Sunday, June 10, 2012

Grant Declination: Xerox Foundation (National BDPA)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) asked the Xerox Foundation to provide us with a $25,000 grant in support of BDPA's Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) program. We are disappointed to report that our grant proposal was turned down.

The declination letter read as follows:

Dear Mr. Hicks,

Thank you for your proposal requesting Xerox Foundation support for the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. Your proposal was reviewed at the last Contributions Committee Meeting, and regretfully, we must decline. The Foundation is unable to consider additional awards at this time.

As you can imagine, many worthwhile organizations request assistance each year, so this decline is in no way intended as a reflection on the worthiness of this program. It is simply a matter of allocating the Foundation's limited funds to the extraordinary number of organizations needing our support.

I appreciate your giving us an opportunity to support this program and hope you understand our position.

Joseph M. Cahalan, president
Xerox Foundation

We do understand ... and we hope that Dr. Cahalan knows we will be back with a new proposal next year!

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