The Oracle Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle Corporation. Its mission is to "inspire students globally to think, connect, create and share -- using technology to help them dissolve boundaries, fulfill their potential, and create a better society."
The Foundation operates an educational program called ThinkQuest, offers professional development for teachers, and makes grants to schools and nonprofits by invitation only.
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... Members of the Foundation's Board of Directors include Safra Catz, President of Oracle Corporation Matt Mayerson, Vice President of Manufacturing Distribution of Oracle Corporation Kevin Walsh, Senior ... and Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation ...
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