Sunday, January 25, 2009

Grant Declination: Cabot Supermetals

BDPA Philadelphia chapter and the BDPA Foundation partnered on a grant proposal to Cabot Supermetals located in Boyertown, PA. We asked for funding to provide instruction books and materials for the chapter's 2009 SITES program.

We aligned our grant proposal with Cabot's commitment to science and technology education, and community and civic improvement efforts in the communities where they operate.

Cabot's David Lewis gave us the bad news about our grant proposal:

"Wayne, my sincere apology for not responding to your request sooner. Unfortunately, I must report that our Community Outreach Committee has rejected this request. While it is clear that this is a worthwhile endeavor, and given very limited available funds, the Committee has elected to support only organizations that are very local to the Boyertown, PA area. I regret that I do not have better news, but wish you all the best in your efforts."
We are very appreciative of the consideration given to Cabot Supermetals to our proposal. BETF will continue to seek funding for BDPA Philadelphia program and services.

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