Donations benefit Salina Tech programs – News – Salina Journal

The Salina Area Technical College has received two major donations recently that came from members of the College’s Foundation Board. One donation is providing equipment for the machine tool and diesel programs, and the other is a new car for the college’s vehicle pool.

The new vehicle is a 2020 Chevy Malibu that was donated by Holm Automotive, a longtime Abilene auto dealer that recently opened a location in Salina. Dealership owner Tim Holm joined the Salina Tech Foundation board in September.

The Malibu, with a value of $20,000, is a welcome addition to the college’s vehicle pool, said college president Greg Nichols.

“We have employees traveling as much as ever — to area high schools to teach classes, visit business and industry partners, and attend recruiting events,” Nichols said. “Our vehicles are getting older, and this donation frees up $20,000 we can use instead for equipment and supplies in

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The Political Donations Of Top Video Game Execs

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An elderly man contest is happening today. It is the product not of a functioning democracy, but a system fueled by corporate lobbying, vast fortunes, and the whims of the wealthy. So let’s have a look at what some video game executives have been up to recently.

(This information was obtained using OpenSecrets.org, a database of federal campaign contributions and lobbying data.)

Bobby Kotick (CEO, Activision)

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Marc Merrill (Co-chairman, Riot Games)

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Strauss Zelnick (CEO, Take-Two Interactive)

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Gabe Newell (President, Valve)

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Phil Spencer (Executive VP of gaming, Microsoft)

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Robert Altman (CEO, ZeniMax)

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Mike Morhaime (Former CEO, Blizzard)

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Humam Sakhnini (President, King Digital Entertainment)

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Emmett Shear (CEO, Twitch)

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Here’s which tech executives made 2020 political donations

  • Tech industry executives have donated millions during this election cycle, mostly to Democratic campaigns and PACs, CNBC found. 
  • Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz donated $24 million and was a major contributor to the pro-Biden super PAC Future Forward USA.
  • Other executives, like Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings, donated more $5 million to Democratic PACs. 
  • Silicon Valley has historically leaned left, and both CNBC and Protocol found few donations to Republicans: Venture capitalist Peter Thiel donated $2 million to a Republican Senate candidate, while an Apple executive contributed $150,000 to the Trump Victory Fund.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Some of tech’s biggest-name executives and other Silicon Valley power players donated millions of dollars to political campaigns ahead of the 2020 election. 

The 2020 election is the most expensive in history, the result of a contentious presidential race and tight Senate and House races. It’s meant major spending from millionaire and

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