KSA Awards

Throughout her career, Kathy Schaeffer has been recognized by industry colleagues for outstanding communications work on behalf of clients. Kathy and her team at KSA were honored with these awards.


  • PCC Silver Trumpet Award
    Saving Illinois Employers $500 Million – Government Affairs
    A targeted media outreach campaign exerted pressure on legislators to overhaul Illinois’ broken workers’ compensation system helping to improve the state’s ailing business climate.
  • PCC Silver Trumpet Award
    “Liquid Cocaine” Bust Educates Parents – Issues Management
    A media outreach campaign informed parents about the dangers of Four Loko, as told by a mother whose son died after drinking the potent beverage.


  • PCC Silver Trumpet Award
    Good Tidings – Brochures, Booklets or Books
    KSA’s 2010 Holiday card.


  • PCC Platinum Award
    Debuting a New Hospital
    Debuting a new hospital is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – and Sherman Health, in collaboration with Kathy Schaeffer & Associates, developed a multi-faceted communications campaign featuring events, media relations and internal and external outreach.
  • PCC Golden Trumpet Award
    Debuting a New Hospital – Community Relations
    Outreach campaign that included a celebratory gala, a community open house and a patient move day in December 2009 that generated widespread publicity for the new $325 million hospital.
  • PCC Golden Trumpet Award
    MAP Quest Successful for Students – Government Affairs
    Outreach campaign to fund second-semester MAP grants during their two-week, October veto session.
  • PCC Silver Trumpet Award
    Purveyors of Good Cheer, PR – Brochures, Booklets or Books
    KSA’s 2009 Holiday card.


  • PCC Silver Trumpet Award
    Cultivating Donors with Origami – Brochures, Booklets or Books
    Direct mail series distributed three times a year to introduce prospective donorsto La Rabida Hospital.
  • PCC Silver Trumpet Award
    EBC Sets the Pace – Institutional
    Year-long media outreach campaign to raise awareness of East Bank Club and its experts.


  • PCC Silver Trumpet Award
    The Illinois Chamber Delivers – Government Affairs
    Year-long communications campaign on behalf of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

For a full list of awards, click here.