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 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 through our ASPIRE Fund and do not support the day to day operations of Georgia DECA.

Georgia DECA is a state Chapter of DECA, a 73 year old co-curricular student organization with over 227,000 high school students in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and 12 countries around the globe. Georgia DECA’s membership this school year will exceed 13000 in 150+ chapters around the state. Georgia also remains the fourth largest state chapter in DECA world-wide.

DECA’s national theme this school year is “Here WE Go” and that aptly describes another round of fundraising. Our emphasis is to get more involvement of the business community by visitations in the classroom assisting teachers, or mentoring students in project assignments, or in becoming state and/or local sponsors. Corporations have internal community minded projects involving their employees which would be of value to both advisors and their students. There is a place for you. Just contact your local high school and ask to speak with the DECA Advisor. We welcome the opportunity to discuss needed sponsorships for which you may contact me directly. Our contact information is below.

Please mark your calendars for the Georgia DECA State Career Conference to be held January 30-February 1, 2020. There is room for you and we would welcome your participation.

We value the fact you visited today. Please take a few moments to look us over. Thank you for the continued support of our current partners and we look forward to adding new ones. We always accept donations by the way, using the “donate” button in the upper right corner of this page. Please designate us as your “charity of choice” when shopping Amazon and E-Bay.

Thanks again for your valuable time and we hopefully look forward to hearing from you. Sincere best wishes for meaningful celebrations during the upcoming Holiday season. Enjoy its spirit and sounds along with the love of family. Merry Christmas everybody.

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


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Georgia DECA 2019-20 State Executive Team
Back Row (L to R): Shreya Kuturu (North Gwinnett High, VP of Leadership), Jaidan Beal (Houston County High School, VP of Marketing), Allison Hengler (Lambert High School, VP of Career Development)
Front Row (L to R): Matthew McCrary (North Gwinnett High School, VP of Finance), Ronit Ganguly (South Forsyth High School, Executive President), Jordan Washington (Chapel Hill High School, VP of Hospitality)