Thursday, June 7, 2012

Grant Declination: Cracker Barrel Foundation (BDPA Middle Tennessee)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is disappointed to report that our funding effort with Cracker Barrel Foundation was unsuccessful. BETF had reached out to this funding source for a $3,000 grant in support of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program implemented by our BDPA Middle Tennessee chapter under the leadership of chapter president Kendall Norris. However, we recently received a declination letter from Cracker Barrel that read as follows:

Dear Mr. Hicks,

We appreciate your giving Cracker Barrel Foundation the opportunity to review your request to support your program.

It is our privilege to support the communities who have contributed to our success over the years. Unfortunately, with more than 612 stores across the country, we find the need continually exceeds the limited support we are able to provide. After careful review of your submission with our Board of Directors, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to make a contribution to your organization at this time. However, we applaud your commitment to this worthwhile cause and wish you great success in your endeavors on its behalf.

Thank you for thinking of the Cracker Barrel Foundation.

Your truly,
Penny Carroll

Although we were sad to lose out on this grant request for our chapter in Nashville, Tennessee ... we are not deterred from our passion to raise funds to support BDPA programs, scholarships and services all over the nation!

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