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Please join The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) on July 17, 2019 at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C. for a special celebration honoring today’s congressional and business leaders and supporting our future leaders – the 2019 TFAS students. Your involvement will make a powerful difference in our nation’s future by allowing students with outstanding leadership potential to attend the TFAS D.C. Summer Programs track on Business + Government Relations.
It is a privilege to honor Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina with the 2019 Congressional Leadership Award, and Susan Neely, President and CEO of American Council of Life Insurers, with the 2019 Business Leadership Award.
July 17, 2019
The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and remarks by our honorees at 7 p.m.
Sponsorships and Ticket Sales
As a sponsor of our 30th Annual Scholarship Dinner, you will enable deserving, highly qualified students to attend our life-changing programs, regardless of their financial situation. In addition, you and/or your company will be recognized before our 300 attendees. These sponsorships include complimentary registration(s); VIP seating; priority intern selection and brand recognition and visibility.
Individual tickets are available for as low as $225. Don’t delay! Register now to ensure you are part of this unique event that honors our leaders of today, while supporting the dreams and ambitions of our future leaders.
Funds raised by this annual dinner support scholarships for highly qualified, ambitious student leaders to attend our transformational TFAS D.C. Summer Programs track on Business + Government Relations. This comprehensive program includes: courses on economics and government relations for transferable credit; guaranteed internships with government affairs offices of notable corporations, trade associations and lobbying firms in the D.C. area; and unparalleled access to networking and professional development opportunities including special guest lectures, site briefings, a mentorship program and more.
My favorite part of this program was having the opportunity to learn on a day-by-day basis from professionals in the government relations industry because it is only through effective advocacy that we can ensure government policies reflect private citizen’s interests.” – EDGAR VELASCO, INTERN, METLIFE
85% of our exceptional students would be unable to attend our programs without your generosity. Thanks to sponsors and attendees like you, the dinner has raised over $5 million since 1990. Yet the need is growing. Help us say “yes” to more of our impressive applicants in 2020, regardless of their financial ability.
Juanita Duggan, NFIB
Tom Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute
Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation
Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers
Robert Flock, Credit Union National Association
Charlie Black, Prime Policy Group
Kirk Blalock, Fierce Government Relations
Jeff Carneal, Red Dog Strategies
Marlene Colucci, The Business Council
Kelly D. Johnston, Campbell Soup Company (Ret.)
Dan Meyers, APCO Worldwide
Tracy D. Taylor, Alignment Government Strategies
Cornell Teague, Alpine Group
Randal C. Teague, Vorys (Ret.)
Diane Tomb, National Rental Home Council
Harrison Wadsworth, Siemens
Debbie Witchey, Healthcare Leadership Council
Hicks Winters, LafargeHolcim USA
Past Award Recipients
2018 – The Honorable Michael Bennet, The Honorable Jerry Moran and Matthew R. Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation
2017 – The Honorable Rob Portman, The Honorable Tom Carper and Mr. Nick Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America (A4A)
2016 – The Honorable Cory Gardner, The Honorable Mark Warner and The Honorable Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers
2015 – The Honorable John Barrasso, The Honorable Amy Klobuchar and The Honorable John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable
2014 – The Honorable Richard Burr, The Honorable Joe Manchin and Thomas R. Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute
2013 – The Honorable Mark Begich, The Honorable Fred Upton and Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute
2012 – The Honorable Lamar Alexander
2011 – The Honorable Senator Mark Pryor
2010 – The Honorable Richard Lugar
2009 – The Honorable Jon Kyl
2008 – The Honorable Ken Salazar
2007 – The Honorable Saxby Chambliss
2006 – The Honorable Max Baucus
2005 – The Honorable Pat Roberts
2004 – The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye
2003 – The Honorable Elizabeth Dole
2002 – The Honorable Ben Nelson
2001 – The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
2000 – The Honorable Tom Daschle
1999 – The Honorable Phil Gramm
1998 – The Honorable Joe Lieberman
1997 – The Honorable Trent Lott
1996 – The Honorable Pat Moynihan
1995 – The Honorable Don Nickles
1994 – The Honorable John Breaux
1993 – The Honorable Malcolm Wallop
1992 – The Honorable Alan Dixon
1991 – The Honorable Bob Dole
1990 – The Honorable David L. Boren
1989 – The Honorable Richard Lugar
Please contact Genta Arnold at garnold@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384 for more information.