ASAE Selects 2018 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — ASAE will recognize six associations with the 2018 Summit Award, the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will receive their awards on October 3 during the 19th Annual Power of A — Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee, and the committee received 110 entries. The awards are part of The Power of A  campaign, which ASAE launched in 2009 to increase awareness about issues that impact associations and to spotlight the expertise and resources available in the association community for policymakers and other key audiences.  

“This year’s winners illustrate the diversity of programs by associations to ensure their communities are safer and stronger. Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to celebrating your accomplishments in October," said Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE, CEO, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics and this year's chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee.

This year’s winners are:

The Actuarial Foundation
Schaumburg, IL
Program: Math Motivators Tutoring Program
American Counseling Association
Alexandria, VA
Program: Competencies for LGBTQ-Affirmative Counseling
American Diabetes Association, JDRF, Insulin for Life, Endocrine Society, T1D Exchange, Research!America, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Arlington, VA; Linthicum Heights, MD; Gainesville, FL; Washington DC; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Chicago, IL; and Jacksonville, FL
Program: Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD
Program: ASHA’s Country Capacity Building Initiative with PAHO/WHO

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Chicago, IL
Program: IFT Documentary Film: Food Evolution
NRF Foundation 
Washington, DC
Program: RISE Up (Retail Industry Skills & Education)

“Associations strive to educate and support their members which in turn creates opportunities to impact society. Summit Award programs help tell the story about how associations leverage their members’ expertise and other resources to solve some of the world’s problems. Congratulations to all the 2018 Summit Award winners,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE. “

In addition to the six Summit Award winners, the Power of A Awards Judging Committee selected 16 association programs to receive a Power of A Gold Award and 34 associations for a Power of A Silver Award. 

ASAE’s Power of A — Summit Awards Dinner will bring together association executives, industry partners and business and community leaders for an evening to celebrate the value of associations and their impact on society. 

For more information about attending the Summit Awards Dinner, contact Carla Lochiatto, CAE, at 202-626-2807 or 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE,, 202-326-9505.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership 
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 40,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,200 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit