Friday, December 5, 2008

Grant Award: Sempra Energy Foundation

BETF is proud to announce that the Sempra Energy Foundation has made a contribution to support the after-school technology education of young people in Los Angeles, CA. The donation will support efforts by the BDPA Los Angeles chapter to advance the careers of African Americans from the 'classroom to the boardroom' in a comprehensive high school computer competition.

Sempra Energy Foundation executive director, Francisco Urtasun, wrote, "I'm pleased to enclose a contribution in the amount of $5,000 to support the Student Information Education & Scholarship (SITES) program for Los Angeles area youth. The Sempra Energy Foundation is proud to support this program."

Andree Justin, BDPA Los Angeles chapter president responded, "We are excited to get off to a good start for next year. A special thanks to our volunteers for submitting the package and working with Sempra to make sure they had all the details needed to ensure a successful outcome."

"I know that we will get all the support we need to have an exciting and successful program in 2009."
One of the key players in this grant process was Angela White-Parker. Angela is both a Sempra Energy associate and a past BDPA Los Angeles chapter president. Our hope is that other BDPA members will take a close look at the grant-making options from corporate foundations run by their employers.

Please use the COMMENTS option below to share your thoughts on this grant award. Does your employer have a corporate foundation that we can talk to about a grant for BDPA programs in your city?

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