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Join the Bruno E. Jacob Society for Donors

Bruno E. Jacob Society members are part of a legacy of speech and debate dating back to our founding at Ripon College in 1925. In the many decades since, the National Speech & Debate Association has provided recognition and support for high school and middle school students participating in speech and debate activities. While our organization has evolved over the years, our mission is more relevant today than ever before.

As a Bruno E. Jacob Society member, you’ll receive special benefits like monthly newsletters, listing in the annual report, VIP seating, and exclusive invitations to events. These benefits are just a small token of our appreciation for your support. Of course, the real benefits come in knowing that you are helping young people across the country learn critical thinking skills, gain confidence, and find their own voice.

For more information about joining, please email or make a gift today!

More Ways to Give

In addition to donating online, learn how to donate by mail, plan a corporate matching gift, or give back by volunteer coaching or judging. You may also choose to remember the National Speech & Debate Association in your will or estate plans.

When you’re helping others, you can never really underestimate your power as one person to make a difference.

Delanya Storey

2017 Exemplary Student Service Award Recipient

The most powerful tool a citizen has in a democracy is their voice. By giving youth a voice, the Association is equipping tomorrow’s leaders with that tool!

David Abel

Coach and NSDA Donor

2018-2019 School Year Individual Donors


($5,000 and Up)

Mr. James Copeland

The Lanier Law Firm, P.C.

Tom and Vicki Rollins


($2,500 – $4,999)

Joe and Pam Wycoff


($1,000 – $2,499)


Hunter and Michael Arton

Robert J. Feldhake
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

J. Scott and Megan Wunn


($500 – $999)

David and Katherine Abel

Savita Banerjee

Jill Irvine and Ron Halterman
In Memory of Dr. Alfred “Tuna” Snider

Jeffrey Miller

Vicki Pape

Poetic License, Inc.

Jill Sitnick
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Joshua Swartsel
In Honor of Nicole Berckes and In Memory of Harold Keller

Marc A. Wallenstein


Double Octafinalist

($250 – $499)

The Butler Family

Robert Ickes
In Honor of Don Crabtree and Pam McComas

Beth and Pat Ingram

Adam J. Jacobi and J. Scott Baker, Ph.D.

Stacy G. London

Louie Mattachione

Mel Olson

Lisa and Darrell Vossekuil

David Wendt


($100 – $249)

Shawn and Lynn Aiken
In Honor of Dwayne Purrington and Michael Tilleman

Dr. Kenny and Nancy Barfield

Ted W. Belch

Bob Bilyeu

Susan Catan

Alden B. Chace, Jr.
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

Mary Gormley

Steve and Lynn Hanon

Aaron Hardy

Jan Heiteen

Jennifer Jerome

Sarah Knobloch

Robert and Sandy Krueger

Dawna Levang

David Lillehaug

Sherry Lingenfelter

Robert “Bob” Marks

Phil McIntosh
In Honor of Don Crabtree

Dr. J. W. Patterson

The Mersol Family

Fred Robertson
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr.

Steven and Anna Schappaugh

Cathy Stevermer

Natalie Weber

Betty Whitlock


($0 – $99)

Marcela Velarde Aceves

Lily Aggarwal

Iskender Agi

Mridul Agrawal

Anonymous (5)

Mahesh Balaji

Venkatesh Balasubramanian

Roger and Doris Brannan

Arthur and Emily Bratton

Elena Byun

Lauren Burdt

Ishan Chatterjee

Kevin Chen

James Chien

Walker Desing

Erik Dominguez

Jacqueline Evrard-Vescio

Dave Gampell

Stella Gelsomino
In Honor of Guido Dominguez

Jay Gullapalli

Kirsten and Joe Greene

Wesley Hampson

Timo Henttonen

Katie Hines

Robert Ihrig

Aditya Ashok Jadhav

Marian Joss

William and Valerie Koeber

Jennifer and Lee Konfrst

Michael Kwong

Clare Lascelles

Karen Leonard

Ming Lin

Scott and Beth Maltzie

Veena Malwankar

Rev. and Mrs. David C. Marx
In Memory of Marian Milstead

Regi Mathew

Edward McGuire

James E. Menchinger
In Memory of Margaret Miller

Mohit Mittal

Susan Napier and Alex Berger

Grant Nelson

Ryan L. Nelson

Kent Ng

Edwin Pham

Todd Pixton

Navid Poulad

Sister Mary Patricia Plumb, S.N.J.M.
In Memory of Sister Phillip Mary, S.N.J.M.

Praveen Chikkamma Prabhakar

Zain Qazi

Andy Ray

Annie Reisener

Grace Rogers

Jay Rye

Liora and Ehud Schmidt

Amy and Ray Seidelman

Jitesh Shah

Laura Stein

Steve Stein

Matthew Stensrud

Doug Stiles

Gayathri Sundaresan

John Teichman

Scott and Stephanie VanderBruggen

Jayadev Velagandula

Sahar Vilan

Nicole and Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

Joe Weigand
In Honor of Kathie Abel

Rachel Wimpee
In Honor of Paulina Wanzer-Serrano

Lonny and Linda Wunn
In Honor of Megan and J. Scott Wunn

Michael Lauren Yost

Nicole Zeoli

Annual Report

The National Speech & Debate Association’s Annual Report reviews changes in the Association over the past year and provides information about its fiscal health.

Annual Report - 2017
Annual Report - 2017
Annual Report - 2016
Annual Report - 2015
Annual Report - 2014
Annual Report - 2013
Annual Report - 2012
Annual Report - 2011
Annual Report - 2010
Annual Report - 2009

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