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ANNUAL REPORT

2015-2016


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MISSION The National Speech & Debate Association believes communication skills are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our global society. We connect, support, and inspire a diverse community of honor society members committed to fostering excellence in young people through competitive speech and debate activities.

VISION We envision a world in which every student has access to competitive speech and debate activities. We are the leading voice in the development of resources, competitive and ethical standards, curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and recognition systems for our vast network of student, coach, and alumni members.

Learn more at www.speechanddebate.org


FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear friends and supporters, Each year, more students at more schools are using speech and debate to learn the four essential 21st century skills of communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Your donations provide competitive standards, curricula, training materials, tournament logistics, scholarships, awards, and so much more to these students. Because of your continued support, for the first time on March 15, 2016, the United States Senate recognized the importance of our activity by declaring National Speech and Debate Education Day. This now annual day is a celebration of everything you make possible for tens of thousands of students each year. Your investment provide students with the skills to empower themselves inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you for changing the lives of our diverse membership across the globe! Sincerely,

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Speech gave me a community where everybody is weird, everybody is different, and that’s okay.

That’s something we celebrate on a daily basis.

— Marshall Webb, student

Marshall Webb, 2016 graduate of St. Mary’s Hall (TX) and current student at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, was the 2016 William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year. He also placed second in United States Extemporaneous Speaking at the 2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament. However, Marshall’s biggest impact on the school may be his senior year Oratory. “His speech was revolutionary in our community from the moment the idea sparked in him,” Colin Malinak, his coach, explains. Essentially, Marshall argued that we should move beyond tolerance and seek acceptance. "It was Marshall’s belief that tolerance no longer represented our community’s truth or what we should be striving toward.” Marshall says that this moment, above any award or accolade, is the one of which he is most proud. He hopes the speech worked as an agent of change and made Saint Mary’s Hall a better place. “When we have a community that starts to embrace telling our stories, and telling them in a way that matters and makes a difference, that kind of personal aspect really embraces all people. That’s how we can start going to a better place.” 4

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2016 MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT

142,793

33,136

4,314

ACTIVE HIGH SCHOOLS

ACTIVE MIDDLE SCHOOLS

3,459

718

HIGH SCHOOL CHARTER CHAPTERS

HIGH SCHOOL MEMBER CHAPTERS

HIGH SCHOOL PROVISIONAL CHAPTERS

2,002

521

936

The National Speech & Debate Association celebrated the first National Speech and Debate Education Day on March 15, 2016, a date recognized by a resolution of the United States Senate! National Speech and Debate Education Day was created to recognize and celebrate the positive impact of speech and debate activities on students, schools, and communities.

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Executive Director Scott Wunn

TOTAL ACTIVE STUDENTS

HIGH SCHOOL NEW INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT

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Be authentic. Never lose your sense of humor, — Donus Roberts, coach

Donus’ eleventh diamond award is the first in the history of the National Speech & Debate Association. Under his leadership, students earned more than 31,000 points through speech and debate presentations, competition, and service. If you ask Donus about the award, he prefers not to make a big deal about it. In fact, he remains amazingly concerned whether he’s done enough. “There’s been a lot of publicity about it and people are saying nice things,” Donus said. “With all of the awards I’ve received over the years, my only worry is that I’ve given enough back to deserve them.” Donus developed his teaching ability from an early age, and he credits that to his father. An intellectual man with a modest career as a dirt farmer, Dan Roberts had a strong influence on Donus throughout his life. “He taught me a great deal about how to intellectually prepare.” His father had a few favorite sayings that Donus took to heart over the years. “He would say, ‘I’ve never met anyone who didn’t benefit from overlearning.’ Meaning, if you decide to study something, invest in it fully and learn all there is to know. Don’t just do enough to get by.” This approach is astonishingly evident throughout Donus’ time in speech and debate. 6

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especially your ability to chuckle at your mistakes.


2016 FINANCIAL SUMMARY 2016 EXPENSES

2016 REVENUE

$4,531,237 EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS

$4,819,926 SALES EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

EVENTS

BUILDING AND GROUNDS MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

38% – MEMBERSHIP SERVICES 28% – EVENTS 23% – EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS

EVENTS

FUNDRAISING

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT

3% – EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

28% – FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT

2% – BUILDING AND GROUNDS

25% – DUES AND FEES

1% – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

25% – EVENTS

DUES AND FEES

17% – SALES 5% – MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

5% – FUNDRAISING NATIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REPORT | 2015-2016

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My goal is to motivate [my students] to reach into the past, pass through the present, and reach for the future wherever that will lead them. It is so exciting to see the shy, inhibited student become — Jacquelyn Young, coach

Jacquelyn “Jacci” Young is a four-diamond coach from Missouri and one of the best Interpretation coaches in the country. She has coached countless students to qualification at the National Speech & Debate Tournament, many to the semifinal and final rounds. She says she’s energized by working with students, especially the novices. Jacci’s competitive success is second only to her service to the community, including tabulating at her district tournament, leading education sessions locally and nationally, and now serving as the co-emcee to the National Awards Assembly. She says, “The best part of being an emcee for the National Tournament is the ability to represent women everywhere! I am so honored to be able to stand and present awards at a tournament where the future leaders of America are recognized.” 8

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the glowing interpreter at the end of that journey.


