Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Grant Declination: Ameren Services (BDPA St. Louis)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA St. Louis chapter had our grant proposal declined by Ameren Services. We had sought $5,000 for the 2018 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

Ameren Service corporate contributions and community initiatives director wrote,

Thank you for recently submitting a contribution request to Ameren. We appreciate hearing about the many dedicated people who are trying to help other people in the community.

But, like all companies, Ameren must set limits on the funds it contributes to not-for-profit organizations, even for the most worthwhile projects. Much as we would like to, we cannot support every good, solid not-for-profit organization in our service area. Nor can we respond positively to every request for financial support.

I’m sorry we cannot fulfill your request for a contribution, but wish you great success with your fundraising efforts.

Brian K. Leonard Sr.
Director, Corporate Contributions and
Community Initiatives

BETF is willing to work with any of the 47 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2018 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

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