Since its inception, Illinois DECA has prided itself in being a philanthropic organization. In the association’s history, Illinois DECA has shown its dedication to philanthropic initiatives through their support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the past and its current support of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (EFGC).
Within Illinois DECA, individual chapters also contribute to a myriad of causes which shows the true important of philanthropy within Illinois DECA. Below, individual chapters are highlighted for their involvement in philanthropic activities. Most notably Elmwood Park DECA due to their annual Hero’s Classic basketball game between the town’s police and fire departments.