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New England Technology Foundation Announces 'Connecting for Children's Charities 2008' Event
Date:3/18/2008

Networking Event Raises Funds for Children's Charities; Highlights include

Awards, Food and Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

BOSTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New England Technology Foundation (NE Technology Foundation) (http://www.netechfoundation.org) today announced that its 14th annual charity fundraising event will be held on Thursday, March 27th at the Westin Waltham Hotel (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1036 ). The evening will be full of food, casino games, entertainment and networking - - all supporting children's charities throughout New England.
Event highlights include:

-- Cocktail party and dinner food stations

-- A Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

-- Casino games, including blackjack and roulette wheels

-- Live band

-- Silent auction

In addition to the festivities, two awards will be given out. The Innovation Philanthropist Award will be presented to the team of Jack and Shelly Blais, Mike and Maureen Champa, Roger and Michelle Marino, Paul and Kathleen Severino, and Jim Dow and Lucille Zanghi for their innovative work with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (http://www.dana-farber.org) through their The High Technology Multi-Disciplinary Research Fund. The NE Tech Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to Duncan McDougal of the Children's Literacy Foundation (http://www.clifonline.org).

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for companies interested in supporting the event and the NE Technology Foundation's mission. Individual tickets are available as well. Easy, secure on-line registration for the event and poker tournament, sponsorship and donations is available at http://www.netechfoundation.org (http://www.netechfoundation.org).

"The NE Technology Foundation event allows busy technology executives to network in a relaxed, fun setting," said Kevin Wiant, president of the NE Technology Foundation. "Connecting for Children is not only the event's theme, but a great description of the event's ultimate goal, which is bringing together the New England technology community to raise much-needed funds for very deserving charities."

About the New England Technology Foundation

The New England Technology Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to bring the region's technology community together to raise funds for social, medical, and educational organizations that benefit the children of New England. Since its inception, the NE Technology Foundation has donated over $1.3 million dollars to over fifty charitable organizations. The NE Technology Foundation is an all-volunteer organization. The NE Technology Foundation hosts an annual fundraising event in the fall and golf tournament in the spring. Companies in the technology community throughout New England are invited to support and participate in the events as corporate sponsors. Funds raised from the events are then awarded to a selected group of non-profit organizations supporting the needs of children.

Contact:

Mike Farber, NETF

781.684.0770

mfarber@schwartz-pr.com


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