Benioff is a big proponent of philanthropy and a public proponent of having the Bay Area tech industry do more to give back to the community. He and his wife have made two donations of $100mn each to UCSF, along with donations to many other causes. And Benioff publicly urges other tech companies to give more (with mixed results).
- All of Valleywag's coverage of Marc Benioff
- 2014-01-30: "Salesforce CEO Benioff on How to Fix San Francisco" Wall Street Journal
- 2014-04-17: "Marc Benioff: The most influential man in San Francisco" SF Business Times