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!

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.

Bruno E. Jacob

Bruno E. Jacob, Founder

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


2016-2017 School Year Individual Donors


(Up to $50,000)

James M. Copeland

Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation

Victoria and Tom Rollins


(Up to $5,000)


Adam and Ashley Johnson

Joan Van Wyke and Jennifer White

Joe and Pam Wycoff


(Up to $2,500)


David C. and Sophia Frederick

Donus and Lovila Roberts

Texas Forensic Association

Mark Thompson

Melisa Lewis Wilson

J. Scott and Megan Wunn


(Up to $1,000)

David and Katherine Abel

Hunter and Michael Arton

Robert Feldhake

Kerry Maguire and Tom Stossel
In Honor of Chesterton High School Forensics Team

Cherian and Betsy Koshy

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

David and Lilliana Lopez

Edgar B. Marx, Jr.

Christopher Regan

Steven and Anna Schappaugh

Double Octafinalist

(Up to $500)

Kristen Anderson

Kirby Chin

Barbara and David Dansky

Robert Ickes
In Honor of Gay Brasher, Pam and Joe Wycoff, and Steven Kirk Schappaugh

Nathan Leys

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Meredith Corporation

Johnny Molson

James (Jay) Rye

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

Joshua Swartsel

Anne White


(Up to $250)


Jennifer Burton

Stephen and Lynn Hanon

Aaron Hardy

Jamie Harper

Beth and Pat Ingram

Sarah Knobloch

Ray and Pam McComas

Arthur McMillion

Arlyn Miller

Jackie and Michael Oakes

Mel Olson

Chris Palmer

Deano and Vicki Pape

Lois Pierson

Warren Poschman

Dr. Paulette and Bruce Reikowski

Ehud J. and Liora Schmidt

Alexandra Shilko

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
In Honor of Jade Lewis and In Memory of Perry Tyner Tate

David A. Wendt

Jacqueline Whisman


(Up to $100)

Jarrius Adams

Shawn and Lynn Aiken

Lauren and Tim Averill

Kenny and Nancy Barfield

Duane Benton

Michael Bole

Emily and Art Bratton

Lauren Burdt

Alden B. Chace, Jr.

Helen S. Corry

Don and Ann Crabtree

Walker Desing

Kathy and Dan Dumke

Shannon Duus

Katherine Ferman

Jimmy Ficaro

Autumn Geist – The Public, A Speech Consulting Company

Steve Gloss

Jane Hagedorn

Betsy Hanmer

Tim Luke and Kay Heidbreder

Katie Hines

Robert Ihrig

Jennifer Jerome

Esther Kalmbach Revocable Trust

Abigail Karlin

William and Valerie Koeber

Emily Kriegel

Robert and Sandra Krueger

Mark E. Kulda

Clare Lascelles

Ken and Michelle Law

Walter Lemanski

Tomas Lorinc

Colin Malinak

Scott and Beth Maltzie

Elliot Mamet

Judith and Samuel Mamet

Sarah and Zach Mannheimer

David C. Marx

John and Susan Mathis

Virginia Mayes

Randall McCutcheon

Karen McHale

Steve Meadows

Sister Mary Patricia Plumb

Dr. Randy Patterson

Anthony Peavy

Ashok Reddy

Annie Reisener

Michael Reszler

Amy and Ray Seidelman

Maria Nubia Serrano

Erin Sheehan

Jill Sitnick
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Matthew Stensrud

Margaret Owen Thorpe

Jill Van Wyke

Stephanie and Scott VanderBruggen

Lisa and Darrell Vossekuil

Chad Wagner

Nicole and Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

John and Kathleen Whatley

Jonathan Wolshuck

Shelby and Ryan Young

Carol and David Zanto

Annual Report

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

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