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Sponsor the 2021 ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards

Celebrating National Service Excellence

Please join us for the eighth annual ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations who demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to national service and volunteering at the local, state, and federal level.

Save the date for this year's awards:blue graphic. text reads Innovation and Leadership Awards 2021. Save the Date! Tuesday, September 14, 7-9pm ET (Virtual). #ASCAwards

DATE:           Tuesday, September 14, 2021

TIME:            7:00-9:00 P.M. ET

LOCATION:   Virtual

TICKETS:     Free; registration coming in August

ATTENDEES: Join hundreds of your peers including state service commission leaders from across the country, past award honorees, corporate sponsors and other supporters, AmeriCorps program staff, federal partners, elected officials and their staff, and other service champions and friends.

This year, we will continue to showcase awardees who have contributed to COVID-19 response and long-term recovery efforts in their communities as well as demonstrated tremendous talent across the national service network in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Commissioner
  • Outstanding Commission Staff Member
  • Outstanding Commission Executive Director
  • Outstanding Service Program
  • Outstanding Service Program Staff Member 
  • Friend of ASC Award
  • State Service Leadership Award
  • ASC Honor Roll

Sponsorships and Silent Auction Items

Registration for the event will launch in August (admission will be free), but we ask that you consider lending your support in one of more of the following ways to make the 2021 awards a resounding success:
  1. Sign Up to be an Awards Sponsor - We have event sponsorships ranging from $150–$2,500 with corresponding benefits. Digital ads, virtual exhibit booths, and other benefits are available. Download the 2021 ASC Sponsorship Packet for details. To sign up as a sponsor, complete our online Event Sponsorship Sign-Up Form and submit your logo and ad artwork no later than August 13th.

  2. Contribute a Silent Auction Item or Gift Basket - We encourage you to contribute or solicit an item/gift package valued at $50 or above to our ‘Celebrating States’ Silent Auction that represents your state in a fun or unique way. Please notify us of your intentions to contribute an item via our online Silent Auction Donation Form no later than August 13th. We are especially seeking higher-value items such as:

  • State-Themed Gift Baskets
  • Entertainment/Concert Passes
  • Sports Event Tickets/Autographed Memorabilia
  • Gift Cards
  • Vacation Getaway Packages
  • Entertainment/Concert Passes
  • Hotel/Resort/Time-Share Stays
  • Examples of last year’s online auction items for ideas
  1. Connect us to Others - Let us know if you have a personal connection to a corporation or business that might wish to sponsor or donate a Silent Auction item for our event!

Your donations to the ASC Annual Recognition Reception is tax-deductible to the extent allowable under IRS 501(c)(3) regulations. The ASC Federal Tax ID # is 58-2505548.

Thank you in advance for your support of the ASC Innovation & Leadership Awards! We look forward to having you join us and be part of this event’s success to celebrate national service excellence.

Questions? Contact us.


five photos from the 2019 awards reception; show folks at the podium, accepting awards, posing with awards, hugging colleagues, etc.

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