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ASAE Foundation Announces Winners of the Innovation Grant Program

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 63 applications for its new Innovation Grant Program (IGP), the ASAE Foundation chose four winning projects. Each will receive up to $10,000, and the winners will be recognized during ASAE's 2013 Great Ideas Conference, March 10-12, at the Broodmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. SunTrust Inc. is a major supporter of this initiative.

The four winners are:

  • American Alliance Museums, Washington, DC—Exploration Grant
  • Colorado Nonprofit Association, Denver, Colorado—Exploration Grant
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC—Travel Grant
  • The International Association Diecutting and Diemaking, Crystal Lake , Illinois—Exploration Grant

"The quality of projects submitted this year was fantastic, and it was a very hard decision to narrow down the winners to just four," said Michelle Mason CQIA, FASAE, CAE, chair of the advisory committee and managing director at the American Society for Quality. "We are excited to help fund these innovative ideas because it will drive creativity and inspire our community in new ways that will not only bring value to their members, but to the global community." 

ASAE Foundation received a broad range of applications from organizations with a wide range of types, sizes, locations, and industries. Executive summaries of the winning proposals are online, and ASAE Foundation will also publish an abstract of the other innovative projects that were submitted.

"Not only were we very pleased with the response we received, but also how these organizations approached the concept of innovation and how this could be applied throughout an organization," said ASAE Executive Vice President and President of the ASAE Foundation Susan Robertson , CAE. "The winning organizations did a great job in explaining how their projects directly benefit their organizations as well as how they would share these lessons and concepts with the association community."

To see a list of the winners and projects selected, visit IGP's website.

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit

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