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CEA Foundation Named 2014 Power of A Gold Award Winner by ASAE

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected the CEA Foundation as a 2014 “Power of A” Gold Award winner. The “Power of A” Awards recognize a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world. The CEA Foundation, which is affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is being recognized for its work supporting innovative nonprofits linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology that enhances their lives.

“We wish to thank ASAE for recognizing the work of the CEA Foundation. In the two years since we established the foundation, we are pleased to be making a positive impact on the lives of seniors and people with disabilities,” said John Shalam, chairman and founder of VOXX International Corporation and chairman of the CEA Foundation. “We congratulate our fellow winners and are proud to serve as an example of the important contributions that associations and technological innovation can have in our communities.”

The CEA Foundation was recognized for its power to enrich lives through its many initiatives, including its support of the following organizations:

  • The expansion of the Selfhelp Community Services Virtual Senior Center program which enables homebound seniors to participate in classes and connect with friends and family around the world.
  • The creation of the Senior Planet Exploration Center by Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) the first technology themed center for older adults that teaches technology through courses, workshops and social events.
  • The Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) program that trained members on the use of consumer electronics such as smart phones and tablets to assist people with hearing loss, and magnified the effect of the training by having the participants spread this knowledge in their communities through HLAA chapters, VA clinics, retirement communities, universities and other locations.
  • The Henry A. Grunwald Technology Center at the Lighthouse Guild, helping individuals that are blind or low-vision identify technologies to assist in their daily lives.

Additionally, the CEA Foundation has worked with and supported numerous other organizations working with seniors and people with disabilities.

As a “Power of A” Gold Award recipient, the CEA Foundation is automatically entered to win one of six ASAE Summit Awards which will be selected in July.

Those interested in learning more about the CEA Foundation should contact Tara Dunion or Steve Ewell.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social.

About CEA Foundation:

The CEA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association. It was established with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. The Foundation is focused on strategic support of programs to impact these communities and has launched its first series of grants in 2012. It also serves to facilitate dialog between industry, consumers, government, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders around important issues. For more information on the CEA Foundation please visit CEAFoundation.org.


  • CE Week
    June 23-27, 2014, New York, NY
    • CE Week Exhibits
      June 25-26, 2014, New York, NY
  • CEA Innovate!
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014, Phoenix, AZ
  • CES Unveiled Paris
    October 22, 2014, Paris, France
  • CE Hall of Fame Dinner
    November 10, 2014, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 11, 2014, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 4, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2015 International CES
    January 6-9, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

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