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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


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

The Lanier Law Firm, P.C.

Lynne and Andrew Redleaf Foundation

Victoria and Tom Rollins


($2,500 – $4,999)

David C. and Sophia Frederick

The Kettles Law Firm

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC

Joe and Pam Wycoff


($1,000 – $2,499)


Hunter and Michael Arton

Teri L. DiGiulian

Robert J. Feldhake
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

Jason Fernandez
In Memory of William Woods Tate, Jr.

Shelly and Greg Lanier

David Lopez

Michael Morris

Christopher Regan

Donus and Lovila Roberts

Texas Forensic Association


($500 – $999)


Kristen Soltis Anderson

Dianna and Brett Bordewick

Kirby Chin

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

Deano and Vicki Pape

Poetic License, Inc.

Joshua Swartsel

David A. Wendt

Double Octafinalist

($250 – $499)

Adam Jacobi and Dr. J. Scott Baker

Stefan Bauschard

Joel Butterly

Peter L. Coffey and Kristine H. Cleary

Barbara and David Dansky

Robert Ickes
In Honor of Jenny Cook

Drs. Jill Irvine and Ron Halterman

Jeffrey Miller

Julie Nelson

Ed Purdy

Monica Rego

Dr. Polly and Mr. Bruce Reikowski

Rotary Club of Algiers

James (Jay) Rye

Susan Sprung and Christopher Keyser

Anne White

J. Scott and Megan Wunn


($100 – $249)

Anonymous (2)

Arlene Akerman

Marcia Allen

Marisa and Kyle Anderson

Susan Anderson

Dr. Kenny and Nancy Barfield

Patrick Bishop

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

Jennifer Burton

Gregg T. Campbell

Virginia Tyler Campbell

Charlton Campbell-Hughes

Alden B. Chace Jr.

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

Mark Ferguson

Mariano y Helena Fiallos
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Charlton G. C. Friedberg Trust

Betsy Hanmer

Steve and Lynn Hanon

Aaron Hardy

Elena Herskowitz

David Hingstman

David and Judy Huston

Jennifer Jerome

David and Dianne Johnson

Norisha Kirts

Sarah Knobloch

Megan Koester

Karen Kravit

Vicki Larsen

Joseph Leary

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

Louie Mattachione

Ray and Pam McComas
In Honor of Emily Bratton

Chase and Lauren McCool

Steve Meadows

The Mersol Family

Johnny Molson

Varsha Monick

Laura Natzke

Jackie and Michael Oakes

Chris Palmer

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

Lois Pierson

Warren Poschman

Jim and Colleen Reisener

Michael Reszler

Krysta and Ernie Rose

Alexandra Shilko

Deborah Simon

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

James Stage

Danielle Strait

Daniel Tyree

Jill Van Wyke

Maureen Voll
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Lisa and Darrell Vossekuil

Gregory F. Wells

Jacqueline Whisman

Chase Williams

Jonathan Wolshuck

Carol and Dave Zanto
In Memory of Billy Tate and Bro. René Sterner


($0 – $99)

Tim and Lauren Averill

Michael Bole

Roger and Doris Brannan

Emily and Arthur Bratton

Sarah Brazier

Lauren Burdt

Christine Campbell

Karan Choudhary

Don and Ann Crabtree

Kendra Dahlstrom

Daniel DeBois

Katie DeSimone

Walker Desing

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

Mary Gormley

Jane Hagedorn

David Harper

Katie Hines

Mina Hoffman

F. Patrick Hughes

Jessica Hughes

Robert and Gail Ihrig

Amber Johnson

Marian Joss

Michelle Kelsey Kearl

Robert J. Kelly

Peter Klein
In Honor of Nicole Wanzer-Serrano

Jason Kline

William and Valerie Koeber

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

Matthew Linn

Colin Malinak

Scott and Beth Maltzie

Elliot Mamet

Kalie Marsicano
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

Karen Martin
In Honor of Steve Schappaugh

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

Virginia J. Mayes

Randall McCutcheon

Edward McGuire

James Menchinger
In Memory of Margaret Miller

Amy Miesel
In Honor of Rachel Carlson

Jeffrey Miller

Jason Moore
In Memory of Carl Grecco

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

Anna and Steven Schappaugh

Natalie M. Schira

Joshua Schmidt
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Liora and Ehud Schmidt

Christy Schneider

Maria Nubia Serrano

Paul Sevigny

Louie Sloven

Micki Smith

Gail Stage

Steve Stein

Ron Steinhorst

Gregory Stevens

Anthony Tovar

Rhianna Urban
In Honor of Megan and J. Scott Wunn

Jill Van Wyke

Scott and Stephanie VanderBruggen

Peeranut Visetsuth

Chad Wagner

Nicole and Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

Libby Waterbury

Brett Campbell Alcarese Welch

Betty Whitlock

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.

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