ASAE Names the 2020 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners

July 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — ASAE will honor six associations with the 2020 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The winners will be formally recognized during the Virtual Power of A-Summit Awards event on September 30, which will also serve as the culmination of ASAE’s overall Centennial celebrations.

The awards are part of The Power of A campaign, which brings attention to the association community’s valuable contributions to society at the local, national and global levels. The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee. This year the committee received a total of 125 entries. 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.

“Congratulations to this year’s Summit Award winners, whose range of activities speak to the incredible influence associations have on society,” said Barry Pilson, CAE, Vice President, Membership and Marketing, National Business Officers Association and this year's chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee. “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. Associations make a notable difference in the world and that’s one thing this current crisis has only magnified.”

This year’s winners are:

American Council of Life Insurers
Washington, DC
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, DC
Program: Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession

“Congratulations to all of the 2020 Summit Award recipients. During these challenging times it is important 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 ASAE President and CEO, Susan Robertson, CAE. “While the celebration might look different this year, we look forward to honoring the work your association staff, members, and volunteers have done to create these winning programs.”

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.

ASAE’s Power of A — Virtual Summit Awards on September 30 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.

Tickets will be complimentary. Full event and sponsorship information will be available soon. Contact with questions.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Precker, CAE,, 202-626-2735.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 50,000 association executives and industry partners representing 2,000 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