Leadership Awards Gala


The AAPD Leadership Awards Gala provides a unique opportunity for AAPD’s partners, supporters, and colleagues to show their support of Americans with all types of disabilities while bringing together the national cross-disability community with business and government leadership for one night each year.

The 2016 Leadership Awards Gala was held on March 23, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. View photos from the event.

 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards

Each year at the Gala AAPD presents two upcoming leaders with disabilities with the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award to recognize them for their achievements and provide them support to continue their work. Learn more about the Hearne Awards and past recipients.


AAPD Thanks Our 2016 Sponsors!

Gold National Partners


Silver National Partners


Bronze National Partners

Helena Berger





Christine Griffin          Senator Bob Dole



Yoshiko Dart



National Council of Churches


To learn more about becoming a sponsor please contact Jason Mida at jason@midaassociates.com.

Our Sponsors