Annual Reception & Awards 

Each year in September, ASC holds an annual cocktail reception for our association members, supporters, and partners to celebrate and present the winners of the ASC Innovation and Leadership Awards, which recognize the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of state service commission staff, commissioners, and programs in uniting states in service.

Save the Date & 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:

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 whohave 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
  • Click here to see some 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 Emily Steinberg at [email protected].


View past awardees here


Learn about past award recipients in each award category below:

Friend of America's Service Commissions

State Service Leadership

Innovation and Leadership


About America’s Service Commissions
America’s Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing and promoting the 52 state service commissions across the United States and territories with the mission to lead and elevate the state service network. State service commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or nonprofit organizations made up of more than 1,000 commissioners, private citizens leading the nation’s service movement and administering 80 percent of the federal AmeriCorps funds to address pressing community needs. Learn more at



Thank you to our Past 2020 Event Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:




Bronze Sponsors:


Commission Champions:

Massachusetts Service Alliance

Michigan Community Service Commission

Oklahoma AmeriCorps




Volunteer Delaware

Volunteer Mississippi


State Service Supporterss:

Do Good, Be Good


Individual Champions:

Maureen K. Eccleston

Kaira Esgate

Shannon Stober (Verve Exchange Consulting)

LaDawn Stoddard