ASAE Foundation Announces Five Innovation Grants Program Award Recipients

January 31, 2018

ASAE Foundation names the five awardees for the Innovation Grants Program (IGP). Each grant recipient will receive $10,000, and they will be recognized during ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference March 11–13 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

These grants are funded by support from the SunTrust Foundation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. and GEICO.

The five awardees are:

American College of Rheumatology

“Uniting Collaborators for Innovation”

Atlanta, Ga.

Association of College and University Housing Officers - International

“Centralized Digital Signage Management”

Columbus, Ohio

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

“Advancing Collaboration”

Arlington, Va.

International Association of Fairs and Expositions

“Technology in the Barn: Augmented Reality Usage at Fairs and Expositions”

Springfield, Mo.

National Association of School Nurses

“Building Leaders and Developing a Guiding Framework for 21st Century NASN Affiliate Infrastructure”

Silver Spring, Md.

“We continue to see a diversity of programs being submitted for IGP, which highlights how associations are being innovative to enhance their members’ experiences. The committee had a tough time selecting the five winners this year,” said Paul K. Farrell, Au. D., CCC-A, 2017 chair of the IGP steering committee and Associate Director, Audiology Professional Practices at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

He added, “Congratulations to the winning associations!”

During the past six years, the ASAE Foundation has awarded a total of 25 IGP grants and has received close to 300 applications from organizations of varied types, sizes, locations, and industries over the past five years.

These numbers underscore the value of innovation and processes of innovating have in the association community.

“The IGP awards have given our members the opportunity to explore new ways to provide programs and services, so they can meet the needs of their members and advance their mission. I’m impressed with all the submissions. We appreciate the continued support from SunTrust Foundation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P, and GEICO. Congratulations to this year’s winners,” said ASAE executive vice president president, ASAE Foundation Susan Robertson, CAE. “

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