocks and Bad Santas. Libations will be provided by Seabright Brewery. Woodstock's Pizza and the Santa Cruz Diner will be providing some delicious nibbles. To learn more about Rock for CASA, check out Upcoming Events and Party Details!

What is CASA?

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a local non-profit organization, empowers volunteers to provide advocacy, stability, and hope to children and youth in foster care who have been abused or neglected. The event is raising funds to provide CASA teens with gift cards for the holidays such as Target, Best Buy, Ross, Big 5, the Capitola Mall, Verve, Starbucks, Fantastic Sam's, SuperCuts, and movie tickets to local theaters.

Join the Party!

  • Make a cash or gift card donation of $10 or greater at the door.
  • Donate online.

The first 25 donations of $25 or more will receive a limited edition event t-shirt!

Fun and Games

Join the fun and pick up holiday gifts while supporting a great cause! All proceeds will go to CASA of Santa Cruz County.

Head/Tales Game

Play to win a Sunset Cruise for Four on the Chardonnay II and a CASA gift basket, valued at $300!

Raffle: You could win a 1980's Flame Top Japanese Fender Telecaster Guitar!


Value is approximately $1,000! This guitar has a
few modifications that includes
a Strat three pickup
and a modified tone and volume control.
It comes with a
hard shell case. It's been set up
by Keith Holland Guitars in Los Gatos.

Silent Auction

Bid on goods and services from local businesses and artisans! Auction items include:

  • $100 I love Sushi
  • $40 Gift card to Gayles Bakery
  • Car care package from O'Rielly's worth $100
  • Hindquarters Restaurant $75.00
  • Shadowbrook/Crows Nest gift card for $25
  • Two necklace pendants from Vintage with a Spin
  • Woodstocks Pizza party for 15 kids
  • Free rental for 2 wetsuits & 2 surfboards for 2 days from O'Neill Surf Shop

Thank you for joining us in supporting CASA of Santa Cruz County.
For many children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.