ASAE Announces 2021 Sentinel Awards Winners, Recipients to Be Honored During American Associations Day March 25-26

March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON— ASAE’s 2021 Sentinel Awards will be presented to Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). The award will honor the Congressional leaders who championed the cause of including nonprofit associations and other 501(c)(6) organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program.

The Sentinel Awards will be presented on March 25-26 during American Associations Day, ASAE’s annual fly-in to highlight meaningful ways that associations strengthen our economy and society.

“ASAE is proud to present U.S. Representatives Pappas and Fitzpatrick and U.S. Senators Cassidy and Manchin with its Sentinel Awards for championing association access to the Paycheck Protection Program. This critical financial relief for America’s COVID-affected associations has enabled thousands of associations to keep their doors open during the pandemic and continue to provide resources, education and support for America’s industries and professions,” said ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE. “These congressional leaders in particular helped secure bipartisan, bicameral support for 501(c)(6) relief in recognition of the vital role associations play in the economy and society at large.”

Hundreds of association professionals will take this message to the Hill during American Associations Day: associations make the world safer, smarter, and stronger every day. Every industry and profession relies on associations for workforce development, credentialing, standard-setting and other critical programs and services. To learn more about the 2021 American Associations Day, visit The Power of A website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Vest, CAE, 202.626.2798,

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ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research 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. Visit ASAE at