ASAE 2020 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners Will Be Celebrated Virtually This Fall
During its virtual Power of A–Summit Awards event this fall, ASAE will honor six associations with the 2020 Summit Award, the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. Set for Sept. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. ET, the online event will also serve as the culmination of the organization’s overall centennial celebrations.
The annual awards evening, which brings together association executives, industry partners and business and community leaders to celebrate the value of associations and their impact on society, is part of ASAE’s The Power of A campaign, which spotlights the societal accomplishments of associations at the local, national and global levels.
The award winners were selected by The Power of A Awards judging committee, which received a total of 125 entries this year. These included entries for five new award categories: The Power of Advocacy; The Power of Industry/Professional Advancement; The Power of Global Development; The Power of Diversity and Inclusion; and The Power of Community Support and Engagement.
“During these challenging times, it is important to create opportunities for us to come together as a community to celebrate and recognize the positive impact that associations continue to have on society,” said Susan Robertson, president and CEO of ASAE. “While the celebration might look different this year, we look forward to honoring the work [that these] association staff, members and volunteers have done to create these winning programs.”
The 2020 winners include:
American Council of Life Insurers, Washington, D.C.
Program: Passage of The SECURE Act
American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC
Program: AGU Centennial Grants Program
American Public Power Association, Arlington, VA
Program: Light Up Navajo
Coin Laundry Association, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Program: LaundryCares Foundation
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Fairfield, NJ
Program: The Gender Parity Collaborative
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, D.C.
Program: Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession
“Congratulations to this year’s Summit Award winners, whose range of activities speak to the incredible influence associations wield on society,” said Barry Pilson, vice president of membership and marketing for the National Business Officers Association and this year’s Power of A Awards Judging Committee chair. “We look forward to celebrating exceptional work in the association community every year, but with the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially gratifying in ASAE’s Centennial year to recognize and salute association excellence.”
He added, “Associations make a notable difference in the world , and that’s one thing this current crisis has only magnified.”
In addition to the six Summit Award winners, the Power of A Awards Judging Committee selected 21 association programs to receive a Power of A Gold Award and 39 associations to receive a Power of A Silver Award.
Tickets to the event are complimentary, and full event and sponsorship information will be available soon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.