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 taxdeductible 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 74 year old co-curricular student organization with over 225,000 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 has exceeded 13000 in 152 chapters around the state. Georgia also remains the fourth largest state chapter in DECA world-wide.

The Georgia DECA State Career Development Conference wrapped up February 1st. Attendance records were broken with almost 2500 attendees and over 600 students qualified for DECA’s International Career and Development Competitions (ICDC)in late April in Nashville. Congratulations to all.

This month is Career Technical Education (CTE) month as we continue another round of fundraising. We are emphasizing 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.

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 or on Facebook. 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.

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


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Congratulations to Jaidan Beal of Houston County Chapter and her new State Executive Team

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)