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 2016 Leadership Awards Gala will be held on March 7, 2017 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

Purchase Tickets to the 2017 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala

Special Guests


Advertise at the 2017 Gala

If you are interested in placing an ad in the program book for the 2017 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala please complete this form and email it to Christine Chew at christine@midaassociates.com. Completed forms must be turned in no later than February 21, 2017.

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 2016 Leadership Awards Gala


AAPD Thanks Our 2017 Sponsors!

National Catalyst Sponsor


National Connector Sponsor


National Convener Sponsor


National Stakeholder


Capital One | Centene | Colgate-Palmolive | Covestro | CVS Health | G2 | Goldman Sachs | IFS Group | Microsoft | National Association of Broadcasters | PhRMA | PNC Bank | Nancy Dorn & Will Ris | Ringler Associates | 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 | CTIA | Fannie Mae | Kessler Foundation | Liberty Mutual | Metlife | NCTA – The Internet & Television Association | New York Life | Pacific Life | Recording Industry Association of America | Tracfone | UCB, Inc. | United Spinal Association


National Ally


American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) | The Arc | Christine Griffin | Duane Morris LLP | Elastic Band Company | Esquire Bank | Federal Relay | Knowbility | Mida Associates | Medivest | Robbi Cooper | 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