Morgan Hill Community Foundation Joins Silicon Valley Gives in First-Ever Local Day of Giving on May 6, 2014

Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation (MHCF) will join more than 500 non-profits in the Silicon Valley Gives event, a first-ever day of giving in our region that aims to inspire and unite local communities to support philanthropic causes.

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) in honor of the 100th anniversary of community foundations, participating non-profits will raise money through a single online donation platform during a 24-hour fundraising effort to raise millions of dollars to benefit charitable organizations of all sizes making a difference in the day-to-day lives in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Benito counties.

Like the SVCF, the MHCF is committed to strengthening the common good locally and to foster a give where you live philosophy with its residents, civic groups, local small businesses and mid-size to large corporations operating in Morgan Hill.

Silicon Valley Gives provides a phenomenal opportunity for anyone at any level to be a philanthropist for a day, and to make a real contribution to the quality of life here in Morgan Hill, said Amy Whelan, President of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation. Were excited to mobilize the community over the next 30 days in the countdown to the May 6th event in support of MHCF and our partners. Stay tuned on our website, in local media and at the MHCF Silicon Valley Gives page for more information about how individuals and companies can get involved!

Although the Silicon Valley Gives event kicks off at 12 a.m. on May 6, 2014, donations of $ 10 or more can be scheduled now to benefit the Morgan Hill community by taking these simple steps:

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Q&A: Anyone from ohio? Northeast ohio?

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Question by Lanie: Anyone from ohio? Northeast ohio?
planning for summer and i need something fun to do

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Answer by quantum_0813
Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.

and more…

Museums & Halls of Fame:

Akron Police Museum
America’s Dairy & Ice Cream Museum
American Toy Marble Museum
Cleveland Police Historical Museum
Cleveland-style Polka Hall of Fame
Croatian Heritage Museum
Dittrick Museum of Medical History
Great Lakes Science Center
Hoover Historical Center
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Mansfield Fire Museum
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Ohio Society of Military History
Pro Football Hall-of-Fame Museum
Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame Museum
Spirit of ’76 Museum
Susie’s Museum of Childhood
Ukranian Museum & Archives
Whitney Store Museum

Planes, Trains & Automobiles:

Ashtabula Marine Museum
Canton Classic Car Museum
Depot Museum
Goodyear World of Rubber
Int. Women’s Air & Space Museum
Lake Erie Boating & Fishing Fest
MAPS Air Museum
Medina Toy & Train Museum
NASA Glenn Visitors Center
National Packard Auto Museum
Orrville Railroad Heritage Society
Steamship William G. Mather Museum
USS Cod Submarine Tour

Art Museums & Botanical Gardens:

Akron Museum of Art
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Butler Institute of American Art
Canton Museum of Art
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cowan Pottery Museum
Holden Arboretum
Rockefeller Park Gardens & Greenhouse
Romanian Ethnic Art Museum
Secrest Arboretum
Studio of 5 Rings
Temple Museum of Religious Art

Historic Homes, Villages & Farms:

Century Village Museum
Franzee House
Frostville Museum
Hale Farm and Village
Hubbard House
John Smart House
Lake Farmpark
Millionaires Row
Old Stone House Museum
Quailcrest Farm
Rose Hill Museum
Squire’s Castle
Schoenbrunn Village
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Stearns Homestead
Tallmadge Church
Telling Mansion
Yoder’s Amish Home
Zoar Village

Historical Museums & Sites:

Ashtabula County History Museum
Aurora Historical Society Museum
Bedford Historical Society Museum
Black River Historical Museum
Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum
Mahler Museum
Massillon Museum
McKinley Presidential Museum
Oberlin Heritage Center
Perry Historical Museum
Portage County Historical Society
Strongsville Historical Society Village
Western Reserve Historical Society

Famous Birthplaces & Memorials:

Garfield Birth Site & Tomb
Lakeview Cemetery
Mansfield Soldiers & Sailors Museum
National McKinley Birthplace Museum

Wineries & Vineyards:

Debonné Vineyards
Grand River Cellars Windery
John Christ Winery
Klingshirn Winery
Old Firehouse Winery
Studio of 5 Rings
Virant Family Winery

Unique Ohio Shopping:

The Arcade
Lehman’s
Loudonville
Quaker Square
The J.M. Smucker Co. Store & Cafe
The West Side Market
Wooster

Performing Arts & Theater:

Akron Civic Theatre (Fridays)
Akron Symphony (Varies)
Ashtabula Arts Center
Carousel Dinner Theater
Cleveland Comedy Clubs
Cleveland Institute of Music (Varies)
Cleveland Playhouse Square Center
Cleveland SignStage Theatre (Varies)
Ohio Ballet Summer Festival (Summer)
Players Guild Theatre (Mon – Sat)
Shakespeare Festival (June-July)
Trumpet In The Land (June-August)

Tours & Demonstrations:

A Christmas Story House
Amish Heartland Tours
The Arcade
BIBLEWALK
Carrousel District
Garrett’s Mill
GoodTime III Cruise
Lake Erie Lighthouses
Mansfield Reformatory Historical Tours
Middlefield Cheese House
Ohio Agricultural Res. & Dev. Ctr.
Old Stone Church
Playhouse Square Center
Quaker Square
Severance Hall
The J.M. Smucker Co. Store & Cafe
Warther Carvings & Gardens
The West Side Market

The Great Outdoors:

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Lake Erie Lighthouses
Ohio & Erie Canalway
Stark County Parks
Ohio State Parks

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Smartphone Users Value Their Privacy And Are Willing to Pay for It, CU-Boulder Economists Find

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 10, 2013

Average smartphone users are willing to pay up to $ 5 extra for a typical applicationor appthat wont monitor their locations, contact lists and other personal information, a study conducted by two economists at the University of Colorado Boulder has found.

