PAC Conference – Awards

11 Oct, 2020

Outstanding PAC Awards

Did your PAC have a record-breaking year or launch an innovative new program? Did the creativity and strategy behind your fundraising campaign compel new eligibles to join or donate to the PAC? If so, we want to hear about it.

2023 nominations are now closed.

About the Awards

The Public Affairs Council’s Outstanding PAC Awards recognize top organizations in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Association PAC
  • Outstanding Corporate PAC

The awards recognize effective approaches to enhancing PAC involvement. These awards, presented at the National PAC Conference, recognize outstanding initiatives that showcase creativity and effectiveness in promoting increased financial or member engagement in the PAC. 

A committee of PAC community leaders and past award winners will select this year’s award recipients. When reviewing applications, committee members will use the following criteria:

  • What challenges prompted this initiative?
  • How is this effort different from other PAC initiatives?
  • What are the key lessons for other experienced PAC programs?
  • What metrics are provided to demonstrate success of the initiative?
  • How did this campaign promote participation or financial growth in the PAC program and/or take into consideration the organization’s culture?


If your organization is chosen as an award recipient, you’ll be recognized as a trendsetter within the PAC community, AND:

  • You’ll receive two complimentary conference registrations to the 2023 National PAC Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida February 26-March 1.
  • You’ll be recognized at the 2023 National PAC Conference and in Council communications throughout the coming year.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to present your PAC initiative during one of our sessions at the 2023 National PAC Conference 
  • You’ll receive two complimentary registrations to a Public Affairs Council workshop of your choice in 2023.

Past Winners

PAC Awards Winners 2022

2022 Outstanding PAC Award Winners:
Association Winner: American Academy of Ophthalmology (OPHTHPAC)
Corporate Winner: Sempra (SEEPAC)

2021 Outstanding PAC Award Winners:
Association Winner: American Society of Anesthesiologists PAC (ASAPAC)
Corporate Winner: Dell PAC

2020 Outstanding PAC Award Winners:
Association Winner: Consumer Technology Association
Corporate Winner: WLLCO PAC

2019 Outstanding PAC Award Winners:
Association Winner: American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Orthopaedic PAC)
Corporate Winner: International Paper