2016 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT SPONSORS PLATINUM LEVEL — ­ $250,000

SAPPHIRE LEVEL — $10,000

Arthur N. Rupe foundation A N R F

Creative Solutions for Societal Issues

GOLD LEVEL — $100,000

JAMES M. COPELAND

TOM ROLLINS

EMERALD LEVEL — $5,000 RUBY LEVEL — $25,000

A. C. ELEY FUND

CARMENDALE FERNANDES FUND

THE JEPS FOUNDATION

HAROLD C. KELLER FUND

MCCARTHEY FAMILY FOUNDATION

HARLAND B. MITCHELL FUND

LANNY D. AND B. J. NAEGELIN FUND

DONUS AND LOVILA ROBERTS

SANDRA SILVERS FUND

RICHARD B. SODIKOW FUND

BOB AND SALLI STOCKTON

WILLIAM WOODS TATE, JR., FUND

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2016 DONORS UP TO $50,000 Tom and Victoria Rollins UP TO $10,000 James Copeland Ed and Liz Holland Adam and Ashley Johnson UP TO $5,000 Anonymous (2) David Charles and Sophia Lynn Frederick GroceryAnchored.com Donus and Lovila Roberts Melisa Wilson J. Scott and Megan Wunn UP TO $1,000 David and Kathie Abel Hunter and Michael Arton Robert Feldhake Cherian and Betsy Koshy Michael and Linda Langford - In Honor of Jim Robbins and In Memory Joy Robbins

David and Lilliana Lopez Arlyn Miller Christopher Regan Anna and Steven Schappaugh Jill Sitnick - In Memory of Carl Grecco

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UP TO $500 Kristen Anderson Kirby Chin David and Barbara Dansky Matthew Grecco

- In Memory of Carl Grecco Robert Ickes - In Memory of Mr. David T. Horn and In Honor of Gay Brasher, Pam and Joe Wycoff, and Steven Kirk Schappaugh

Beth and Pat Ingram Greg and Rochelle Lanier Allison Martin Julie and George Mosher Melvin Douglas Olson Lois Pierson Edward and Janice Purdy James W. Rye III Joshua D. Swartsel Margaret Owen Thorpe UP TO $250 Anonymous Jennifer Burton Sherry and Douglas Duncan Footprints Foundation, Inc. - In Honor of Karina El-Refari

Betsy Hanmer Steve and Lynn Hanon Aaron Hardy

James Harper

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Jamie Harper

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Sarah Knobloch Mark E. Kulda Tim Luke and Kay Heidbreder North Allegheny Senior High School - In Memory of Staceyanne Cawley

Raymond and Pamela McComas Johnny Molson Michael and Jackie Oakes Vincent Orlando - In Memory of Carl Grecco

Christopher Palmer Deano and Vicki Pape Dr. Randy Patterson Dr. Paulette and Bruce Reikowski Jamey Siefert St. Andrew's Episcopal School - In Honor of Jade Lewis and In Memory of Perry Tyner Tate

Eric and Susan Sutherland Nicole and Darrel Wanzer-Serrano David A. Wendt Joe and Pam Wycoff Paul and Terry Zuschnitt

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

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UP TO $100 Shawn and Lynn Aiken Timothy C. and Lauren B. Averill Dr. Kenny and Nancy Barfield Dean and Elaine Beaupain Duane Benton Arthur and Emily Bratton Lauren Burdt Alden B. Chace Jr. Helen S. Corry Scott Cox - In Memory of Carl Grecco

Don and Ann Crabtree Walker Desing Winifred and Henry Dick Beth Dieter

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Kathy and Dan Dumke Lois Duncan

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Shannon Duus Marianne Easton - In Memory of Staceyanne Cawley

Jessica Ensor

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Katherine Ferman Shawn Fleming

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Stacy Gerlach

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Steve and Ari Gloss

- In Honor of Robin Gloss

Izoria S. Gordon David A. Grecco

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Jane Hagedorn Mandy Hall

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Katie Hines Sue Hutchinson

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Gail and Bob Ihrig Lynne and Maury Jaffe

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Jennifer Jerome Esther Kalmbach Janet Kampf-Firestone

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

William and Valerie Koeber Emily Kriegel Robert and Sandra Krueger Stacy Kutner Christopher Lao-Scott - In Memory of Carl Grecco

Clare Lascelles Ken and Michelle Law Walter Lemanski Tomas Lorinc Robert A. Loss Richard MacLeod Scott and Beth Maltzie


Sarah and Zach Mannheimer David and Diane Marx John and Susan Mathis Virginia J. Mayes Neil McCray Randall McCutcheon Karen McHale Art McMillion Steve Meadows Gregory and Elaine Mersol Daniel Miller - In Honor of Dan Miller (1985), Tim Miller (1975), Alex Miller (2003) Fox High School, Arnold Missouri

Franklyn B. Modell Jason Moore

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Charles Orlando

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

John Peterman Ronald C. Pierce Sister Mary Patricia Plumb Warren Poschman Chris Poulos

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Karen Quisenberry

- In Memory of Staceyanne Cawley

Ashok Reddy Nancy M. Reed Annie Reisener

Michael Reszler Jamie Rosenburg

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Tiffany Rudy

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Ehud J. and Liora Schmidt Joshua Schmidt

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Edward Sczesniak

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Amy and Ray Seidelman Maria Nubia Serrano Alexandra Shilko Lauren Steflik

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Matthew Stensrud Adrian C. Ulvog Ret. Stephanie and Scott VanderBruggen Maureen Voll

- In Memory of Carl Grecco

Lisa and Darrell Vossekuil Chad Wagner John and Kathleen Whatley Jonathan Wolshuck Shelby and Ryan Young Carol and Dave Zanto


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