The chairs of the 4th Annual MashUp, Tuesday, September 17 at the Northwestern University beachfront, have announced the honorees for the Catalyst Award and the Spirit of Evanston Award, the highlight of the gathering of Evanston’s leaders in business, education, government and the arts.
The Catalyst Award shines a spotlight on the extraordinary service provided by Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services to the city of Evanston- individuals, hospitals, businesses and the university. “We are very fortunate and grateful to live in a community where the services provided by the Fire Department indicate a level of professionalism and compassion for those they serve,” said Lucile Krasnow, Special Assistant for Community Relations at Northwestern University and a co-chair of the event.
Mayor Liz Tisdahl and Dr. Jim Phillips, Vice President and Director of Athletics at Northwestern University, will present the Catalyst Award. Evanston native Terry Maday of Maday Productions, has created a video showcasing the Evanston Fire Department.
Susan Trieschmann, the founder of Curt’s Café, who guides and educates her young employees to become valued members of the restaurant and broader community, will be recognized with the Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston award. For the first time, this year’s Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston award solicited input from the full Evanston community.
The MashUp, now in its fourth year, brings together hundreds of Evanstonians in a relaxed, informal event under a giant tent on the site of the Northwestern University beach. Coordinated by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, it will feature a “Taste of Evanston” with food from 26 of Evanston’s most popular restaurants, music, a ‘pop-up’ fashion show presented by Pivot Point International Academy and a variety of other entertaining surprises, including WTTW’s Wild Chicago host, Ben Hollis.
Chairs of the MashUp also include Steve Hagerty, Hagerty Consulting; Joe Flanagan, Acquirent, LLC, Patrick Hughes, Jr., Inclusion Solutions and Johanna Nyden, City of Evanston.
For registration as well as a complete details and a listing of all the sponsors, entertainment and participating restaurants, go to www.EvanstonMashup.com Admission to the MashUp is $125 per person.
Evanston MashUp, Tuesday, September 17, 5: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m.