Friday, April 2, 2010

Grant Declination: CDW Foundation

CDW Foundation turned down the joint grant proposal submitted by BDPA Chicago and BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) in support of the chapter's Student IT Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. The declination letter read as follows:

Dear Wayne:

Thank you for submitting your recent application to CDW regarding the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) Program. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the support you seek. CDW has a very limited budget for charitable requests in each region where our offices are located. Because those funds are limited, it makes appropriating those funds especially difficult. CDW gives priority to those organizations that CDW has a history of supporting and to organizations our coworkers have expressed interest in supporting.

We hope you are able to receive the funding you need from other sources. We wish you the best of luck with your endeavors.

Sandy Pierantoni
Sr. Program Manager, Community Relations
200 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL. 60061

BETF will continue to work with Audra Anderson and the rest of the BDPA Chicago chapter leadership to identify funding for their youth education (K-12) programming. Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions re: fundraising on behalf of BDPA programs and services.

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