As we approach the year 2000, HEAVEN's mission (Helping Educate, Activate,
Volunteer and Empower via the Net) is essential to our future. This
non-profit is providing today's youth with the technology, training, tools
and access they need to succeed.
Jerry Colonna, HEAVEN board chair, and Wendy Dubit, executive
director/producer, HEAVEN, have announced that Jon Diamond, Vice Chairman
and CEO of N2K, and Bruce Lincoln, a senior educational technologist at
Columbia University, have been named to the board of directors of HEAVEN
(www.heavens.org). The news release follows.
Renee Edelman Anthony Loredo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JON DIAMOND, VICE CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF N2K INC. AND BRUCE LINCOLN,
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NAMED TO BOARD OF
NEW YORK, February 8, 1999 - Jon Diamond, Vice Chairman and CEO of N2K
and a contributor to the arts and education, has been named to the
board of directors of HEAVEN (www.heavens.org), a national non-profit
dedicated to using the online medium to bridge the "digital divide."
In addition, Bruce Lincoln, a senior educational technologist at
Columbia University's Institute for Learning Technologies, has joined
the HEAVEN board.
In his role as Vice Chairman and CEO at N2K, Diamond is at the
forefront of the convergence of technology and online music retailing
and entertainment. A respected figure in the world of business and the
arts, Diamond has served on the Board of Advisors at Columbia
University Graduate School of Business and lectured at Columbia, Yale
and Harvard. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council and the Alliance for Downtown New York, and
is a member of the Corporate Council of the Whitney Museum. Diamond
is also Chairman of Opus 118 in Harlem, the non-profit inner city
music education program.
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"We are very fortunate to have both Jon Diamond and Bruce Lincoln join
our Heaven board," said Wendy Dubit, executive director/producer,
HEAVEN. "Their expertise in the fields of music, education,
technology and youth culture will be a great asset for our
organization in developing our computer training and community service
programs. We eagerly anticipate their contribution to the growth of
As a senior educational technologist at Columbia University's
Institute for Learning Technologies, Lincoln's work focuses on
developing advanced multimedia technologies tailored to diverse
populations in underserved communities. As the manager of community
outreach for the Eiffel Project, Bruce is responsible for working with
community-based organizations so they can help bring technology to
their service populations and in that way bridge the digital divide.
Lincoln was also the first Ford Fellow in Educational Technology.
"As business and community leaders, we have an obligation to make
technology available to all children. Students need access to these
resources to become successful adults and community members," said
Diamond of N2K. "I am honored to join HEAVEN's Board of Directors and
look forward to working with my colleagues to find creative ways to make
technology available to all students and children."
"As society experiences a technological revolution, I am dedicated to
working with HEAVEN and instilling education and activism among those
who've been technologically disadvantaged," said Lincoln. " I will
bring my knowledge of the relationship between technology development
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Diamond and Lincoln will join the other members of the HEAVEN board:
Kurt Abrahamson, president and COO, Jupiter Communications; Jerry
Colonna, HEAVEN board chair and managing partner, Flatiron Partners;
Carol Cone, CEO, Cone Communications; Robert Friedman, president, New
Line Television; Ted Leonsis, president, AOL Studios; Michael S.
Rockefeller, CEO, ActiveMedia; Jerrold B. Spiegel, Esq., Frankfurt,
Garbus, Klein & Selz.
About HEAVEN (Helping Educate, Activate, Volunteer & Empower via the
HEAVEN (www.heavens.org) is a national non-profit organization
dedicated to using the online medium to benefit society and bridge the
digital divide. It is a call to action, activism and volunteerism; a
commitment to making sure that the technological revolution leaves no
one behind. By bringing together charitable causes and calendars,
volunteer efforts and opportunities in one appealing and effective
place, HEAVEN helps you find out where, when, how and why you can make
a difference. It enables organizations to increase traffic and raise
awareness and funds. And, through an innovative ANGELS program that
couples computer training with community service, it uses the Internet
as a democratizing force that helps lessen the gaps between haves and