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New York Community Trust

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked with Shawn Reid (BETF Liaison for BDPA New York) on a $22,000 grant proposal to the New York Community Trust.

We need the funding in order to support the training of 25 students in the chapter's Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. We anticipate a response by June 2012. Wish us luck!

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BDPA New York is our defending 'BDPA Chapter of the Year'. The chapter has been extremely active in the community under the leadership of chapter president Renetta English . The challenge is to find the funding that we need in New York to continue delivery of high-quality programs and services from BDPA. One way we seek out funding is through grants. We sent a $22,000 grant proposal to the New York Community Trust last month. Sadly, our request for funding was turned down.

The declination letter read as follows:
Dear Mr. Hicks,

We read with interest your proposal of March 3, 2012 requesting support for the Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) program.

I am sorry to tell you that we won't be able to help. Competition for our funds is vigorous and we just don't have enough money to do all the things that you need doing.

We appreciate the time you took to write to us and hope that you will be able to find the money you need from other sources.

Joyce M. Bove
Senior Vice President
Grants and Special Projects

We will continue to seek out funding in support of BDPA New York chapter. It would truly be helpful if you could show that you case with a secure online donation for college scholarships that we want to give to deserving students in Gotham City!

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