Leadership Awards Gala


Logo with colorful blocks with the text 2022 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala April 28, 2022

2022 Virtual Leadership Awards Gala

April 28, 2022 

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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.

2022 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala Emcee


2022 Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awardees


2022 AAPD Corporate Leadership Award

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Special Guests

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Thank you to our 2022 Virtual Awards Gala sponsors!


National Platinum Sponsor

National Gold Sponsor

National Silver Sponsor


National Leadership Circle


Ted Kennedy, Jr.


National Advocate Circle


National Supporter Circle


For more information, please contact development@aapd.com.



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