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I'm not in the habit of posting press releases, but thought this was interesting news for this audience:
Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2006: The Alliance for Regional Stewardship (ARS) announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million challenge grant to further its growth and development as the nation's only public-private organization dedicated to building strong regions. The grant was made by Becky and Jim Morgan of Los Altos Hills, CA.
Becky Morgan, a former elected County Supervisor and State Senator in California, and former CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, was a co-founder of ARS in 2000. Her husband Jim Morgan is Chairman of Applied Materials, Inc., a Fortune 150 supplier of products and services to the semiconductor industry, headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
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