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Wells Fargo Foundation

The Wells Fargo Foundation seems to have a much more regional focus in the areas they have traditionally served. Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen their communities. Through the efforts of their enthusiastic team member-volunteers and their contributions, they share their success within our communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues.

Where They Give - They direct their giving to areas that they believe are important to the future of our nation's vitality and success: community development, education, and human services.

Does your BDPA chapter have an account at Wells Fargo? Does your chapter have BDPA members that work for Wells Fargo? If so, then you should consider working with BETF to submit a grant proposal for your Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship program. BETF operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Let me know if your chapter are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity.

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Charlotte chapter to submit an online grant proposal to Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation. We asked them to provide us with grant funding of $5,000 in support of the chapter's Student IT Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

Wish us luck!

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) completed an 'Educational Matching Gift Program Request' on behalf of Wells Fargo employee Franklin Caldwell.  If accepted then Franklin would leverage his donation to BETF with a 100% matching gift from Wells Fargo.

Are there any other Wells Fargo employees willing to make a similiar donation leveraged by the matching gifts program?

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Charlotte were disappointed to learn that our online grant proposal seeking $5,000 in support for the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program has been declined by the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation.

The declination email read as follows:

Mr. Wayne Hicks, Executive Director
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
4423 Lehigh Road, #277
College Park, MD 20740-3127

Dear Mr. Hicks:

Thank you for your request seeking support from Wells Fargo for BDPA Education and Technology Foundation in support of Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES).

As you can imagine, we receive many requests for financial support - far more than we can grant. Although we recognize the importance of your efforts, we are not able to make a contribution at this time.

Our mission at Wells Fargo is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference. Your organization is vital in accomplishing these goals and many others.

We appreciate your giving us the opportunity to consider your request and wish you great success with your community efforts.

Jay Everette
Community Affairs Manager (Greater Charlotte)
301 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28288
(704) 383-8287

We have a strong base of BDPA members employed at Wells Fargo. It is likely that we will seek out funding from them again in the future.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Charlotte chapter on a grant proposal submitted earlier this week to the Wells Fargo community affairs folks. We are hopeful that Wells Fargo will support the chapter's Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. Our cause is strengthened by the fact that BDPA Charlotte chapter president Julius Clark works for Wells Fargo Bank!

We should have an answer within the next 90 days.

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