Why We Need Your Help
Since 2015, the team has roughly tripled in size while our budget has not, such that our supply of debaters is outpacing the amount of debate opportunities we can provide. Our team motto is "We are a family," and we want to ensure that every member of our team has access to the opportunities that epitomize why we are involved in debate, especially at the prestigious title tournaments of the National, North American, and World Championships. Your gift to the Penn Debate Society will make it possible for us to attend these tournaments - a foundational element for any prestigious collegiate debate team - and is thus an investment in the current and future generations of Penn debaters. Your gift will also make it possible for the team to expand and grow so that we can allow more Penn students to enjoy the invaluable learning experiences that debate can provide.
This year, gifts from generous donors allowed our team to attend the 2019 World University Debating Championships, where we ranked 16th. More information can be found at this Daily Pennsylvanian article: https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/01/penn-debate-team-south-africa-competition-win-world-universities.