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Friday, 11 February 2011 13:29

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SeniorNet Enters its 25th Year of Bringing Computers and the Internet to Older Americans

Leading Nonprofit that Has Connected Millions of Seniors Will Continue to Innovate in Helping Older Americans Bridge the Digital Divide, Announces Date for Capitol Hill Birthday Celebration

 

Herndon, Va., February 7, 2011 - SeniorNet, the world's leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults, today kicked off its 25th year of bringing the computer age to millions of Americans in their Golden Years.  SeniorNet also announced that it will officially celebrate its 25th anniversary by hosting a birthday party at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on May 19, 2011.

 

Founded in 1986, SeniorNet is a nationwide nonprofit organization with approximately 8,000 members that has taught millions of older adults to use computers and the internet, enhancing their lives and enabling them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

 

The organization plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary throughout the upcoming year by introducing a series of programs, innovations and partnerships that will continue to expand access to computers and the internet for older Americans, particular those in underserved communities and regions of the country.

 

Some of the new programs in development will showcase best in class technology aimed at improving computer access and education for older Americans, while new partnership opportunities will enable corporate sponsors to actively support SeniorNet as it commemorates this historic milestone.

 

The celebrations will culminate in a 25th birthday party at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on May 19, 2011.  SeniorNet centers around the country will join the celebration via live webcast.

 

“Today, Americans over age 50 are the fastest growing users of social media and other new communications tools,” said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman, and IBM Sales Executive.  “SeniorNet is proud to have played a role in this growing phenomenon and we will continue to blaze the trail to ensure that no American, regardless of age, is left behind the Digital Divide.  We look forward to kicking off another 25 years of progress with our Capitol Hill birthday celebration on May 19.”


About SeniorNet

SeniorNet is the nation's most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for older adults.  Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered over one million Boomers and Seniors providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet.  Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 8,000 members.  SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has almost 65 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

For more information visit www.seniornet.org

 

 
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Monday, 27 September 2010 00:00

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SeniorNet Names John F. Deeds Treasurer of Its Board of Directors

Finance Expert Assumes New Responsibilities on Board of Nonprofit Dedicated to Technology Access and Education for Those in Need

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Sept. 24, 2010 – SeniorNet, the world’s leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults and those in need, announced today that it has appointed current board member John F. “Jack” Deeds as the new Treasurer of its Board of Directors.

 

Possessing over 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Deeds is Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Search for Common Ground, a non-profit that works to transform the way the world deals with conflict.  In his current role at Search for Common Ground, he provides strategic programmatic, finance, technology, and operational leadership to the organization while acting as the liaison to its Board of Directors and its committees.

 

Prior to that, Deeds also served as the Vice President of Finance, Technology and Administration for the United Way.  An expert in finance and technology, Deeds’ career spans more than two decades leading change in nonprofit organizations.  He was named CFO of the Year by the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2008.

 

Deeds was appointed to the SeniorNet Board in April 2010.

 

“Jack has already proven to be an excellent addition to the SeniorNet Board of Directors,” said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman and IBM Business Development Executive. “With his many years of financial experience and business leadership, we’re confident that he’s the best choice to take on the crucial role of Board Treasurer.”

 

About SeniorNet

SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org is the world's premier technology trainer and online community for adults over 50 and those in need. Based in Herndon, Virginia and founded in 1986, SeniorNet is a nationwide nonprofit organization with approximately 10,000 members that has taught hundreds of thousands of older adults to use computers and the internet, and has enriched millions of lives through its award-winning website.

 

 

SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has nearly 75 locally run Learning Centers in the United States.  SeniorNet offers both offline and online training to a population that was originally neglected in the information revolution. With sponsorship by major corporations and foundations, government agencies, private and public donations, and a backbone of individual members and contributors, SeniorNet continues to grow and offer new opportunities to those touched by its mission.

 

 

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