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<ul><li><p>PORTFOLIONovember, 2009</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>Programs and Services200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th FloorChicago, IL 60606(31 2) 575-8503www.bdpa-chicago.org</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA National OrganizationHistory and PurposeBlack Data Processing Associates (BDPA) is a not-for-profit professional association founded in 1975 in Philadelphia, PA. BDPA has grown into a national organization with over 40 chapters chartered throughout the United States.Organization membership is open to all with expressed interest in the information technology industry regardless of race, sex, religious beliefs or national origin.</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Education &amp; Technology Foundation (BETF)History and PurposeBETF is a 501 (c) 3 educational organization. Gifts and contributions to BETF are tax deductible. Most BDPA local chapters carry 501 (c) 6 status. Since 1975, BDPA has educated and trained minority professionals working in the information technology industry. BDPA has successfully reached out to many, and has provided opportunities through networking, educational programs, monthly seminars, monthly workshops and annual conferences.Educational and technical opportunities still reach the African American community at a slow pace. BDPA has a larger task and broader range of people (especially youth) to reach. Recognizing the need for accelerated action, the BETF was established.</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago ChapterOBJECTIVESTo accumulate a pool of data processing knowledge and business experience with the intention of utilizing these resources to strengthen the expertise of minority members of the data processing communityTo offer this expertise to those minorities evaluating data processing for future career/business potentialTo broaden the data processing knowledge of the minority community as a whole, and participate in all activities directly related theretoMEMBERSHIPBroad spectrum of Information Technology ProfessionalsMembers welcomed without regard to race, sex, religious beliefs or national originMore than 50 major corporations representedEntrepreneursEducatorsStudentsThe Chicago Chapter was chartered March 16, 1986, and is currently the largest BDPA chapter, with over 500 members.STRUCTUREGoverned by Board of Directors6 Elected Officers8 Appointed DirectorsFINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITYFunded by membership dues, funding events grants and donations</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) ProfileThe BDPA Chicago Chapter CAC was established in April 1990 and is comprised of corporate representatives who have joined in support and sponsorship of BDPA Chicago Chapter programs and activities. The CAC functions as an advisory board to the Chicago Chapter Board of Directors and hosts the Annual Education Banquet and CIO Reception. Members of the CAC determine membership in the CAC and provide advice and counsel to the President and officers of BDPA, The CAC meets monthly on the last Tuesday. Standing sub-committees meet as necessary to carry out their objectives.OBJECTIVESServe as a sounding board for ideas and programsProvide business leadership to enable the organization to function effectivelyAssist with the development of strategies for funding CAC members provide funding and support to BDPA to carry out professional development and education outreach programsMEMBERSHIPThe CAC is comprised of senior management from corporations who have expressed interest in BDPA activities and is by invitation of the Corporate Advisory Council.</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter ActivitiesMonthly Program Meetings -Timeframe: Every 3rd Friday, January thru NovemberThese meetings are held for information sharing, networking and center around formal presentations in leading edge technology.Professional Development Seminars and Workshops - Timeframe: ContinuousSeminars, workshops and professional certification study groups are held on a variety of topics like Web page design (JAVA, HTML), Microsoft Office tools, Novell Software, data security, career development and personal development.Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are developed and conducted with current technologies and events in the Information Technology industry. BDPA Chicago Chapter is also instrumental in coordinating and conducting seminars and workshops at the National BDPA Convention annually.Communications - Timeframe: ContinuousAlong with monthly program meetings, several communications have been created to effectively communicate with other interested parties. They are: The BDPA Chicago Chapter web site www.bdpa-chicago.orgA voicemail and messaging system that announces upcoming events and accepts message for follow-up contactBDPA Chicago Chapter Newsletter</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter ActivitiesCorporate Marketing Timeframe: ContinuousThis is a structured program of meetings, proposals, and requests for corporate support of BDPA programs and activities. This activity is structured around corporate contact at CAC meetings, Banquets and the CIO Reception.