The Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) are looking to recognize outstanding young professionals in the Fond du Lac area and are currently seeking nominations for Fond du Lac’s Future 5 Award.  The award was established in 2013 as a way to support and recognize upcoming leaders in the community.  This award is presented annually to five area young professionals ages 21-40 that are presently growing and excelling in their respective fields and will continue to positively influence the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Fond du Lac County well into the future.

Eligible candidates must be nominated by a professional or volunteer reference (i.e. an individual with whom they have worked and/or volunteered/served with). Nominees are not required to be a member of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac. The nomination process includes submitting a letter of recommendation and a completed nomination form to Envision Greater Fond du Lac.  Nomination forms are available online at www.envisiongreaterfdl.com or www.ypfdl.org.  The nomination deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017. To nominate a young professional, submit your recommendation letter and nomination form to the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac.

Once the nomination deadline has arrived, all letters of recommendation and nomination forms will be submitted to an independent panel of judges to be reviewed and processed.  The Future 5 Award recipients will be announced on December 15, 2017. The Young Professional of the Year will be chosen from the Future 5 Award recipients and announced at YPF’s Annual Meeting on January 18, 2018.

Qualifications for the Future 5 Award include:

  • Must reside and/or be employed in the Fond du Lac area.
  • Must be between the ages of 21 and 40 at the time of application.
  • Must be nominated by a professional or volunteer reference.
  • Must be presently growing and excelling in their prospective field and plan to continue to positively influence the growth, prosperity and quality of life in the Fond du Lac community.
  • Must not have received Future 5 Award in the last three years.

The Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) is a division of Envision Greater Fond du Lac designed for professionals living or working in the Fond du Lac area who are 21 – 40 or young at heart.  Since its inception in 2004, Young Professionals of Fond du Lac has grown to over 500 members. For more information or to learn about becoming a member, visit www.ypfdl.org.