DECA Friends and Alumni: Connect this Fall

Fall is here which means hundreds of thousands of our students are back in school and starting their DECA experiences! Chapters are recruiting members, practicing for district competitions and attending Fall Leadership Conferences. However, our student members are not the only ones who can join the DECA fun. You too can CONNECT with DECA!

Last year we launched our new annual giving campaign, Connect Where You Are, focused on CONNECTing DECA friends and alumni where they are in their education, careers and lives.

Hundreds of friends and alumni took advantage of opportunities to CONNECT, and this year we will continue to provide opportunities for you to CONNECT with DECA at every level and introduce you to new benefits afforded to our 10 million friend and alumni network.

Here are a few of the ways you can CONNECT this fall:

CONNECT with a Powerful Network: Leverage the power of DECA’s alumni network by joining DECA’s LinkedIn Group to CONNECT with alumni and industry partners.

CONNECT with a Chapter: Help your home chapter, or a chapter in your new community, reach their membership goal. Click here to join DECA as an official member and receive member-only benefits.

CONNECT with an Association: Support your state association or a chapter in your area by judging competitions, mentoring projects and more. Click here to find your association contact.

CONNECT with a Gift: Your generous financial support helps to CONNECT students to our competitive events, scholarships and leadership development programs. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation!

Join me and many other alumni and friends of DECA and Connect Where You Are today! Together, we will continue DECA’s tradition of excellence.

For questions about our Connect Where You Are campaign, contact Nick Edwards at

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