</p><p>CIO Reception - Timeframe: NovemberA reception for Chicago area Senior Information Technology Managers that not only gives them the opportunity to learn about BDPA Chicago Chapter programs and activities, but also gives them the rare opportunity to network with each other.</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter ActivitiesAwards Banquet Timeframe: JanuaryThis event is held annually to acknowledge contributions of the members, acknowledge contributions of supporting and sponsoring corporations, recognize community volunteers and raise funds to support the chapter's operating budget.Career Fair - Timeframe: JanuaryThis event is held to give exposure to our sponsors, provide career opportunities to our members in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs and raise funds to support our scholarship fund.</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter ActivitiesEducation Banquet Timeframe: JuneSponsored by the BDPA Chicago Chapter Corporate Advisory Council, at this event, funds are raised to support scholarships, support team training and defray expenses relating to participation in the National Computer Competition and other educational programs.Golf Outing Timeframe: MaySponsored by BDPA Chicago Chapter, raises funds to support scholarship fund, support team training, defray expenses relating to participation in the National Computer Competition and other educational programs.</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Achievements2009 Largest Chapter within BDPA1st and 3rd Place Winners of Midwest Regional High School Computer Competition2008Largest Chapter within BDPA3rd Place National Conference High School Computer Competition Winner2007Largest Chapter within BDPA1st and 3rd Place Winners of Midwest Regional High School Computer Competition3rd Place National Conference High School Computer Competition WinnerManagement Award2006 Celebrated the 20th Year Anniversary of BDPA Chicago Chapter1st Place National Conference High School Computer Competition Winner1st and 2nd Place Winners of Midwest Regional High School Computer Competition</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>National BDPA Technology ConferenceThe national conference held in August is an annual forum dedicated to joining IT Professionals with the latest technology advances, and career and professional development opportunities. The mission is to provide access to the most innovative concepts in emerging technologies, theories, research and education.Full registration to this event includes access to leading edge workshops and seminars, plenary sessions, opening ceremony and awards gala, conference guide, conference proceedings and a souvenir conference bag.</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Corporate Chapter ProgramAbbott LaboratoriesAllstate InsuranceBaxter InternationalCNA FinancialComputer Resource SolutionsDaugherty Business SolutionsDunn Solutions GroupExelonHCL AmericaBlue Cross Blue Shield of IllinoisBlackwell Consulting Service (BCS)Chicago Public Schools (CPS)Diamond Management and Technology Consultantsi.c. starsMagellan AssociatesMedia Specialists, Inc.Navistar International Penick and AssociatesRobert Morris UniversitySentinel Technologies, Inc.State Farm InsuranceThoughtworksVisionITHewitt AssociatesHSBC North AmericaIBMJPMorgan ChaseKraft FoodsMcDonaldsMicrosoftU.S. CellularUBS Investment BankWalgreen Company</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Corporate Chapter ProgramTo achieve the benefits of becoming a corporate partner, the BDPA Corporate Chapter Program presents an organized forum, within a company, for employees to meet on a regular basis in support of the mission and goals of the corporation and the National BDPA organization.The fundamental objectives are to: Enhance communications among employees throughout the corporationDevelop teams and collaborative effortsInitiate meaningful technology projectsSupport a Mentor or Internship ProgramEnsure employee participation in community service activitiesMaintain a positive, diverse and professional work environmentDevelop leadership and management through volunteerismEnhance pride in the corporationIncrease BDPA membership and national conference participationProvide a forum to interact with Information Technology product purchasersIncrease access to talent pools of qualified candidates</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship Packages BRONZEBRONZE PLUSSILVERGOLDPLATINUMCORPORATE SPONSOR CORPORATE SUPPORTER$10,000$15,000$25,000$50,000$100,000$5,000$2,500</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship PackagesAwards Banquet Table ($2,500)Education Banquet Table ($2,000)HSCC Scholarship Fund ($1,500)HSCC Operating Expense ($1,500)Chapter Operating Expenses ($4,500)Golf Outing ($5,000)Additional Education Banquet Table ($1,000)Additional Awards Banquet Table ($1,250)HSCC Training Materials ($1,200)60 Full Memberships ($4,500)Includes ad in the BDPA Chicago Chapter NewsletterIncludes Corporate Partners link on BDPA Chicago Chapter Website: (http://www.bdpa-chicago.org/corpPartners.htm)Banquet Tables include ad in the Souvenir Banquet Book and an invitation to the Corporate Executive ReceptionRecognition Presentation at major event (Awards Banquet, Education Banquet, CIO Reception)Press release announcing sponsorshipUsage of chapter email distribution systems to communicate career opportunities and other corporate announcementsAccess to BDPA Chicago Chapter Job System (Resume and Job Posting Database)Participation in BDPA Chicago Chapter Student Internship Program$25,000 Silver Corporate Sponsor PackageSilver Package:</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship PackagesAwards Banquet Table ($2,500)Education Banquet Table ($2,000)HSCC Scholarship Fund ($1,500)HSCC Operating Expense ($1,500)Chapter Operating Expenses ($4,500)40 Full Memberships ($3,000)Includes ad in the BDPA Chicago Chapter NewsletterIncludes Corporate Partners link on BDPA Chicago Chapter Website: (http://www.bdpa-chicago.org/corpPartners.htm)Banquet Tables include ad in the Souvenir Banquet Book and an invitation to the Corporate Executive ReceptionRecognition Presentation at major event (Awards Banquet, Education Banquet, CIO Reception)Press release announcing sponsorship Usage of chapter email distribution systems to communicate career opportunities and other corporate announcementsAccess to BDPA Chicago Chapter Job System (Resume and Job Posting Database)Participation in BDPA Chicago Chapter Student Internship Program$15,000 Bronze Plus Corporate Sponsor Package Bronze Plus Package:</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship PackagesAwards Banquet Table ($2,500)HSCC Scholarship Fund ($1,500)HSCC Operating Expense ($1,500)Chapter Operating Expenses ($4,500)20 Full Memberships ($3,000)Includes ad in the BDPA Chicago Chapter NewsletterIncludes Corporate Partners link on BDPA Chicago Chapter Website: (http://www.bdpa-chicago.org/corpPartners.htm)Banquet Tables include ad in the Souvenir Banquet Book and an invitation to the Corporate Executive ReceptionRecognition Presentation at major event (Awards Banquet, Education Banquet, CIO Reception)Press release announcing sponsorship Usage of chapter email distribution systems to communicate career opportunities and other corporate announcementsAccess to BDPA Chicago Chapter Job System (Resume and Job Posting Database)Participation in BDPA Chicago Chapter Student Internship Program$10,000 Bronze Corporate Sponsor Package Bronze Package:</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship PackagesAwards Banquet Table ($2,500)HSCC Scholarship Fund ($1,500)HSCC Operating Expense ($1,500)Chapter Operating Expenses ($4,500)20 Full Memberships ($3,000) Includes ad in the BDPA Chicago Chapter NewsletterIncludes Corporate Partners link on BDPA Chicago Chapter Website: (http://www.bdpa-chicago.org/corpPartners.htm)Recognition Presentation at major event (Awards Banquet, Education Banquet, CIO Reception)Press release announcing sponsorship Usage of chapter email distribution systems to communicate career opportunities and other corporate announcementsAccess to BDPA Chicago Chapter Job System (Resume and Job Posting Database)Participation in BDPA Chicago Chapter Student Internship Program$5,000 Corporate Sponsor Package Corporate Sponsor Package:</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship PackagesAwards Banquet Table ($2,500)HSCC Scholarship Fund ($1,500)HSCC Operating Expense ($1,500)Chapter Operating Expenses ($4,500)20 Full Memberships ($3,000)Workshop or Reception Sponsor ($2,500)Two Full Memberships ($150)Includes Corporate Partners link on BDPA Chicago Chapter Website: (http://www.bdpa-chicago.org/corpPartners.htm)$2,500 Corporate Supporter Package Corporate Supporter Package:</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship PackagesAdult Member ($75 each)Awards Banquet Sponsor ($50,000)Banquet Entertainment Sponsor ($1,500)Banquet Executive Reception Sponsor ($2,500)Banquet Favors ($2,500)Banquet Souvenir Book Ad ($250 full page, $150 page)Banquet Souvenir Book Sponsor ($2,500)Banquet VIP Reception Sponsor ($7,500)Black Family Technology Awareness Week ($1,200)CIO Reception ($15,000)Education Banquet Sponsor ($30,000)Golf outing ($7,500)High School Computer Competition Conference Support ($1,500/student)High School Student Training Material Sponsor ($1,200/student)National BDPA Student Internship Program ($1,000, $500 to National BDPA)Program Book Ads ($350 half page, $700 full page)Program Meeting Sponsor ($750)Provide lunch for training sessions ($150/session)Publication Advertisement ($1,500)Recruiting Open House ($7,500)Regional High School Computer Competition ($4,000)Social Function after Program Meeting ($1,000)Student Empowerment Retreat ($10,000)Student Member ($15 each)Underwrite Student Conference Registration ($200 each)Workshop Sponsor ($2,500)</p><p>Chicago Chapter</p><p>BDPA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship PackagesAward Banquet Ticket/Table Pricing$125 Ticket$1,250 Small Table or Additional table includes a table for 10$1,875 Business Table includes table for 10 with admission to the Executive Reception or page Ad in Program Book$2,50...</p></li></ul>