The researchers believe theirs is the first economic study to gauge the monetary value smartphone users place on privacy. That value is measured in consumers willingness to pay for five different kinds of digital anonymity.

The economists team surveyed 1,726 people in seven cities nationwide and found a representative consumer was willing to pay $ 2.28 to conceal browser history, $ 4.05 to conceal contact lists, $ 1.19 to conceal personal locations, $ 1.75 to conceal the phones ID number, and $ 3.58 to conceal the contents of text messages.

More experienced usersthose who use their smartphones continually and for many purposesare willing to pay more than less-experienced users to conceal their contact lists and text messages. Young people are willing to pay less to protect all five kinds of privacy, the researchers found.

And consumers of all types are willing to pay $ 2.12 to eliminate advertising on apps.

The study, The Value of Online Privacy, was published online this fall in Social Science Research Network. Associate Professor Scott J. Savage and Professor Donald M. Waldman are co-authors and CU-Boulder economists whose research includes the study of pricing and valuation.

In recent years, news reports have variously suggested that people do or do not value their privacy. But those reports were not based on data, Savage and Waldman noted.

Theres minimal research, and even the work thats done is not in economics. Its done in the area of computer science, which looks at privacy differently, said Savage. And while smartphone users might relinquish personal data, that doesnt mean they dont value privacy, the economists said.

Full disclosure of how apps use personal information, similar to the labeling of food contents in grocery stores, could benefit both consumers and app developers, they write.

The smartphone is an ideal lens on privacy because its easy to see which kinds of privacyor permissionspeople give up, Waldman said.

Users grant privacy permissions as a condition of using apps, which are burgeoning. Apps for iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones will be downloaded an estimated 5 billion times in the next year.

The price of most general-purpose consumer apps ranges from free to $ 6, though some highly specialized apps used for medical purposes and the like could cost $ 500 to $ 1,000.

Smartphone apps can save time, and consumers, knowingly or unknowingly, generally trade some personal information for the benefit.

Those who download a weather app might allow the app to monitor their phones location. That way, users can retrieve local weather information anywhere, anytime without having to consult a newspaper or telephone hotline. Savvy users can reap such benefits across a range of apps.

App developers should give consumers clear information and choices about privacy, the economists said. If consumers know whats going on, they can make informed choices and pick apps to fit their preferences; its way better than any regulation or government interfering in the market that it knows very little about, Savage said.

They value their privacy, so if you present them with different menus of stuff, theyre going to respond and make, we hope, rational choices, Waldman said.

In many cases, users who give up personal information have a good reason for doing sobecause, for instance, they want to find the nearest coffee shop, and an app can provide that information only when it knows where the phone is.

However, many apps gather personal data unnecessary for the proper functioning of the app. And that has implications.

Just think about it, Waldman said. If someone knows every app youve got on your phone and knows how you use it, and have other information on your location and browser history, they have a pretty good picture of who you are.

The surveys were done in summer 2013 in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, Salt Lake City and San Diego.

The work was funded by the Engine Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco concerned with startup firms and public policy.

More on this story will appear in Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine at http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/magazine.

-CU-







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High School Juniors: Kick Off the College Search at CollegeWeekLive on March 20th


Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

CollegeWeekLive, the popular online destination where more than a million students connect with colleges and admissions experts live online each year, today invited high school students to CollegeWeekLive All Access on Thursday March 20th between 10:00 am to 10:00 pm EDT. The event provides a superb opportunity for students to browse information on 190 higher education institutions and chat live with admissions representatives. Whats more, students who log in can watch video presentations, streamed live, on such topics as how to prepare for the SAT or ACT standardized tests, how to craft a compelling college application essay, how admissions officer weed through thousands of applicants, and even how you can better manage your online reputation.

CollegeWeekLive is rapidly becoming the go-to resource for teens to research and connect to colleges, with daily live events that showcase higher education institutions and a rich repository of admissions and financial aid information on several hundred colleges. This virtual event offers presentations that will appeal both to students just beginning the college search process and to seniors who may already be considering their lives as future freshman.

