Tonight at Coltivare, downtown Ithaca’s innovative farm-to-table restaurant and event space, Tompkins Connect’s Fab5 Young Professional Awards Presented by Tompkins Trust Company will recognize several outstanding under-40 leaders in Tompkins County.
We at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) would like to offer special congratulations to two awardees who are key members of our downtown community: Rookie of the Year Ducson Nguyen, alderperson for the City of Ithaca’s Second Ward; and Nonprofit Leader of the Year David Shapiro, Executive Director of Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca.
Says DIA Executive Director Gary Ferguson, “Ducson and David are most deserving of these awards. Age should always take a back seat to talent and here in downtown we see many under-40 people accomplishing great things on behalf of their community and their organizations. We salute the achievements of Ducson and David, as well as all the Fab5 winners.”
This evening’s awards ceremony will include five cocktails formulated specially for each of the award winners, plus a full spread of food provided by Coltivare and free tastings from some of the region’s finest wineries, breweries, and eateries. For last-minute registration, visit: http://tiny.cc/fab5tickets