ASAE Power of A Awards

ASAE created the Power of A Awards to showcase how associations leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kickstart innovation and improve world conditions. Associations are involved in activities every day that make a substantial, positive impact on our lives.

2015 Summit Award Recipients


American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Future Engineers 3D Space Challenges


Edison Electric Institute
Center for Energy Workforce Development


Emergency Nurses Association
Ebola Crisis Response


Military Officers Association of America
MOAA Military Caregiver Assistance Program


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
We Honor Veterans


Tulsa Regional Chamber
Tulsa Regional OneVoice Agenda

2015 Power of A Gold Award winners

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation
    Madison, WI
    Program: Give Back A Smile
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry
    Washington, DC
    Program: LabTestsOnline.org
  • American College of Radiology
    Reston, VA
    Program: Lung Cancer Screening
  • American Forests
    Washington, DC
    Program: Community ReLeaf
  • American Gas Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: Peer Review Program
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: Artesia Pro Bono Project
  • American Legal & Financial Network
    St. Louis, MO
    Program: ALFN JPEG: Junior Professionals & Executives
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
    Rolling Meadows, IL
    Program: Choose Skin Health
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    Schaumburg, IL
    Program: Global Humanitarian Outreach
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    New York, NY
    Program: Future Engineers 3D Space Challenges
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    New York, NY
    Program: ASME INSPIRE
  • American Water Works Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: WIFIA
  • Edison Electric Institute
    Washington, DC
    Program: Center for Energy Workforce Development
  • The Electrochemical Society
    Pennington, NJ
    Program: Science for Solving Society’s Problems Challenge
  • Emergency Nurses Association
    Des Plaines, IL
    Program: Ebola Crisis Response
  • Endocrine Society
    Washington, DC
    Program: Accurate Insulin Decisions
  • Illinois CPA Society
    Chicago, IL
    Program: Mary T. Washington Wylie Intern Preparation Program
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs
    Washington, DC
    Program: Nonprofit Accounting Basics
  • HomeAid Southern Nevada
    Las Vegas, NV
    Program: Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Drop-In Center Build
  • Independent Bankers of Texas (IBAT) Education Foundation
    Austin, TX
    Program: IBAT Teach the Teacher Program
  • Meals on Wheels America
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: More than a Meal
  • Military Officers Association of America
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: MOAA Military Caregiver Assistance Program
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
    Herndon, VA
    Program: Renewal & Remembrance
  • National Business Officers Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: NBOA Spectrum Research Project
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: Global Partners in Care
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: We Honor Veterans
  • National Volunteer Fire Council
    Greenbelt, MD
    Program: Share the Load
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
    Dublin, OH
    Program: Municipal Tax Reform: Fueling Ohio’s Job Growth Engine
  • Specialty Food Association Inc.
    New York, NY
    Program: Embrace Hunger Relief
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber
    Tulsa, OK
    Program: Tulsa Regional OneVoice Agenda

2015 Power of A Silver Award winners

  • Agricultural Retailers Association with The Fertilizer Institute
    Washington, DC
    Program: ResponsibleAg
  • AICPA – The American Institute of CPAs
    Washington, DC
    Program: #CPAPOWERED Small Business Campaign
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
    Memphis, TN
    Program: AALAS Learning Library
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: Family & Consumer Sciences Day: “Dining In” for Healthy Families
  • American Counseling Association
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: I AM HERE
  • American Diabetes Association
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: Diabetes Day for the Hospitality Industry
  • American Frozen Food Institute
    McLean, VA
    Program: Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh.
  • American Health Information Management Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: ICD-10 Grassroots Campaign
  • American Institute of Architects Iowa Chapter
    Des Moines, IA
    Program: Iowa BSAFE Disaster Response Team & Training
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    New York, NY
    Program: ASME Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    New York, NY
    Program: ASME Innovation Showcase (IShow)
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists
    Albuquerque, NM
    Program: ACE Campaign
  • Anesthesia Quality Institute
    Park Ridge, IL
    Program: National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR)
  • Association Forum of Chicagoland
    Chicago, IL
    Program: Forty Under 40 Awards
  • Child Care Aware of America
    Arlington, VA
    Program: Joining Together for Quality Child Care
  • Consumer Healthcare Products Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: Dextromethorphan Abuse Mitigation Plan
  • Endocrine Society
    Washington, DC
    Program: ACA Implementation: Impact on the Patient with Diabetes
  • Endocrine Society
    Washington, DC
    Program: Pathways to Diversity, Inclusion, and Excellence
  • Hispanic Dental Association
    Austin, TX
    Program: Building Our Leaders in Dentistry (BOLD)
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association
    La Grange, IL
    Program: ProConnect
  • ISSA – The World Cleaning Industry Association
    Northbrook, IL
    Program: Value of Clean
  • Midwest Political Science Association
    Bloomington, IN
    Program: MPSA Developing Nations Philanthropic Initiative
  • NASPAA
    Washington, DC
    Program: Inaugural Student Simulation Competition
  • National Court Reporters Association
    Vienna, VA
    Program: NCRA’s Take Note Campaign
  • National Parking Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: NPA Parking Industry Research
  • Online Lenders Alliance
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: Look for the OLA Seal Campaign
  • Online News Association
    Washington, DC
    Program: Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
    Harrisburg, PA
    Program: Pills for Ills, not Thrills
  • The Pet Care Trust
    Abingdon, MD
    Program: Pets in the Classroom
  • Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Program: WOCN Support Surface Selection Algorithm
  • Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Inc.
    Indianapolis, IN
    Program: Safe Smart Dating

Why Enter?

The Power of A Awards program helps associations:

  • Promote awareness of the innovative, results-oriented programs and initiatives undertaken by your association.
  • Attain third-party validation of your activities that you can share with your association’s membership, volunteer leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Justify continued investment in programs and activities that are related to the core mission or purpose of your association.
  • Showcase for policymakers, the media, and other outside audiences how your association helps advance not only the industry or profession you represent, but also national and world conditions.

Eligibility

The Power of A Awards are open to:

  • Associations of all types
  • Association management companies (AMCs) that submit applications on behalf of their association clients
  • Industry partners that undertake initiatives in coordination with associations

Award Categories

Power of A Awards are given in the following categories:

The Power to Enrich Lives (open to all)

  • Has your association drawn on the talents and expertise of members and/or volunteers to address an immediate crisis or long-term problem in your community or society at large?

The Power to Create a Competitive Workforce (open to all)

  • Has your association undertaken initiatives that helped create jobs? Has your association created unique professional development or skills training opportunities that have significantly advanced the industry or profession you represent?

The Power to Prepare for the Future (open to all)

  • Has your association conducted or facilitated research that helps your members prepare for the future or focus on emerging trends facing your industry or profession? Has your organization developed new strategies for problem solving, including sustaining services in times of declining resources or cutting through red tape in times of critical community need?

The Power to Innovate (open to all)

  • Has your association developed new products, services or strategies that have changed the landscape or measurably improved conditions for your industry or profession?

The Power to Make a Better World (open to international associations and U.S.-based associations engaged in international activities)

  • Has your association been engaged in activities, programs or initiatives to improve conditions or address challenges in countries outside the United States? Has your association been involved in developing an associations culture or presence in developing nations?

The online application form for The Power of A Awards is easy to fill out and not overly time-intensive. The cost to submit an application is $50.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

If you have questions about The Power of A Awards or completing an application, please contact ASAE’s Public Policy Department at 202-626-2703 or email us at publicpolicy@asaenet.org.