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Brandon Gardner Memorial Scholarship (BDPA Los Angeles)

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation via Crowdrise
February 22, 2015

It is an honor to raise scholarship funds for BDPA Los Angeles on behalf of the late Brandon Gardner. Won't you help us? | @BDPALA  See more

BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 236

THE STORY:

BDPA Los Angeles chapter plans to give out $1,000 scholarships each of the five (5) students that earn a spot on the city's national team competing at the 33rd annual BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships being held July 26-29, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH. The mission of the BDPA Los Angeles chapter is to support local information technology (IT) professionals and increase the number of historically under-represented persons of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.

This Crowdrise Project seeks to raise $5,000 to fully fund these college scholarships for the 2017 HSCC team.  Our hope is that we can find 10 people to join our fundraising team.

WHO WAS BRANDON ROBERT GARDNER?

This memorial scholarship was created to honor Brandon Robert Gardner (1984-2009). Brandon attended at least five national BDPA technology conferences ... including the 1999 conference in which he participated as a member of the Los Angeles chapter high school computer competition (HSCC) team. Brandon's dad, Robert, served as BDPA Los Angeles chapter president in 1999-2000.

Brandon helped to coach and chaperone the chapter’s HSCC team in 2001. He is also remembered for making outstanding program meeting presentations on the Internet for his west coast chapter.

Brandon lost his battle with the San Joaquin disease on August 22, 2009.

WHAT IS HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER COMPETITION?

HSCC is a computer instructional program available to Los Angeles area students in grades 8 through 12. Participating students receive quality instruction in basic computer skills, computer programming languages, website development, database design public speaking and career development.

One of the primary concerns of industry today is that many students (of all majors) are entering the workforce with little or no practical knowledge or design experience.

BDPA student competitions and projects are an important key to help prepare students to be effective professional IT professionals.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE and FUN

Providing students with education, experience and fun is what the national HSCC championship is all about. The competition has three parts: Team oral exam, Individual written test, and Team website development. The highlight of the event is the 7 hour requirements based website and database design and development competition.

Through involvement in the competition, students will gain practical experience in the design of web based applications, programming languages, requirements gathering, needs analysis and test & development. Also, they will also develop skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and time management.

Please MAKE A DONATION or JOIN OUR TEAM so that we can make a difference with the young people in Los Angeles CA.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$599

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Zella Shigg

    $10

  • John C. Malonson III

    $25

  • Liz Hicks

    $50

  • Gary/Andree Justin

    $30

  • Katherine Schmerzler

    $25

  • Kirk Williams

    $25

  • Robert Gardner Sr.

    $100

  • Katherine Schmerzler

    $25

  • Michael JB

    $25

  • Katherine Schmerzler

    $10

  • Michele and Eric Cwiertny

    $26

  • Chris L. Hickey, Sr.

    $100

  • Nick Florest

    $10

  • Wayne Hicks

    $14

  • Elizabeth Hicks

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $14

  • Andrew Fort

    $50

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12% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $599 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised

$415

 

8% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wayne Hicks

Amount Raised

$156

 

31% Raised of $500 Goal

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Michele and Eric Cwiertny

Amount Raised

$14

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Elizabeth Hicks

Amount Raised

$14

Donor Comments

Andrew Fort

Andrew Fort

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $14

In appreciation for the good works of Liz Hicks and the BDPA Los Angeles chapter! 5 years ago

Elizabeth Hicks

Elizabeth Hicks

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $14

I'm heading to Los Angeles this week. I plan to see Brandon's father. I'm making this donation in memory of his son. 5 years ago

Nick Florest

Nick Florest

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Chris L. Hickey, Sr.

Chris L. Hickey, Sr.

DONATION: $100

I am honored to contribute to this very worthy cause. I am still highly appreciative of the influence Robert (Bob) Gardner had on my son's interest in computer programming many years ago. Thank you Bob, and God Bless you and your family. 6 years ago

Michele and Eric Cwiertny

Michele and Eric Cwiertny

DONATION: $26

A wonderful tribute to a talented and amazing young man. xo 6 years ago

Katherine Schmerzler

Katherine Schmerzler

DONATION: $10

Congrats on your becoming the next CFHP! 6 years ago

Michael JB

Michael JB

DONATION: $25

So that all children will have the opportunity to pursue higher education! 6 years ago

Katherine Schmerzler

Katherine Schmerzler

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday Wayne! 6 years ago