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AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways is committed to the communities they serve and is pleased to contribute to worthy causes and fundraising events in those communities.

Please note that they accept charitable donation requests through their website only. They no longer accept mailed or faxed charitable donation requests. The standard donation for organizations meeting the below guidelines is one set of 2 coach tickets.

In order to be eligible for a charitable donation, your organization must meet the following requirements:
  • Provide a 501c3 tax identification number
  • Submit your request at least 6 weeks prior to the event
  • Not be affiliated with any political group or controversial cause
  • Provide a physical mailing address for certificates to be mailed if approved
  • Have not received AirTran Airways ticket certificates for a previous fundraising event within the past year
Please use their Charitable Donation Application to submit your proposal. Please do not call AirTran Airways regarding the status of your request. They receive a tremendous number of requests and will process your application as soon as they can prior to the event date.

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is willing to submit an online application as fiscal agent for your BDPA chapter. Our preference is that these tickets be used for a SITES-related program. We will also limit our efforts to chapters that have (a) provided us with their current SITES budget and (b) provided us with a chapter president profile for publication on our award-winning blog.

First-come; first-served. What say u?

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked with BDPA Baltimore chapter president Michael Tyson and chapter vice president Amber Green on a grant proposal to AirTran Airways. We asked for them to provide us with in-kind donation of round-trip coach tickets that would help get chapter students to the 2011 national BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships in Chicago.

BDPA Baltimore chapter could use the support of our blog readers as they raise funds for HSCC scholarships.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Philadelphia submitted an online grant proposal to AirTran Airways in an effort to receive two round-trip coach tickets. The tickets would be used to help get the BDPA Philadelphia students to the 2011 national High School Computer Competition taking place later this year in Chicago.

Wish us luck ... or you can make a more tangible indication of your support with an online donation to the BDPA Philadelphia HSCC Scholarship Fund.
Our effort to get complimentary airline tickets for the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) students from BDPA Philadelphia hit a wall when we learned that AirTran Airways turned down our funding request.

The folks from AirTran Airways wrote:
Thank you for affording AirTran Airways the opportunity to review your request for charitable donation.

As you may well imagine, AirTran Airways receives several hundred requests for support each week -- all of which, while for a worthy cause, cannot be granted. We regret that we are not able to participate in your event this year.

Thank you for your interest in AirTran Airways.

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation will continue to work with BDPA Philadelphia chapter to ensure that they have the funding necessary to compete in the 2011 national HSCC championship to be held on August 5-6 in Chicago.

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