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Join the Academy as we reinforce the vital role of social insurance in our society, and to recognize Jacob S. Hacker and Virginia Reno for their outstanding achievements and contributions, through a series of activities (June to autumn of 2020).

Each year, the Robert M. Ball Award is presented to an individual whose recent work has made a significant impact on the U.S. social insurance system. To reflect this year's circumstances, the 2020 Ball Award will encompass a series of activities designed to:

  • Stimulate fresh thinking on effective responses to the current economic and health crisis, as well as action on longer-term issues.

  • Provide informed and inspiring answers to the question: “what might a new social contract consist of?”

  • Seize on the increased awareness among policymakers and the public to build systems that improve economic security and support our economy, as social insurance is intended to do.

  • Bring all stakeholders together at a critical juncture to highlight the role of social insurance and support the Academy’s work. 




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Questions? Please contact Kristine Quinio, Director of Development, at or at (202) 243-7008. 


Refund Policy: All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships for the 2020 Ball Award program support the Academy's core educational and policy research programs, including COVID-19 initiatives. In case of event postponement or cancellation, unused tickets and other sponsorship benefits will be converted to a donation to the Academy and will be 100% tax-deductible. Thank you for your contribution. Tax letters will be mailed after September 30. 

For ticket purchases only (not sponsorships): As requested, a 50% refund will be issued in the event of full cancellation or postponement of the in-person event beyond fall 2020. Please contact Kristine Quinio, Director of Development, at, for any questions.

Thank you for supporting our work and mission of the National Academy of Social Insurance.


June 23rd, 2020 5:00 PM to October 31st, 2020 7:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Event Fees (Regular)
Policy Leader $10,000.00
Research Patron $5,000.00
Research Sustainer $2,500.00
Collaborator $1,500.00
Friend $500.00
Single Ticket $200.00
Two Tickets $300.00
Contact Name Kristine Quinio
Contact Email