Monday, December 27, 2010

Grant Declination: Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation (BDPA Los Angeles)

We were disappointed to learn that our grant proposal to Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation was turned down. BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) asked Lockheed Martin to provide us with $5,000 funding in support of the student programs implemented by our BDPA Los Angeles chapter.

The declination message read as follows:

Dear Mr. Hicks:

I received your request for financial support of the BDPA LA. I regret to inform you that our budget is not large enough to support programs that are outside of our immediate geographical area. We are investing a great deal of time in terms of mentorship and in financial support for programs that are similar to this here in the Antelope Valley.

I wish you the best of luck securing the finances you require.

Happy Holidays,
Ellen Bendell

BETF will continue to seek funding for BDPA Los Angeles chapter. We are open to ideas from you about fundraising opportunities that we might be missing.

In the meantime, we would also like to ask your support in reaching our goal to fully fund the Brandon Gardner Memorial Scholarship Fund so that we might provide college scholarships to the students representing Los Angeles chapter at the 2011 national HSCC championships to be held in Chicago.

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