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TFAS to Honor Sinema, Toomey and West at 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is delighted to announce the 2022 Congressional and Business Leadership Award recipients to be honored at the 32nd Annual TFAS Scholarship Dinner on July 13.

TFAS is proud to recognize the accomplishments of business leaders and senators making a positive difference, like Tom Kuhn, Suzanne Clark and Susan Neely, past recipients of the Business Leadership Award.

TFAS has selected U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to receive the Congressional Leadership Awards and Jade West, Chief Government Relations Officer for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), to receive the Business Leadership Award.

The dinner and awards ceremony will take place at The Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. Hosted each year for supporters, friends, students and alumni, this event recognizes outstanding business and government leaders and provides the next generation of exceptional leaders with the tools they need for success.

Sen. Sinema earned the award for her example as a positive role model and her willingness to work across the aisle in pursuit of constructive solutions to the serious challenges currently facing American families and businesses. She has a strong commitment to democracy and a solid track record of good leadership.

Marlene Colucci and Suzanne Clark celebrate at the 31st Annual TFAS Scholarship Awards Dinner in September 2021.

TFAS recognizes Sen. Toomey’s unwavering commitment to free enterprise, his continuous work to cut taxes for families, and his tireless efforts to end wasteful federal spending. Like his colleague Sen. Sinema, Toomey has proven his unwavering commitment to democracy and liberty.

TFAS President Roger Ream ’76 said Toomey was selected for “his dedication to our nation’s founding principles; his focus on fiscal responsibility; and for his many years of honorable service, in both the U.S. House and the Senate, representing the interests of his constituents.”

…Having a weekly meeting with an industry leader was an incredibly memorable experience and one that I have extreme gratitude towards.” – Coby Kranz ’21

Sen. Dan Sullivan, 2021 recipient of the Congressional Leadership Award, connects with 2021 D.C. Academic Internship Program alumni at the 31st Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner.

In recognition of her deep commitment to free enterprise, her reputation for honorable leadership, and her efforts to advance national policies conducive to economic growth, Jade West has been selected to receive the 2022 Business Leadership Award. Through her work with NAW and previous experience as a senior aide on Capitol Hill, West has shown her dedication to the mission and values TFAS upholds.

The annual scholarship dinner raises critical funds that allow deserving undergraduate students from across the country to come to Washington, D.C., to participate in the summer TFAS Business + Government Relations program track. During eight weeks of classes, lectures and internships, students learn about both the theoretical and practical interactions between business and government, as well as the importance of becoming ethical leaders grounded in the values of constitutional democracy and free enterprise.

Students on the Business + Government Relations track attend the dinner each year.

Business + Government Relations student Coby Kranz ’21 said his TFAS experience surpassed his expectations in every way and prepared him to venture into the real world after college. He enjoyed all the opportunities and was grateful for the exposure TFAS offered.

“My favorite TFAS events were the weekly Business + Government Relations guest lectures,” Kranz said. “Each week, a professional from a different part of business or government gave us a lecture and allowed us to ask questions about their professional experiences. After a year and a half of doing virtual meetings during the pandemic, having a weekly meeting with an industry leader was an incredibly memorable experience and one that I have extreme gratitude towards.”

TFAS is grateful for all its many supporters who make programs like the Business + Government Relations track a reality for students across the nation.

TFAS offers sponsorship opportunities to committed partners. Sponsors enable deserving, highly qualified students to attend life-changing TFAS programs, regardless of their financial situation. In addition, you and/or your company will be recognized at the event. These sponsorships include complimentary registration(s), VIP seating, priority intern selection, and brand recognition and visibility.

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Join TFAS on July 13, 2022, at 6 p.m. at The Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate the accomplishments of these three individuals and support the next generation of government and business leaders. Learn more about the dinner and purchase tickets and sponsorships at TFAS.org/ScholarDinner.



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