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ASAE Foundation Names Innovation Grants Program Award Winners
Date:1/8/2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ASAE Foundation announces the four winning projects for the Innovation Grants Program (IGP), which received 61 applications this year. Each winner will receive up to $10,000, and they will be recognized during ASAE's 2016 Great Ideas Conference, March 13-15, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. These grants are funded through a major grant from the SunTrust Foundation and additional support from Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston L.L.P.

The four winners are:

Endocrine Society-Hormone Health Network
Hormonal Hot Spots-Tour of the US Endocrine System
Washington, DC

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
International Education (IE) Competencies Assessment and Career Planner
Washington, DC

Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance
Saving and Healing Lives by Increasing Kidney Utilization
Vienna, VA

Sports Turf Managers Association
How Much is Too Much?
Lawrence, KS

"Through the application process, our committee received great examples of associations engaging in truly innovative work which makes it a difficult decision to select only four," said Matthew R. D'Uva, CAE, FASAE, 2015 chair of the IGP steering committee and Executive Director at International Association for the Study of Pain. "All the award winners' projects will make a difference with their members and communities as well as inspire innovation within the broader association community. Congratulations to the winning associations!"

Now in its fourth year, the ASAE Foundation has awarded 12 IGP grants. This year, the ASAE Foundation received applications from organizations of varied types, sizes, locations, and industries.

"Giving back to our communities is essential to the way SunTrust does business, and we are continually seeking association and non-profit partnerships that will help us to advance our purpose," said Vince Wesley, Senior Vice President and Manager of the SunTrust Not-for-Profit and Government Team in Washington, DC. "ASAE Foundation's Innovation Grants Program is a proven investment toward advancing innovation and bettering our communities, and we're proud to support these grant recipients along with the great work of the ASAE Foundation."

For more information about the program, visit the IGP website.

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 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 asaecenter.org/foundation2/index.html.

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