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31st Annual TFAS Scholarship Dinner

September 14, 2021

The Four Seasons Hotel


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Our 2021 Honorees: Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska and Suzanne Clark, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Please join The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) on Sept. 14, 2021, at The Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a special celebration honoring today’s congressional and business leaders and supporting our future leaders – the 2022 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. Daniel Sullivan of Alaska with the 2021 Congressional Leadership Award and Suzanne Clark, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with the 2021 Business Leadership Award.

Register now to become a part of this unique event that honors today’s congressional and business leaders while supporting the dreams and ambitions of tomorrow’s leaders. Please email Kathie Regan Russo at kathie@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.

SPONSORSHIPS AND TICKET SALES

Nick Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America, presents the 2018 TFAS Business Leadership Award to Matthew Shay, President and CEO of the National Retail Federation.

As a sponsor of our 31st 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 attendees. These sponsorships include complimentary registration(s); VIP seating; priority intern selection and brand recognition and visibility.

View the full list of our generous 2021 TFAS Scholarship Dinner sponsors here.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Individual tickets are available for $300. 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. Recent alumni from classes 2017 to 2021 qualify for an alumni-discounted ticket for only $150. Current 2021 TFAS students do not pay a fee to attend this special evening. The dinner and opportunity to meet with business and congressional leaders is one of the major highlights of their Washington experience.

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.

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Dinner Committee

Honorary Chairs

Tom Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute

Susan K. Neely, American Council of Life Insurers

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

Marlene Colucci, The Business Council

Frank J. Donatelli, FJD Strategies

Juanita Duggan, CLARIFYD

Robert Flock, Columbia Business School

Michael Krempasky, Brunswick Group

Joseph G. Lai, BGR Group

Kevin Seifert, At Ease Advisors

Tracy Taylor, Alignment Government Strategies

Cornell Teague, Alpine Group

Randal C. Teague, TFAS Chairman

Diane Tomb, American Land Title Association

Geoff Verhoff, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Past Award Recipients

2019 – The Honorable Tim Scott and Susan Neely, president and CEO of American Council of Life Insurers

2018 – The Honorable Michael Bennet, The Honorable Jerry Moran and Matthew R. Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation2017 – 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

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

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

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Please contact Kathie Regan Russo at kathie@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384 for more information.

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