Message from the President

Bob Armbruster, President GA DECA FoundationThank you for visiting the Georgia DECA Foundation website today. Our mission is one of fundraising to support Georgia DECA chapters and students having financial needs to participate in DECA’s internationally recognized leadership and self- enrichment program. We are an independent 501C3 corporation whose tax deductible donations come from corporations, chapters, advisors, students, and folks like yourself. Our distributions go directly to Georgia chapters and students and do not support the operations of Georgia DECA.

Georgia DECA is a state Chapter of DECA, a 75 year-old co-curricular student organization with over 200,000 high school and college students on over 3500 campuses around the globe. This includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and 8 countries internationally. Georgia DECA’s current membership campaign is ongoing and as of this writing, high school(K12) student enrollment is over 11500 and climbing. This exceeds the total membership for the last school year which was affected by the pandemic. All are looking forward to getting back to “normalcy” and event planning includes face to face meetings and virtual alternatives.

Georgia DECA is holding its annual state career conference (CDC) in a couple weeks (Jan. 27-29). Over 2000 students will be competing to attend DECA’s International Career Conference (ICDC) which will be here in Atlanta in late April with 15000 attendees from around the globe. There is room for you to judge student presentations at both of these events. State judging forms can be obtained using the following link for the State Conference January 28th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta:(View Form) International judging registration can be found at: (www.gadeca.org) , search “Events” and tap “Atlanta ICDC”. There are a few state openings and ICDC needs over 1000. Judges.

Fundraising for the school year continues. We are emphasizing more corporate and local business involvement as the demand for student financial assistance is high. We are encouraged by the fact total donations YTD exceed last year at this time. The Covid situation is hampering efforts and we continue to reach out for much needed student funding resources. Please browse this and the Georgia DECA website, (www.gadeca.org) . Notice the links to the above right as both Amazon and E-Bay donate a portion of your purchase dollars to support Georgia DECA students. The “Donate” button at top right of this page works 24/7.

There are many opportunities to donate. We thank those business folks and individuals who have donated this campaign. Our students, their teachers, and myself, thank you for your time and consideration in hopefully supporting them through the Georgia DECA Foundation..

Until next time…

-Bob Armbruster, Board Chair & President
GA DECA Foundation, Inc.
[email protected]

 

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