17th Annual Power of A – Summit Awards Dinner

More than 1,000 association executives, industry partners, community leaders, and business and government representatives gathered at the National Building Museum on October 5, 2016, to honor six outstanding organizations at ASAE’s 17th Annual Power of A – Summit Awards Dinner. Attendees celebrated award-winning programs that showcase how each organization is making a difference in its community. Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Inc., served as master of ceremonies. Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, FACHE, CPA, CAE, CEO of APICS, and Dawn M. Sweeney, CEO of the National Restaurant Association, cochaired the event. Money raised from the awards dinner supports the Power of A Fund.

The six Summit Award winners are:

American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, Illinois
China-CHEST Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

American Counseling Association
Alexandria, Virginia
Grow-Connect-Empower! Toolkit

Association for Corporate Growth
Chicago, Illinois

Indiana CPA Society
Indianapolis, Indiana
CPA Center of Excellence

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
Lexington, Kentucky
Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program

Public Library Association
Chicago, Illinois
Every Child Ready to Read

See photos from the 2016 Dinner.

Our Supporters

Thank you to our steering committee, sponsors, and other supporters, who made this event possible. We’re happy to introduce them to you.

About the Dinner

The Summit Awards Dinner, founded by George D. Kirkland, CAE, is ASAE’s signature event of the year showcasing the unique and indispensable role associations play in America and around the world in bettering communities, fostering volunteer efforts, and harnessing the collective will and expertise of their members to ensure a better quality of life. As reinforced by the Power of A program, America's associations have the power to drive the economy, put people to work, prepare for the future, and enrich lives. The Summit Awards Dinner is our industry's chance to celebrate our profession and share that positive message with other key audiences.

Proceeds raised for the Summit Awards dinner directly benefit ASAE's Power of A (PWRA) Fund, which provides the resources ASAE needs to lobby Congress, activate grassroots networks, hold forums with elected officials, perform research, and continue to share the Power of A message with legislators, the media, and other opinion leaders.

Summit Award-Winning Programs

For more information, contact:
Carla Lochiatto, CAE
Associate Director, Public Policy
[email protected]