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Would you consider a gift to support the Derby's mission


The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculums, and other community-focused activities.

Your support directly impacts the Derby's mission. There are a number of ways your support can be directed. Below please find programs that can be designated by you.

Help fund the Bill Speeg Memorial Scholarship Fund. Annual scholarships are awarded to the champions of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby each year through this fund. 

FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race
Support the Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World, an American tradition since 1934.

Play a role in expanding the Derby's Education Program through the STEM Based Curriculum, the Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team competition, Soap Box Derby Summer Camps and the Soap Box Mini Car Program. It's Gravity Powered and STEM Driven.

Apply your gift to the general operations of the Derby. 

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If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your donation to:

International Soap Box Derby
1000 George Washington Blvd
Akron, OH 44312


Core Values and Drivers

  • Youth Education and Leadership Development

  • Family engagement and Enrichment

  • Honesty, Integrity and Preseverance

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Mentoring

  • Volunteerism

  • Commitment to Community

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Strategic Plan Directions

  • Strengthen and grow our programs

  • Maintain and enhance strong, mutually beneficial relationships between licensed race locations and Soap Box Derby headquarters.

  • Secure the Soap Box Derby's financial future.

  • Honor our history while entertaining and implementing new ideas.

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Strategic Plan Goals

  • Build outstanding organizational governance.

  • Expand high quality, outcomes-based programming for youth, families and adults.

  • Increase the value of our brand by communicating and promoting the Soap Box Derby's mission and programs.

  • Secure sufficient resources and contributed support to carry out our mission and goals.

  • Manage the organization efficiently using outcomes-based performance expectations shared by the board and staff.

  • Manage our resources effectively to ensure long-term financial stability.Column 3 Photo

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