make dreams come true

The Foundation has awarded more than $90,000 to over 100 students since 2003.

lifetime benefits

DECA provides students with opportunities to build confidence, character as well as

prepare them to succeed in life 

personally and professionally.



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VA DECA foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by tax-deductible contributions. If interested, contact the board chairperson Francis Craig at 757.925.4955 or email


Honestly, our students join to go on trips and meet new people. Some tell me, “My friends say DECA is cool.” I also mention to them that some local businesses will hire DECA students above other students and sometimes pay them more than other students – that’s an incentive!

Mary Hopper
Kelly Walsh Chapter Advisor

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