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31st Annual TFAS Scholarship Dinner

September 14, 2021

The Four Seasons Hotel


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U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Suzanne Clark. Photo courtesy of U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Please join The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) on Sept. 14, 2021 at The Four Seasons in Washington, D.C., for a special celebration honoring today’s congressional and business leaders and supporting our future leaders – the 2021 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 Suzanne Clark with the 2021 TFAS Business Leadership Award. Clark is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a director on two corporate boards, a former business owner, and an entrepreneur at heart.

Registration information, sponsorships and a Congressional honoree will be announced at a later date. Please check back for more information, or email jmack@TFAS.org with any questions. 

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Our 2019 Honorees: Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Susan Neely, President and CEO of American Council of Life Insurers.

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.

DETAILS
Sept. 14, 2021

The Four Seasons
Washington, D.C.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and remarks by our honorees at 7 p.m.

About the Dinner

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.

Even with remote learning and Zoom classes, the program did an amazing job creating an effective learning and communicative environment. If it wasn’t for the generous scholarship I received, I would not have been able to participate, and would have missed out on educational, networking, and professional experiences that I am honored to have been a part of.– Luiza Biaggi, 2020 TFAS Business & Government Relations Student

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 $4.95 million in the past 20 years. Yet the need is growing. Help us say “yes” to more of our impressive applicants, regardless of their financial ability.

Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. To learn how you can support future leaders, please contact TFAS Director of Corporate and Donor Relations Kathie Regan Russo at kathie@TFAS.org.

Dinner Committee

Honorary Chairs

Juanita Duggan, NFIB

Tom Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute

Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation

Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers

Dinner Chair

Robert Flock, Credit Union National Association

Members

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

Student interns meet with Sen. Michael Bennet during the 2018 TFAS Scholarship Dinner.

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

Questions?

Please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384 for more information.

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