Friday, December 7, 2012

Eli Lilly and Company Becomes BDPA Gold Level Corporate Sponsor

The world’s 10th largest pharmaceutical company is not only committed to creating life-saving medicines, but Eli Lilly and Company is also dedicated to 21st century IT industry leaders like BDPA. Lilly recently confirmed its $50,000 Gold Level Corporate sponsorship for the 2013 National BDPA Conference & Career Fair. This sponsorship also included a renewal of the Eli Lilly Scholarships for BDPA Students through 2015.
Lilly has been a BDPA partner since 2004 and its generous gift will enable our organization to enhance the tone, culture, and spirit of the Indianapolis chapter, while providing local children with computer and personal skills instruction that will help them achieve their dreams of careers in STEM related fields,” said Monique Berry, BDPA’s National President.
For over 135 years, Lilly has led in research innovation, medicines, philanthropic responsibility and community involvement. Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the top philanthropic donors in America.

BDPA stands as a global member-focused technology organization with over 45 active chapters in the United States that are committed to delivering 21st century technological programs, education, mentoring, support, and services for world class IT professionals. Lilly’s $50,000 gold level corporate sponsorship further advances BDPA’s STEM goals and services for the community.
We are committed to supporting programs that provide opportunities for young people to explore and enhance their careers in science and technology. Education is so vital in creating the professionals who will contribute to the discovery of innovative medicines of the future,” said Janice Chavers, Director, HR and Diversity Communications, Lilly.

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