Who Is the Georgia DECA Foundation?

The Georgia DECA membership roll this past year was almost 12000. Considering one’s personal contacts and network, this results in our being a very viable channel of distribution for your goods and services. Moreover, there is the great opportunity for participating in the education of tomorrow’s future business leaders and entrepreneurs.

In addition to classroom activities, the curriculum provides opportunities for learning about civic responsibilities, participating in community service projects, and interfacing on real issues within the business community. Students are encouraged to participate in a challenging and comprehensive competition in five major enterprising arenas and 60 project areas. A listing of competitive events can be found by using the titled tab on left margin. All donations are awarded deserving students and chapters in the form of scholarships and stipends. Corporate and sponsorship support through our “Partners” program, assure completion of our mission


Georgia DECA Foundation Mission

The GEORGIA DECA FOUNDATION supports GEORGIA DECA and its membership while promoting direct involvement of the business community who partner in the education, personal development, and vocational guidance of the individual student. We award scholarships to the deserving, recognize personal achievement, providefinancial assistance to the under-served, and create opportunities for emerging leaders in marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and entrepreneurship.

Partners Linking Learning to Life

Why Be a Partner?

  • Support Georgia DECA members in identifying and mentoring future career paths.
  • Provide guidance for the development of leadership, creative thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Share basics of goal orientation, teamwork, consensus building, and vision for results.
  • Reinforce a greater understanding of the free enterprise system and global economics.

Opportunities for Involvement

  • Sponsor one arena area or one of the 60 competitive events.
  • Sponsor a Georgia DECA meeting or event.
  • Sponsor a scholarship or stipend award.
  • Sponsor Chapter Awards.
  • Mentor student on-site learning experiences in the class room and at your place of business.
  • Gifts to the ASPIRE Fund.

Where Do Your Dollars Go?


Each year students choose a project to work on for the year. This choice is from 60 projects in five major business arenas.  As a Friend of Georgia DECA, your donation creates an ownership right to a specific event. This includes access to classrooms to assist teachers and mentor students, become a member of a Business Advisory Council, judge student performances at competitions, and award presentations at the state conference. An advertising and promotion package is included involving recognition at each meeting or event and on our website.


Donations made to this fund are used to make individual awards to all first place state conference competition winners' registration fees for the annual international competition. Funds are available to students needing financial assistance as recognized by their teachers, their administrators, and guidance counselors. Additional dollars are distributed to underserved to cover membership costs, costs associated with various Georgia DECA functions, and attending project training sessions. Community service donations are also distributed from this fund.


During the school year GA DECA provides meetings and workshops for both teachers and students aimed at advanced education and improving leadership skill development. This presents an opportunity for GA DECA to promote your company, its brand, and its products and/or services.


Each year at our state conference, various chapters are recognized for achievements in membership growth and development. Five awards are recognized for such areas as largest chapter, chapter with largest growth over last years' numbers, new chapter growth, and largest alumni enrollment.