The agenda includes:

10:00 AM EDT How Colleges Weed out the Uninteresting

10:00 AM EDT Video Chat with Johnson and Wales University

11:00 AM EDT College Admissions Officers are Googling You: How to Get in Anyway

12:00 PM EDT Path to the Student-Athlete Experience

1:00 PM EDT 10 Tips for Planning a Gold Medal Worthy Senior Year

2:00 PM EDT The College Essay: How to Win or Lose in 500 Words

3:00 PM EDT Starting Strong In College: Insider Tips for College Success

3:00 PM EDT Video Chat with Lawrence Tech University

4:00 PM EDT Seven Trends in College Admissions and Five Key Principles for Navigating Them

4:00 PM EDT Video Chat with Syracuse University

4:00 PM EDT Video Chat with University of Tampa

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6:00 PM EDT Thinking Your Way to Great SAT/ACT scores

7:00 PM EDT College Advice For High School Seniors

7:00 PM EDT Video Chat with the University of Vermont

8:00 PM EDT Paying for College

8:00 PM EDT Video Chat with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

PARTICIPATING COLLEGES INCLUDE:

Alderson Broaddus University

Alliant International University

American College of Greece

Armstrong Atlantic State University

Ave Maria University

Bath Spa University

Bentley University

Boston Architectural College

Boston University

Bowling Green State University

Bucknell University

California State University – Long Beach

California State University, Channel Islands

Carleton University

Castleton State College

Central State University

Champlain College

Christ College

Clayton State University

College of DuPage

College of Saint Rose

Columbia College

CUNY, College of Staten Island

Dakota College at Bottineau

Dalhousie University

Design Institute of San Diego

DominIcan College

Drake University

East Tennessee State University

Edison State College

EDMC – The Art Institutes

Ferris State University

Fisher College

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida International University

Frostburg State University

Georgia Southern University

Grand View University

Grove City College

Hamilton College

Heidelberg University

Hellenic American University

Hofstra University

Holy Names University

Hunter College

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology – Graduate Programs

Indiana Tech

James Cook University

John Cabot University

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

Keiser University

Kent State University

King’s College London

La Roche College

Lawrence Tech University

Leeds Metropolitan University

Lenoir-Rhyne University

LIM College

Malone University

Manhattan College

Manhattanville College

Marshall University

McGill University

Mercy College

Meredith College

Miami Dade College

Michigan Technological University

Middle Georgia State College

Middlesex University

Midway College

Mills College

Mississippi State University

Moravian College

Mount Saint Mary College

Mount St. Mary’s University

New England School of Photography

Niagara County Community College

North Carolina State University

Northumbria University

Norwich University

Norwich University of the Arts

Nova Southeastern University

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Pace University

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Park University

Penn State Greater Allegheny

Philadelphia University

Platt College San Diego Digital Media Design

Post University

Purdue University

Regis College

Richmond -The American University in London

Roger Williams University

Rowan University

Rutgers Newark

Saint Joseph’s College (Brooklyn)

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Saint Louis University

Sam Houston State University

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Fe College

Savannah College of Art & Design

Schenectady County Community College

Sheridan College

Simpson University

St. Cloud State University

St. Thomas University

Stony Brook University

Suffolk University

Suffolk University Madrid

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SUNY, College at Brockport

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SUNY, Potsdam

SUNY, University at Albany

Syracuse University

Temple School of Pharmacy

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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

UMass Dartmouth

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United States Coast Guard Academy

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Philadelphia – Old City: Independence Hall
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Independence Hall, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, was built by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, in 1753 as the Pennsylvania State House. But it was the events that took place between 1775 and 1787 that earned it the name Independence Hall, and reinforce its iconic status as the Birthplace of the Nation. It is within its walls that the delegates to the Second Continental Congress met, the Declaration of Independence was approved, and the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed.

Independence Hall, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, was built by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, in 1753 as the Pennsylvania State House. But it was the events that took place between 1775 and 1787 that earned it the name Independence Hall, and reinforce its iconic status as the Birthplace of the Nation. It is within its walls that the delegates to the Second Continental Congress met, the Declaration of Independence was approved, and the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed.

Construction on the redbrick Georgian style building, at the time the most ambitious public work in the colonies, began in 1732. The bell tower, consisting of a wooden steeple set atop the three-story brick house, was the original home of the Liberty Bell and today holds the Centennial Bell, created for the United States Centennial Exposition in 1876.

Independence National Historical Park preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution. Administered by the National Park Service, the 45-acre park was authorized in 1948, and established on July 4, 1956.

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Independence National Park Historic District National Register #66000675 (1966)

Philadelphia – Old City: Independence Hall – The Signing of the Constitution
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The Signing of the Constitution by Louis S. Glanzman, hanging in Independence Hall, was commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution for the Ammerican Bicentennial in 1976.

Independence Hall, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, was built by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, in 1753 as the Pennsylvania State House. But it was the events that took place between 1775 and 1787 that earned it the name Independence Hall, and reinforce its iconic status as the Birthplace of the Nation. It is within its walls that the delegates to the Second Continental Congress met, the Declaration of Independence was approved, and the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed.

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Independence National Historical Park preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution. Administered by the National Park Service, the 45-acre park was authorized in 1948, and established on July 4, 1956.

Independence Hall was designated a World Heritage Site on October 24, 1979.

Independence National Park Historic District National Register #66000675 (1966)