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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!

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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


2017-2018 School Year Individual Donors


($5,000 and Up)


David and Katherine Abel
In Memory of LaVoy and Jo Ann Abel

Ed and Liz Holland

Adam and Ashley Johnson

The Lanier Law Firm, P.C.

Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation

Tom and Vicki Rollins


($2,500 – $4,999)

Robert J. Feldhake
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

David C. and Sophia Frederick
In Memory of B. J. and Lanny Naegelin

The Kettles Law Firm

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC

Joan Van Wyke and Jennifer White

Joe and Pam Wycoff


($1,000 – $2,499)

Hunter and Michael Arton

Teri L. DiGiulian

Jason Fernandez
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr.

Hip Pops Handcrafted Awesomeness

Victor Jih

Shelly and Greg Lanier

David Lopez
In Memory of B. J. and Lanny Naegelin

Michael Morris

Christopher Regan

Donus and Lovila Roberts

Texas Forensic Association

Melisa L. Wilson

J. Scott and Megan Wunn


($500 – $999)


Kristen Soltis Anderson

Dianna and Brett Bordewick

Kirby Chin
In Memory of Richard B. Sodikow

Betsy and Cherian Koshy

Michael and Linda Langford
In Memory of Joy Robbins and In Honor of Jim Robbins

David Mainiero

J. E. Masters
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

Alina Matthew
In Honor of Sunny Toreihi

Deano and Vicki Pape

Poetic License, Inc.

Ed Purdy

Robert Runcie

Deborah Simon

Jill Sitnick
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Joshua D. Swartsel

David A. Wendt

Double Octafinalist

($250 – $499)

Stefan Bauschard

Joel Butterly

California High School Speech Association

Peter L. Coffey and Kristine H. Cleary

Barbara and David Dansky

East Texas NSDA District

David Hung
In Honor of Nicole Wanzer-Serrano

Robert Ickes
In Honor of Don Crabtree and Pam McComas

Drs. Jill Irvine and Ron Halterman

Lone Star NSDA District

The Mersol Family

Jeffrey Miller

Johnny Molson
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr.

Julie Nelson

North Texas Longhorns NSDA District

Jackie and Michael Oakes

Mel Olson

Dr. Polly and Bruce Reikowski

Rotary Club of Algiers

James (Jay) Rye

Monica Silverstein

Susan Sprung and Christopher Keyser

Margaret Owen Thorpe

Jill Van Wyke

Lisa and Darrell Vossekuil

Jacqueline Whisman

Anne White


($100 – $249)

Anonymous (2)

Arlene Akerman

Marcia Allen

Marisa and Kyle Anderson

Susan Anderson

Byron Arthur

Dr. Kenny and Nancy Barfield

Patrick Bishop

Roger and Doris Brannan
In Honor of Don Crabtree and Donus Roberts

Judith Brisman
In Memory of Dr. Alfred “Tuna” Snider

Jennifer Burton

Dario Camara
In Honor of Grace Schappaugh and CJ Wanzer-Serrano

Gregg T. Campbell

Virginia Tyler Campbell

Charlton Campbell-Hughes

Alden B. Chace Jr.
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

Eric Charping
In Memory of Bill Gibron

Ben Churba

Sydney Conrad

Helen S. Corry

Grant Ebenger

Celeste and Jim Egger
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Thomas Evnen
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Jacqueline Evrard-Vescio

Mark Ferguson

Mariano y Helena Fiallos
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Charlton G. C. Friedberg Trust

Mary Gormley
In Memory of Sarah Gormley

Betsy Hanmer

Steve and Lynn Hanon

Aaron Hardy

Elena Herskowitz

David Hingstman

David and Judy Huston

Adam Jacobi and Dr. J. Scott Baker

Jennifer Jerome

David and Dianne Johnson

Robert J. Kelly

Norisha Kirts

Sarah Knobloch

Megan Koester

Karen and Garry Kravit

Vicki Larsen

Joseph Leary

Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr.

Dr. Robert S. Littlefield
In Memory of Harry and LeVoyne Littlefield

Tim Luke and Kay Heidbreder

Judith and Samuel Mamet

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

Louie Mattachione

Ray and Pam McComas
In Honor of Emily Bratton

Chase and Lauren McCool

Steve Meadows
In Honor of Karen Miyakado

Varsha Monick

Renee Motter

Laura Natzke

Chris Palmer

Dr. J. W. Patterson
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr.

