Child Care Council recently presented its Business Leader of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards at the annual Start Bright Gala at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford.
Fausto Prattico, principal of Lavoro Group, received the Business Leader of the Year Award. The council cited his efforts to increase awareness of the value of early childhood education through direct marketing to his business clients’ employees. His company is the annual major sponsor of the council’s Start Bright Gala.
Mike Kramer was named volunteer of the year. Kramer, the council’s longest-serving volunteer, trains child care providers in budgeting and taxes, serves on the board of directors and donates numerous items for raffles and auctions at the gala.
“Fausto Prattico and Lavoro Group and Mike Kramer are tremendous supporters of Child Care Council’s work to connect employees and families with quality child care in the Finger Lakes region,” CEO Barbara-Ann Mattle said. “The council is delighted to honor Fausto and Mike’s significant contributions to child care and to our organization.”
Child Care Council’s Start Bright Gala celebrates the importance of early education and high quality child care in ensuring children get a bright start to the future. This year’s gala highlighted the council’s 45th anniversary.