Leadership Awards Gala

"AAPD 2017 Leadership Awards Gala

The AAPD Leadership Awards Gala provides a unique opportunity for AAPD’s partners, supporters, and colleagues to demonstrate their support of disability rights while bringing together the disability community with business and government leadership for one night each year.

The 2017 Leadership Awards Gala was held on March 7, 2017 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. A recap of the 2017 Leadership Awards Gala is available here.

Honorees and Special Guest


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.


View photos from the 2017 Leadership Awards Gala


AAPD Thanks Our 2017 Sponsors!

National Catalyst Sponsor


National Connector Sponsor


National Convener Sponsor

Nancy Dorn & Will Ris


National Stakeholder


Amazon | Capital One | Centene | Colgate-Palmolive | Covestro | CVS Health | G2 | Goldman Sachs | IFS Group | JetStream Ground Services | Microsoft | National Association of Broadcasters | PhRMA | PNC Bank | Ringler Associates | UCB, Inc. | United Technologies Corporation


National Advocate


Alliant-Mesirow Financial Services | American Baptist Home Mission Societies | American General Life Companies | American Institutes for Research (AIR) | Anthem | Berkshire Hathaway | Consumer Technology Association | CTIA | Epilepsy Foundation | Fannie Mae | Kessler Foundation | Liberty Mutual | Metlife | NCTA – The Internet & Television Association | New York Life | Pacific Life | Prudential | Recording Industry Association of America | The Arc | Tracfone | United Spinal Association


National Ally


American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) | Christine Griffin | Duane Morris LLP | Decoding Dyslexia | Elastic Band Company | Esquire Bank | Federal Relay | Knowbility | Mida Associates | Medivest | Ted Kennedy, Jr. | Senator Bob Dole | Sprint | The HSC Foundation | United States Olympic Committee | The Viscardi Center


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

Our Sponsors