I've been muttering to myself for a few years about the failure of the current generation of tech giants to donate to the Bay Area's arts organizations. Oh, there are a few exceptions - I saw Marissa Mayer's name (and that of the company she then worked for) on the donor board for a fashion-related exhibit at the De Young a while back (maybe it was the Saint-Laurent, maybe the Balenciaga). Still, you'll hunt far and wide to find these folks' names in the programs of SF Opera and Symphony.
Perhaps there's been a change! San Francisco Opera just announced some changes on its Board of Directors, and some prominent tech folk have joined. I actually did a double-take, because no one at Google ever called Bill Coughran "William M. Coughran, Jr." when he worked here. (Update: Bill is still at Google in an advisory capacity, it turns out.)
In any event, congratulations to everybody at SFO who had a hand in recruiting the new board members.