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HOW YOU CAN HELP
Fall Leadership Conference (October)
FLC regularly draws 1,600+ students, advisors and chaperones for three days of experiential learning. The general sessions feature keynote speakers of high regard and our breakout sessions and workshops bring over 100 industry experts to speak directly to the students and advisors about topics which can benefit both their chapter and them individually. FLC also includes a large Marketing Fair where vendors speak directly to student and advisor decision-makers, as well as a Mock Competition where students get a taste of DECA competition and receive direct mentoring feedback from volunteer judges before the official competition year begins. Individual, corporate or foundation partnerships can increase not only the number of current members who are able to participate in the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC), but also attract low socio-economic student members who will benefit from the membership, leadership and career education that Washington DECA provides.
State Career Development Conference (March)
Competitive events provide student members the opportunity for hands-on learning through competition in business and marketing applications. In December and January, students compete within Washington DECA’s 11 geographic areas, and the top-place winners per event from each area earn the privilege to compete at the State Career Development Conference in March. SCDC has consistently been the premier event for Washington DECA members, bringing more than 3,200 student competitors and 400 advisors and chaperones. More than 450 volunteers from the business community donate their time and talent to judge these students and help determine who qualifies to move on to the International Career Development Conference to represent Washington DECA against 13,000 other DECA Competitors from around the world.
Washington DECA Luncheon (Spring)
Join Washington DECA board members, supporters, volunteers, educators, students, and staff at the Washington DECA Luncheon to hear from our amazing student DECA members. Hear first-hand how Washington DECA is positively changing the lives of our local students.
Additional Partnership Opportunities
Partnership benefits are created for individual sponsors, and specific recognition-level descriptions are available by request. Partnership and underwriting opportunities for additional Washington DECA fundraising activities are also available. Please contact Brent Mason, Director of Philanthropy for more information.
Steven Anthony Rhone Jr. Memorial Fund
Steven was only 19 years old when he was killed on June 2, 2007 by a hit-and-run drunk driver while simply attempting to cross the street. His family and friends offer this scholarship as a way to have his legacy of a positive spirit and love of life live on. We hope to help other students move towards positive, productive futures as contributing members of our society. In 2015, the memorial fund sponsored ICDC registration scholarships and seven Public Relations Event teams, two $300 chapter financial need scholarships, and two $750 student continuing education scholarships.
For more information on corporate partnerships, please contact Brent Mason, Director of Philanthropy, at 206.285.1195, ext. 105, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.