Thursday, October 2, 2014

Grant Award: GE Volunteers Foundation (Cincinnati)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is excited to report that the GE Volunteers Foundation pledged $20,000 in support of BDPA Cincinnati programs, scholarships and services. This major grant award is due in large part to the employee involvement of Dalric Webb. Dalric serves as both a project manager for GE Aviation and president for BDPA Cincinnati chapter.

The message announcing the special grant contribution read as follows:

Dear Mr. Hicks,

The BDPA Education and Technology Foundation has been recommended by the Greater Cincinnati Elfuns to receive a special grant from the GE Volunteers Foundation to assist with the community service activities that you provide locally.

The amount of this special grant contribution is $20,000. You should expect to receive a check for this amount during the month of October. Congratulations on all of the effort that your organization invests in the community. We hope that this contribution will help you to make an even greater impact for your community.

Janine Rouson, president
GE Volunteers Foundation

The chapter will announce this major grant award to the public at its 18th Annual Education Banquet. The funding will provide a jump start to plans that the chapter has in place for its 2015 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship program and the Brandon Berry Memorial Scholarship Fund. BDPA Cincinnati is the second largest chapter (out of 46) in the nation. This funding provides a boost of confidence as the chapter strives to advance the careers of African Americans in the information technology industry from the classroom to the boardroom.

BETF will continue to seek out funding for any interested BDPA chapter. Reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss strategies for increased grant revenue to support other BDPA programs, scholarships or services!

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