We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jim (James) Hogan, Founder of Heart of Technology. Literally the heart of the organization, Jim was an inspiration to many and an advocate for those less fortunate. He was passionate about helping disadvantaged kids and providing opportunities for them to succeed in life. He was a champion for underprivileged students to get the support they need for an education. And he believed in giving second chances to those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction to live a good and productive life. His compassion was only outweighed by the love of his family, for which he strove to make the world a better place.
Since 2009, Heart of Technology has raised over $200,000 to benefit charities and nonprofits in need. These include:
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to keep children connected to their siblings, teach skills for life, and provide CASA volunteers.
- Guardian Scholars Program at San Jose State University that provides holistic support services for former and current foster youth, wards of the court unaccompanied homeless youth, and youth under legal guardianship.
- The Gary Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment at San Jose State that awards one undergraduate scholarship yearly.
- SEMI Foundation’s High Tech U helping students in underserved communities gain a foothold in technology careers.
- FleaHab Sober Living of Santa Cruz County that helps recovering addicts through a unique approach to sober living that that integrates sports, nutrition and healthy lifestyle into recovery.
Jim was a true philanthropist who devoted his time and money to the welfare of others. He was a dynamic force in business, as a mentor and friend, husband, father and grandfather, and in his love for his fellow man and community.
Thank you Jim for your service, your light, your guidance and your love. You will be deeply missed.