Boston Debate League

BDL Partners
& Supporters

Champion Supporters $25,000+

  • The New Commonwealth Racial Justice & Social Equity Fund
  • ‘Quin Impact Fund
  • Shippy Foundation
  • State Street Corporation
  • State Street Foundation
  • U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
  • Yawkey Foundation

Coach Supporters - $10,000 - $24,999

  • Alice Willard Dorr Foundation
  • ALKU Foundation
  • Boston After School & Beyond
  • Boston Centers for Youth and Families
  • Bushrod H. Campbell & Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
  • Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation
  • John H. and H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation
  • Mifflin Memorial Fund
  • Rands Foundation
  • Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin R. Hayden’s 2023 Community Reinvestment Grant
  • Santander Bank
  • Schrafft Charitable Trust
  • Trefler Foundation
  • Viney Wallach Foundation
  • Women4Progress

Judge Supporters - $5,000 - $9,999

  • Charlestown Community Impact Fund
  • Eastern Bank Foundation
  • John Hancock
  • Philanthropy Massachusetts Summer Fund
Kelly Cody, Senior Volunteer Manager, joined BDL in 2021
Joshua Nixon, ASD and Resolved Program Manager, joined BDL in
Douglas Matute
Douglas Matute, Program Manager for Debate en Español, joined BDL in 2022
Ranner Faugas, Assistant Director of After-School Debate, joined BDL in
Roger Nix, Assistant Director of After School Debate, joined BDL in
Carlos Monteiro, Instructional Coach for DI Classrooms, joined BDL in
Sarah Mayper, Senior Instructional Coach for DI Classrooms, joined BDL in
Marisa Suescun, Director of Programs, joined BDL in 2013
Kimberly Bartlett-Ra, Director of Operations, joined BDL in
Kim Willingham, Executive Director of the Boston Debate League , joined BDL in
Jackney Prioly Joseph, Director of External Affairs, joined BDL in September 2020. Jackney leads our efforts to engage and partner with community and corporate organizations to create a community of support for our students. She previously served as Director of College and Career Readiness at the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education. She has diverse leadership experience in education, nonprofits, and city government where she served under Mayor Thomas M. Menino and former City Councilor, now Congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley. A Bryn Mawr and Posse Foundation alum identified for her extraordinary leadership, Jackney works to secure partnerships that will tap and sharpen the leadership skills of our program participants.