BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (College Park, MD)


  • Name:Wayne Hicks
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
  • Address:4423 Lehigh Road, #277
    College Park, MD 20740
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(513) 284-4968
  • Main fax:(202) 318-2194

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:BDPA Cleveland
    P.O. Box 181246
    Cleveland, OH 44118
    United States

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • This request sent from the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) on behalf of Cleveland chapter (BDPA). BETF is a 501(c)(3) foundation searches for the funding necessary to support the science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) education programs of BDPA and its 45 BDPA chapters around the nation.

    BDPA Cleveland, chartered in November 1980, is one of our strongest chapters with major support from local corporations and educational institutions.

    The lack of standards, core credits and courses has led to a troubling trend – a lack of access to engaging courses for diverse populations. Only 17 percent of Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science test takers were women, even though women represented 55 percent of all AP test takers. Further, only 784 African American students nationwide took the AP Computer Science exam. There is a significant lack of access to upper-level computer science courses for many under-represented populations, creating a major, and growing, equity issue. Lack of access to “privileged knowledge,” including K–12 computer science education, is what education researchers have described as a significant social justice issue for the 21st Century.

    BETF recognizes that to close the gap of computer and technology literacy, minority youth must participate and compete in today’s digital economy. We want students from historically disadvantaged communities to learn advanced computer science and community responsibility from BDPA.

  • History:
  • Earl Pace and David Wimberly founded BDPA in 1976 as a local association. Within three years, the founders grew BDPA into a national organization with chapters in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Cleveland. Today, there are 45 chapters throughout the United States. One part of the BDPA legacy is our Student Information Technology & Scholarship (SITES) program. This is a program that enriches the educational opportunities for our students in an after-school program of technology training from BDPA with a focus on low-and moderate-income communities.

    BDPA established the SITES program to teach advanced computer science and community responsibility to students from historically disadvantaged communities. The centerpiece of SITES is our High School Computer Competition (HSCC). BDPA started the HSCC program in 1986 when we observed the growing need for youth of color to possess basic computer skills.

    The BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) was founded in August 1992. BETF exists to find the funding necessary to support BDPA programs all over the nation.

    BETF provides college scholarships to high school students who demonstrate an interest in science, technology and mathematics and who indicate a willingness to enter into a college curriculum in one of the hard sciences. We are proud to have given out over $313,700 in scholarships since 1999.

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:1

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • BDPA Cleveland Board of Directors

    Henry Wiggins, BDPA Cleveland Chapter President
    Employer: Case Medical Center

    Barbara Allen, BDPA Cleveland VP-Finance

    Joel Grey, BDPA Cleveland VP-Member Services

    Stan Harris, BDPA Cleveland President-Elect

    Ken Wilson, BDPA Cleveland Past President
    Employer: Wilco Technology Enterprises

    Norman Mays, BDPA Cleveland VP-Strategy & Planning

    Theresa Robinson, BDPA Cleveland VP-Membership Mgmt

    Sylvia Calhoun, SITES Coordinator
    Employer: Parker Hannifin Corporation
    Phone: (216) 896-2728

    BETF Board of Directors

    Earl A. Pace Jr., BETF Chairman of the Board
    Pace Data Systems
    Philadelphia, PA

    Lydia Barron, BETF Director
    JNet Communications
    Weston, CT

    Ron Branch, BETF Director
    Silverback Group
    Montclair, NJ

    John Eckenrode, BETF Director
    Baltimore, MD

    Dr. Tayo Ibikunle, BETF Director
    JPMorgan Chase
    Wilmington, DE

    Larry Quinlan, BETF Director
    Atlanta, GA

    Glenn Rogers, BETF Director
    Silverback Group
    Montclair, NJ

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Wayne Hicks, Executive Director
    BDPA Education & Technology Foundation
    Cincinnati, OH

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Valorie Hartridge, BETF Chief Financial Officer
    Marriott International
    Seabrook, MD

    Rudy Duke, BETF Chief Information Officer
    Nextium Solutions
    Bowie, MD


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(3)
  • Tax ID:52-1806848

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:521806848
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% A J COOPER
  • Organization Address:4423 LEHIGH RD # 277
  • Organization City:COLLEGE PARK
  • Organization State:MD
  • Organization Zip:20740-3127
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1993
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:17
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above. 509(a)(3)
  • Activity Code(s):602
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$73,032
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$239,042
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$239,042
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:37:18 am

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