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January 30, 2002

Elaine and John Chambers to receive NetDay Hero Awards

Irvine, CA -- NetDay's Board of Directors announced today that Elaine and John Chambers will receive the 2002 NetDay Hero Awards in honor of their extraordinary leadership and commitment to education and technology.

"The Chambers are an inspired choice to receive this honor," said John Doerr, a partner with the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a director on the NetDay board.

The NetDay Hero Award is made annually by NetDay, the leading K-12 education technology nonprofit in the United States, in recognition of heroic and selfless leadership that supports NetDay's national mission to connect every child to a brighter future through the effective use of technology. NetDay will confer the award at their annual Family Celebration on March 9, 2002 at The TECH Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA.

NetDay CEO Julie Evans explained that Elaine and John Chambers have a long-standing history of supporting education as individual philanthropists and corporate citizens. "It is an honor for NetDay to recognize Elaine and John for their personal leadership and commitment to education and technology," Evans stated. "John is famous for saying 'the Internet and education are the great equalizers in society.' Through their own support of programs from early childhood to higher education, John and Elaine live this belief and allow it to live in future generations."

John Chambers is CEO and President of Cisco Systems Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. "Cisco's educational programs exemplify powerful partnership models for corporations, schools, and nonprofits to achieve results in education," Evans further stated.

NetDay is a national, education technology nonprofit that works to connect every child to a brighter future by helping educators meet educational goals through the effective use of technology. Through national and state programs and events, NetDay connects people by creating environments where the magic of learning for all participants - students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members - is enhanced with appropriate technology resources.