The declination letter read as follows:
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.
Senior Vice President and Manager
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.