Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grant Declination: Fifth Third Bank (BDPA Charlotte)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with BDPA Charlotte chapter president Markus Beamer and the chapter's BETF liaison John Hoffler to create a $4,000 grant proposal for consideration by the community development folks at Fifth Third Bank. Unfortunately, our proposal was declined by the bank.

The declination letter read as follows:

Dear Mr. R. Wayne Hicks,

Thank you for your request Fifth Third Bank to provide support BDPA Education and Technology Foundation. Although wee do support the great work you do, we regret we are unable to provide the funding you seek.

While we know this is disappointing news, please keep in mind that Fifth Third Bank receives many worthwhile requests such as yours, and we make every effort to support a wide variety of programs that make a vital difference in the community. Unfortunately, we must decline many meaningful appeals for the simple reason that our funds are limited, while requests for those funds are not.

We wish you and BDPA Education and Technology Foundation much success in securing the funding needed for its programs now and in the future.

Jada Grandy
Senior Vice President and Manager
Community Development

BETF hopes that our supporters will see the value of what BDPA Charlotte chapter is doing to provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics experiences for K-12 students. My hope is that you may want to support the chapter with a secure donation to their college scholarship fund.

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