BDPA members, did you know that when you make your pledge to the United Way campaign you have a choice of where and how your donated funds will be used? Yes, that’s right! United Way agencies, throughout the United States, have options referred to as either Open Donor Choice, Donor Designated, Contributor Choice, or Specific Care. Federal government employees can donate to BETF using Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) code #11174. While the names are different, each is an option that allows the giver (you) to directly specify a 501(c)3 organization as the recipient of your donation. BDPA Education & Technology Foundation (BETF) is that tax-exempt organization for the local BDPA chapters.
BETF places funds donated via your local United Way in a restricted fund that is available to assist local chapter “Classroom to the Boardroom” initiatives supporting our underserved communities. To support our United Way campaign, we encourage you to designate your donations to BETF. Ask your friends and family to do the same.
To do this, look carefully for the place on your United Way pledge form where you can write-in the BETF name and address information. Doing this will support BDPA education & technology programs in your chapter and around the county. Reap the rewards of supporting your chapter’s Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program through funds raised via this simple effort. Your donation may help students participate in the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) at the Annual National BDPA Conference.
Of course, you do not have to wait for the United Way Campaign! Make a secure donation online at anytime.