Monday, September 29, 2014

Letter of Inquiry: Exelon Foundation (BDPA Chicago)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) sent a letter of inquiry on behalf of BDPA Chicago chapter to the Exelon Foundation. BETF serves as the fiscal agent for all 46 local BDPA chapters. BDPA originated almost 40 years ago out of concerns that minorities were not adequately represented in the information technology industry. BDPA provides STEM-based education from the classroom to the boardroom for students and professionals in our community.

The Exelon Foundation has a rich legacy of community investment in terms of time, resources and people to help build a better tomorrow in the communities it serves. Educating the next generation is important to BDPA. Our hope is to introduce Exelon Foundation to a meaningful youth education program in the Chicago area. BDPA is building a strong relationship with the Chicago Public Schools to entice high school students to participate in its Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. BDPA is a deserving group with a program that complements the mission of the Exelon Foundation. We understand today’s demands on corporate charitable contributions, as well as the effort necessary to consider each application.  Hopefully, they will see the worth of our program.

Our letter of inquiry sought permission to submit a $5,000 grant proposal for our BDPA Chicago chapter.

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