IDG’s Network World Charity Programs Raise Over $1500 For The Make-A-Wish Foundation®

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., (Dec. 17, 1997) – Network World, Inc., publisher of Network World, the leading newsweekly of enterprise network computing, today announced it collected over $800 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® during its annual holiday charity breakfast and subsequent silent auction. This amount will be partially matched by International Data Group (IDG) for a total donation of over $1500 to Make-A-Wish.

The breakfast, which was funded and prepared by the company's marketing department, was held December 12 at the Framingham office and the donation required to join the festivities was $5 per person. The silent auction ran for the entire week, and Network World employees had until December 15 at noon to bid on donated merchandise, such as holiday decorations, candy, and a Macintosh computer.

"This is one of the most highly anticipated internal events of the year for us," said Joanne Wittren, senior global marketing manager for Network World. "The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a very worthwhile charity, and there's no better way to kick off the holidays."

About The Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation exists for one purpose: to fulfill the wishes of children under the age of 18 who have life-threatening illnesses. It is a grass-roots organization composed of more than 11,000 volunteers in 81 active chapters in the United States and its territories. Volunteers in the United States have fulfilled more than 42,000 wishes since Make-A-Wish was founded in 1980. It costs an average $3,500 to fulfill each wish.

For information about The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, contact (800) 722-WISH or http://www.wish.org/. Network World, Inc. donations were made to the Boston chapter, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Boston.

Network World (http://www.nwfusion.com), an International Data Group (IDG) publication, is the industry's only newsweekly shaping the future of network computing in the enterprise. Through its publishing, education, software and online products and services, Network World, Inc. empowers Network IS professionals with the knowledge to deliver the open applications and infrastructure required to meet their evolving business needs.

IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles. IDG also produces 110 computer-related expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.co