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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 gain the essential life skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Specific memorial funds also allow you to ensure a permanent legacy of support in the name of an individual. If you would like to learn more about the William Woods Tate, Jr., Fund for National Tournament participation, the Carmendale Fernandes Fund for United States Extemporaneous Speaking, the Harold Keller Fund for Congressional debate, the Lanny & B.J. Naegelin Fund for Dramatic Interpretation, setting up a fund to honor an individual’s legacy, or any other funds, please email nicole@speechanddebate.org.

Make a commitment for generations to come

The 1925 Society recognizes the extraordinary commitment of speech and debate coaches, alumni, and supporters who have chosen to remember the National Speech & Debate Association in their will or estate plans. Members of the 1925 Society play an important role in accomplishing the NSDA’s mission of providing speech and debate opportunities to students throughout the country. In the many decades since, the National Speech & Debate Association has provided recognition and support for a diverse community of high school and middle school students participating in speech and debate activities.

Your early support for the 1925 Society will show new coaches, recent alumni, and our other supporters that those who have been most committed to speech and debate in the past are the strongest champions for ensuring its future. 

Debate is one of the most transformative activities I've been involved in. Debate allowed me to not only gain critical skills, such as research, analytical, and speaking - It allowed me to gain lifelong friends. - Kofi Sam

2021-2022 School Year Individual Donors

Finalist

($5,000 and Up)

James Copeland

Robert J. Feldhake, Esq
In Honor of Carmendale Fernandes

Jan and Lynn Pizzo

William & Audrey West
In memory of Keith West

Pam & Joe Wycoff
In Honor of Pam’s parents, Bill and Berneeta Campbell, and sister, Pat Krueger

Semifinalist

($2,500 – $4,999)

Joshua Adams

Quarterfinalist

($1,000 – $2,499)

Mark Ferguson

Greg and Rochelle Lanier

Robert S Littlefield
in Honor of Lindsay & Brady Littlefield

Anoop Mishra

Scott & Megan Wunn

Octafinalist

($500 – $999)

Anonymous

Gay Brasher
in Memory of Donovan Cummings

Project Dialogue

Mary Gormley

Vicki Joss

Louie Mattachione

Michael Reszler

Ryan Struve

Deborah Simon
In Honor of Dale DeLetis and In Memory of Lanny D Naeglin and BJ Naegelin

Joshua D. Swartsel
In Memory of Harold Keller

Daniel & Charlotte Tyree

David Zarefsky

Double Octafinalist

($250 – $499)

David and Kathie Abel

Dr. Kenny & Nancy Barfield

Ted W. Belch

Mike & Sheila Carter

Alan Coverstone

David & Barbara Dansky

Mike Edmonds
In Honor of Timmy Jenkins

David & Judy Huston

Adam Jacobi & Scott Baker

Beth & Pat Ingram

Raymond & Pam McComas
In Honor of Natalie McComas Gallecier

Mel Olsen

Dr. Paulette and Bruce Reikowski

Caitlyn Ross

Blake & Yvonne Schaeffer

Steven and Anna Schappaugh

Michael Starks

David Wendt

Eric and Amy Windeknecht

Sheila Wogen

Competitor

($100 – $249)

Shawn & Lynn Aiken
in Honor of Nicole Wanzer-Serrano

Lisa Anderson

Tim Averill
in Memory of Lauren B Averill

Duane Benton

Georgia S. Brady

Glenn Cavanaugh

Alden B Chace

Pete Clancy

Cori Coleman

Bret Culpepper

Anotnia Espey

Elizabeth Forslund

Pablo Gannon

Robert Gumerlock

Aaron Hardy

Rachel Haselhuhn

Jan Heiteen

Bill Holscher

Robert Ihrig

Jennifer Jerome

Robert J. Kelly

Michelle Kelsey

Vicki Larsen

Becki Leahy

J.E. Masters
In Memory of Carmendale Fernandes

Edward McGuire

Arlyn and Mark Miller

Robert “Bob” Marks
in Memory of Tom Brasher

Cynthia Muhamedagic

Lindsey Mollenhauer

Chris Palmer

James Poterba
in Memory of Edwin M Kelly

Zachary Prax

Brian Presnall

Jim & Colleen Reisener
in Honor of Annie & Matt Reisener

Richard L. Rice
in Memory of Ruth Rice

Lorraine Ross

Johanna and Jared Russell/ Feuerhelm

Jay Rye

Andrew Shaughnessy

Caroline & Jon Skidmore

Micki W Smith

W Stephen Smith

Danielle Strait

Michael & Lynn Sullivan

Susan & Eric Sutherland

Margaret Owen Thorpe

Cindi & Aaron Timmons
In Honor of Joshua Timmons

Jack Tuckness

Maureen J Voll
In Memory of Carl Grecco

Natalie Weber

Gregory F. Wells

Jonathan Wolshuck

J. Scott and Megan Wunn

Lonny & Linda Wunn

Yale University Parent Gifts Team

Donor

($0 – $99)

Anonymous

Elizabeth Blair

Doris & Roger Brannan

Jennifer Burton

Karen Bush
in Memory of Keith West

Christine Campbell

Jim & Theresa Cavallo

Bro. Anthony Cavet
in Memory of Charles Donovan

Rob Dekoven

Rev. Bob & Sarah Dillingham

Tony Figliola

Jason Foley

James Gentile

Sara Gison

Michael Hagedorn

Rikki and Dan Helvick

Benjamin Horlick

Jacob Kinman

Peter & Vered Klein

Sarah Knobloch

 

William & Valerie Koeber

Clare Lascelles

Kelcy Lofgren

J Mabrier

Eileen MacDougall

Timohty McAuliffe

James Menchinger
in Memory of Margaret Miller

Ambre Moton

Mateo Portelli

Annie Reisener

Amy and Ray Seidelman

Daniel Siegel

Jill Sitnick

Laura Stein

James & Joanne Trees
in Memory of Keith West

Nicole and Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

Terri Webley

Betty Whitlock

Amanda (Freel) Wille

Blake Ziegler

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.

2021 Annual Report
Annual Report - 2020
Annual Report - 2019
Annual Report - 2018
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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