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About the Rusty Dalferes Memorial Fund

Rusty Dalferes was passionate about furthering the “Spirit of the Jessup.” In his 15 years as the International Rounds Judge Coordinator, he witnessed first-hand the positive impact our judges have. He would often note that there were many judges around the globe who would have been valuable members of the International Rounds benches. Further, he recognized that judges who experienced the International Rounds were better champions for the rule of law and were motivated to help promote it in their own countries. He also recognized, however, that the time and financial burden of traveling to Washington could be an insurmountable hurdle for many. In honor of these principles, and in memory of our good friend who left us too soon, the Rusty Dalferes Memorial Fund was established in 2022.

Donate to the Rusty Dalferes Memorial Fund

Your donation to the Rusty Dalferes Memorial Fund will honor his legacy by helping defray travel costs for dedicated, skilled Jessup judges to attend the White & Case International Rounds. By reducing financial barriers to travel, this Fund will enable volunteer judges to share their valuable knowledge and unique perspectives with Jessup competitors from around the world.

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Donation Total: $1,000.00 One Time

ILSA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible in the United States to the full extent allowable under U.S. federal law.

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