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CEO DATELINE – ASAE names 2020 Power of A Award winners

July 31, 2020
By Walt Williams

ASAE will recognize six organizations that “go above and beyond their everyday mission to undertake initiatives that benefit America and the world,” according to ASAE’s website.

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Winners of the “Power of A” Summit Awards will be recognized virtually on September 30. The ASAE Summit Awards will also serve as the culmination of ASAE’s centennial celebrations.

The annual awards are part of the Power of A campaign, which brings attention to the association community’s contributions to society at the local, national and global levels, according to ASAE. Winners were chosen by a committee of judges who reviewed 125 entries.

“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,” said Barry Pilson, vice president, membership and marketing, at the National Business Officers Association and chair of the Power of A Awards judging committee. “Associations make a notable difference in the world and that’s one thing this current crisis has only magnified.”

This year’s Summit winners are:

American Council of Life Insurers
Washington, D.C.
Program: Passage of The SECURE Act

American Geophysical Union
Washington, D.C.
Program: AGU Centennial Grants Program

American Public Power Association
Arlington, Va.
Program: Light Up Navajo

Coin Laundry Association
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Program: LaundryCares Foundation

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Fairfield, N.J.
Program: The Gender Parity Collaborative

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Washington, D.C.
Program: Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession

In addition to the six Summit Award winners, the judging committee selected 21 association programs to receive Gold Awards and 39 associations to receive Silver Awards. The full list of winners is available at