Here is the ASAE press release, stay tuned for more details including the Gold and Silver winners, as well as more details on each winning program.

WASHINGTON—ASAE is recognizing six associations with the 2012 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under the The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will be honored and accept their award during the Summit Awards Dinner, October 3, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee, and the awards are part of The Power of A campaign, which ASAE launched in 2009 to raise awareness about the wealth of knowledge and resources in the association community with policymakers and other audiences.

“These winning programs illustrate how associations and association professionals identify a need in their community and develop a solution that gives back in a meaningful way,” said P. Allen Haney, chairman of The Power of A Awards Judging Committee. “Associations across the globe are always striving to build a better society, and it’s important that we celebrate and draw attention to the critical role they play.”

This year’s winners are:

American Camp Association
Martinsville, IN
The Healthy Camp Study

American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA
ETHICANA: Anti-Corruption Education & Training Global ACET Project

Military Officers Association of America
Alexandria, VA
The Officer Placement Service

American Chemical Society
Washington, DC
ACS Entrepreneurial Initiative

Cook County Farm Bureau
Countryside, IL
12th Annual Food Checkout Day Benefit

IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Piscataway, NJ
IEEE Humanitarian Technology Challenge

“Congratulations to all the 2012 Summit Award winners who have created innovative programs that are vital to their communities,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham, IV, CAE. “All of these programs have made a difference in enhancing peoples’ quality of life, and we look forward to recognizing their efforts in October.”

This year, ASAE received nearly 100 entries for the Power of A Awards. The selection committee also recognized four entries with The Power of A Gold Award and 14 with The Power of A Silver Award.

ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner will bring together association executives, government officials, and business and community leaders for an evening to celebrate the value of associations and their impact on society. For more information about attending the Awards Dinner, contact Carla Lochiatto, CAE, at 202-626-2807 or

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