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CANCELED: Soup & Hope with George P. Ferrari, Jr.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

Due to the university’s updated event restrictions regarding the concern over COVID-19, the remaining Soup & Hope talks will be canceled for the semester. Thank you to everyone who attended these events. We hope to see you next year! 

The 13th annual winter series of stories to nourish a spirit of hope!

George has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Community Foundation of Tompkins County since August 2005. He has been an active participant in the Tompkins County community since 1980. George has served in a variety of roles in many mission driven organizations such as Head Start, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, AIDS WORK, and Catholic Charities. George has a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. He enjoys camping, working out, opera and many varieties of chocolate. He lives in the City of Ithaca with his spouse, Daniel Hirtler, an architect and founder of the firm Flatfield Designs.


Over the past 12 years, more than 60 speakers—encompassing a wide range of Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members—have touched, inspired and motivated Cornell and local community members who gather to listen to them, reflect on their life stories and be nourished by hot soup and rolls provided free of charge by Cornell Dining.

Mark your calendars; bring a soup bowl and a friend.


Series Lineup

January 16: Daniel McMullin

January 30: Sue Mann

February 13: Luca Maurer

February 27: James Timothy (JT) Baker ’21

March 12: Eric Acree CANCELLED

March 26: George P. Ferrari, Jr. CANCELLED


Learn more about CURW on the Student & Campus Life website.

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Special Event, Music, Food/Catering, Networking, Presentation


Cornell United Religious Work, Cornell Health, Cornell Dining, Student and Campus Life


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Valerie Foster

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George P. Ferrari, Jr.

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Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation of Tompkins County

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The event is free and open to the public.

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