Leadership Awards Gala

2023 Leadership Awards Gala | April 20, 2023 | 6:30 PM ET
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2023 Virtual Leadership
Awards Gala

April 20, 2023

6:30pm Eastern

The AAPD Leadership Awards Gala is the one night a year that the disability community comes together with business and government leadership to celebrate the progress of disability rights. This year’s Gala will provide a unique opportunity for AAPD’s partners, supporters, colleagues, and friends to demonstrate their continued support for access, equity, and inclusion.

American Sign Language interpreting, captioning, and audio description will be provided. The watch links will be shared closer to the event.

Photo of a black man smiling. He has a goatee and shaven head and is wearing rimless glasses, a blue and teal striped tie, white dress shirt, and charcoal gray suit. In the background is the American flag and the Georgia state flag.

2023 AAPD Capitol Leadership Award

U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock

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2023 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala Emcee

Jonathan Capehart, Associate Editor, The Washington Post & Anchor of “The Saturday Show and The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” on MSNBC

Lachi, a beautiful black woman with cornrows, strikes a pose, wearing fierce blue eyeshadow, a faux fur coat, and a sparkly blind cane.

Musical Performance By

Lachi, Award-winning recording artist and Founder & President of RAMPD

Thank you to our 2023 Virtual Awards Gala sponsors!

National Platinum Sponsor

National Structured Settlements Trade Association
United Airlines

National Gold Sponsor

Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase logo

National Silver Sponsor

Waymo logo

National Leadership Circle

American Airlines
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Charter Communiations
Kessler Foundation
New York Life
Pacific Life

National Advocate Circle


National Advocate Circle

Continental Trust
Epstrin Becker Green
G2 Secure Staff
League of Women Voters

For more information about this event or becoming a sponsor of AAPD, please contact development@aapd.com.

Watch last year’s Virtual Gala.