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ASAE Foundation to Present Visionary Award to Frances Hesselbein

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2004 -- The Executive Committee of the Foundation of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute in New York City and former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, as the recipient of the 2004 Visionary Award.

The ASAE Foundation's Visionary Award was inaugurated last year to recognize an individual whose philanthropic involvement represents the pinnacle of public service. Hesselbein will be honored during the ASAE Foundation Partnership Dinner on March 17, 2004, at the Hilton Washington and Towers, Washington, DC.

Hesselbein serves on many nonprofit and private sector corporate boards, including the Veteran's Corporation Advisory Board, the Board of the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, New York, and the Boards of the Center for Social Initiative at the Harvard Business School, and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Management at the Kennedy School. She is the Chairman of the national board of directors for the Volunteers of America.

In 2001, Hesselbein was awarded the Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fund Raising from Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy. In 2002, Hesselbein was the first recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series Award, presented by U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Erik K. Shinseki. In 2003, Junior Achievement established a Frances Hesselbein How To Be Leadership Award for ethical leadership.

Hesselbein was a recipient in 1998 of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, for her leadership as CEO of the Girl Scouts from 1976 to 1990, as well as her role as the Founding President of the Drucker Foundation, which grew into The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. This institute provides intellectual resources to leaders in the business, government, and social sectors, and fosters partnerships across these sectors.

Hesselbein is an accomplished author and speaker on the subject of leadership in the nonprofit community, and is editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal Leader to Leader, and a co-editor of a book of the same name. She also is a co-editor of the Drucker Foundation's three-volume Future Series and Leading Beyond the Walls, and Leading for Innovation, Organizing for Results, the first two books in the Foundation's Wisdom to Action Series. Her own book, Hesselbein on Leadership, was published in 2002.

No one better embraces the lead by example principle than Frances Hesselbein, said ASAE Foundation Chairman Richard B. Green, Vice President of Industry Relations and Association Sales, Marriott International. I'm delighted to announce her award and personally honored to be welcoming this incredibly innovative leader back to Washington on March 17.

As previously announced, the 16th Annual ASAE Foundation Partnership Dinner will also honor Gene Fondren, CAE, president, Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), and Deborah Long Sexton, president, Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau (CCTB), for their work in advancing the industries and communities they serve.

Tables and individual tickets to the Partnership Dinner are still available. Individual tickets are $250 and a table for 10 persons is $2,500. For more information, please e-mail or contact Carrie Langford at 202-626-2784.

The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute -- Fact Sheet

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American Society of Association Executives
Chris Vest

Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute
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New York, New York 10022 Tel: +1 212 224 1174
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