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 day to day operations of Georgia DECA.

Georgia DECA is a state Chapter of DECA, a nearly 75 year-old co-curricular student organization with over 225,000 high school students on over 4000 campuses around the globe. This includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and 8 countries internationally. Georgia DECA’s membership this year stands at 7490 in 138 chapters across the state, and the campaign continues.

The Georgia DECA State Conference is scheduled for January 28th and 29th and is virtual with many workshops and student competitions scheduled. Its anticipated over 300 winners will qualify for DECA’s international competitions scheduled for late April.

Fundraising continues. The challenges associated with COVID also continue and still need more corporate and local business involvement as the demand for student financial assistance remains high. We are asking you consider supporting state chapter winners as they prepare for international competitions by using the “Donate” button in the upper right corner.

In addition, both Amazon and E0Bay contribute a portion of your purchase dollars to the foundation. You may use a link(upper right) and designate the Georgia DECA Foundation as a charity of choice. The links take you to a page for account log-in and provides instructions for the charity designation.

This past year has been harsh and difficult for many. Special prayers to those suffering the pains of loss or separation, along with those serving or have served our country and their families. Blessings and prayers for all first responders and those medical professionals who are always there in our hours of need. Our hopes and prayers go out to the less fortunate be they unemployed, in poverty, or homeless. A special thank you to our educators for all their adapting and innovations.

Thanks for visiting. We hope you will consider a donation for which Georgia DECA students and the Foundation thank you.

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

 

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MEET THE GEORGIA DECA 2020-21 EXECUTIVE TEAM
Congratulations to Jaidan Beal of Houston County Chapter and her new State Executive Team
THANKS FOR A FANTASTIC JOB AND GREAT YEAR… JOB WELL DONE

Georgia DECA 2020-21 State Executive Team
(L to R): Parth Gandhi (Lambert), Emily Partain (Houston County), Jaidan Beal (Houston County),
Pari Jain (Peachtree Ridge), Mackenzie Perez (Parkview), Cory Shin ( Mill Creek)