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.

2014 Summit Award Recipients

United Fresh Produce Association Foundation
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools

Professional Ski Instructors of America – American Association of Snowboard Instructors
PSIA-AASI Adaptive Outreach Program

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
ASGE Ambassador Program

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA Diversity Recruitment Programs


  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    Chicago, IL
    Program: Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Program: Immunization Program
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Downers Grove, IL
    Program: ASGE Ambassador Program
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    Park Ridge, IL
    Program: Global Humanitarian Outreach (GHO)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Rockville, MD
    Program: ASHA Diversity Recruitment Programs
  • College of American Pathologists
    Northfield, IL
    Program: Molecular Testing Guideline for Lung Cancer Patients
  • Consumer Electronics Association
    Arlington, VA
    Program: The CEA Foundation
  • Housing Opportunity Foundation
    Charlotte, NC
    Program: Realtors® Care Day®
  • International Franchise Association
    Program: Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran)
  • International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association
    Boston, MA
    Program: Augie’s Quest
  • Meals on Wheels Association of America
    Alexandria, VA
    Program: March for Meals
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies
    Program: The Water Resources Utility of the Future
  • National Multifamily Housing Council and National Apartment Association
    Program: Apartments. We Live Here.
  • National Restaurant Association
    Program: Restaurant Industry Forecast
  • North American Veterinary Community
    Gainesville, FL
    Program: NAVC VetFolio
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI
    Program: Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative
  • Practice Greenhealth
    Reston, VA
    Program: Healthier Hospitals Initiative
  • Professional Ski Instructors of America – American Association of Snowboard Instructors
    Lakewood, CO
    Program: PSIA-AASI Adaptive Outreach Program
  • Restaurant Facility Management Association
    Plano, TX
    Program: RFMA Gives
  • Society for Neuroscience
    Program: FENS-SfN Advocacy Grants Program, Neuroscience Scholars Program
  • United Fresh Produce Association Foundation
    Program: Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools


  • American Alliance of Museums
    Program: Center for the Future of Museums
  • American Cleaning Institute
    Program: KEY Pledge Laundry Safety Campaign
  • American Health Information Management Association
    Program: ICD-10 Grassroots Advocacy
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    Park Ridge, IL
    Program: ASA Anesthesia Quality Institute
  • Association of Boards of Certification
    Ankeny, IA
    Program: Model Standards of Operator Certification
  • Azerbaijan Microfinance Association
    Baku, Azerbaijan
    Program: Implementation of Universal Standards for Social Performance Management
  • California Association of Community Managers
    Laguna Hills, CA
    Program: CACM Certificate Programs
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association
    La Grange, IL
    Program: Leadership Academy
  • Independent Bankers Association of Texas
    Austin, TX
    Program: IBAT Teach the Teacher Program
  • Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Program: You are Now Entering the Baby Safety Zone
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
    Boston, MA
    Program: Have One, By One (Age-One Dental Exams)
  • Military Child Education Coalition
    Harker Heights, TX
    Program: Operation Educate the Educators
  • National Apartment Association Education Institute
    Arlington, VA
    Program: MI-BEST Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technician
  • National Association for Music Education
    Reston, VA
    Program: Broader Minded: Think Beyond the Bubbles
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
    Carrollton, TX
    Program: Safe Sports School Award
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
    Bethesda, MD
    Program: Keeping the Nation Flu-Focused: A Media-Driven Public Health Initiative
  • The North American Veterinary Community
    Gainesville, FL
    Program: The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
    Dublin, OH
    Program: Accounting Careers Awareness Program – Ohio
  • PLANET – Professional Landcare Network
    Herndon, VA
    Program: Renewal & Remembrance
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc
    Lexington, VA
    Program: The LEAD Program Evaluation with George Mason University
  • Team AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation
    Anaheim, CA
    Program: Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program

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.


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.


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