Dr. Randy Patterson
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr.

Lois Pierson

Warren Poschman

Jim and Colleen Reisener

Michael Reszler

Krysta and Ernie Rose

Anna and Steven Schappaugh

Amy and Ray Seidelman

Maria Nubia Serrano

Tim and Chistine Sheaff

Alexandra Shilko

Jamey Siefert
In Memory of B. J. and Lanny Naegelin

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
In Honor of Tanner McGee and In Memory of Perry Tyner Tate

James Stage

Ron Steinhorst

Danielle Strait

Susan, Eric, and Jacqueline Sutherland

Dr. Max Thompson
In Memory of Mrs. Opal Hall

Cindi and Aaron Timmons
In Memory of Dr. Alfred “Tuna” Snider

Daniel Tyree

Maureen Voll
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Nicole and Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

Gregory F. Wells

Betty Whitlock
In Honor of Kathy Owens

Chase Williams

Jonathan Wolshuck

Jack Xue

Carol and Dave Zanto
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr., and Brother René Sterner


($0 – $99)


Shawn and Lynn Aiken

Tim and Lauren Averill
In Memory of Phyllis Barton

Dean and Elaine Beaupain

Michael Bole

Emily and Arthur Bratton

Sarah Brazier

Lauren Burdt

Christine Campbell

Karan Choudhary

Genna Cohen

Scott Cox
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Don and Ann Crabtree

Kendra Dahlstrom

Daniel DeBois

Katie DeSimone

Walker Desing

Kathy and Dan Dumke
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr.

Liberty Dunn

Shannon Duus

Kirsten Ellermann

Antonia Espey

Tracey Faenza

Dalton Feeley

Matthew Feng

Katherine Ferman

Stacey Freeman
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Steve and Ari Gloss
In Honor of Robin Gloss

Nancy Gordon

Sarah Gordon

Jane Hagedorn

David Harper

Katie Hines

Mina Hoffman

F. Patrick Hughes

Jessica Hughes

Robert and Gail Ihrig

Amber Johnson

Marian Joss

Michelle Kelsey Kearl

Peter Klein
In Honor of Nicole Wanzer-Serrano

Jason Kline

William and Valerie Koeber

Amy Koko and Aimee Alexander
In Memory of Bill Gibron

Jennifer Konfrst
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Emily Kriegel

Susan Kriegel

Jason Kurth

Clare Lascelles

Ken and Michelle Law
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

Walter Lemanski

Anthony Leys

Matthew Linn

Colin Malinak

Scott and Beth Maltzie

Elliot Mamet

Kalie Marsicano
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Karen Martin
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Virginia J. Mayes

Randall McCutcheon
In Memory of Amy McCutcheon

Edward McGuire

Arthur McMillion

James E. Menchinger
In Memory of Margaret Miller

Amy Miesel
In Honor of Rachel Carlson

Jason Moore
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Alexandria Murru

Susan Napier and Alex Berger

Natasha Naseem

Grant Nelson

Ryan L. Nelson

Patrice Ott

Lisa Pelton

Scott and Melody Crick Peters

Sister Mary Patricia Plumb, S.N.J.M.

Kate Polit

Kenneth Posner

Donald Randolph

Daniel Rego

Michael Reid

Annie Reisener

Reece Ristau

Joan Roberts

Fred and Amy Robertson

Maria Ruhe

Brooke Ryan

Yvonne Schaeffer

Natalie M. Schira

Joshua Schmidt
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Liora and Ehud Schmidt

Christy Schneider

Paul Sevigny

Louie Sloven

Micki W. Smith

Gail Stage

Steve Stein

Gregory Stevens

Anthony Tovar

Rhianna Urban
In Honor of Megan and J. Scott Wunn

Scott and Stephanie VanderBruggen

Peeranut Visetsuth

Chad Wagner

Libby Waterbury

Lisa Weber

Brett Campbell Alcarese Welch

Lonny and Linda Wunn

Drew Young

Ryan and Shelby Young

Claire Zawistowski

Nicole Zeoli

Annual Report

The National Speech & Debate Association’s Annual Report is issued in the winter of every year.

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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