Monday, February 2, 2009

Grant Award: Microsoft

The BDPA Foundation and BDPA Cincinnati chapter are proud to announce that Microsoft agreed to provide the software needed for the server and 25 computers at local community technology center.

Microsoft general manager Marietta Davis wrote:

Dear Wayne Hicks:

Microsoft is pleased to contribute software valued at USD $121,167.00 to BDPA Education and Technology Foundation. We hope this gift will go a long way in supporting your mission helping to deliver important services to your local community.

Microsoft and its employees have long recognized the importance of being engaged in supporting communities around the world. Through our Unlimited Potential commitment to bring technology to the next 5 billion people, Microsoft seeks to reach the first billion people by 2015. The Microsoft Unlimited Potential - Community Technology Skills program focuses on improving IT skills for underserved individuals and communities through community technology centers or telecenters.

By offering grants of cash, software, and curriculum we can partner to create social and economic opportunities that can change peoples' lives and transform communities.

We wish BDPA Education and Technology Foundation every success in attaining its important goals through the use of this software. Keep up your good work.

Marietta Davis
General Manager
Microsoft Heartland District

Steve Gutter (chapter VP-Finance) and Frank Hill (chapter past president) worked closely with the BDPA Foundation to finalize the grant proposal. Please use the COMMENTS section below to share any of your thoughts on this software grant donation!

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