Frank Fazzari receives the 2020 Order of Vaughan

Fazzari + Partners is please to announce that Frank Fazzari has received the 2020 Order of Vaughan in recognition of his contributions to business in the community. Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua presided over the virtual ceremony as just four people were appointed to the Order of Vaughan in 2020 – the highest civic honour the City may bestow. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and enduring contribution to the City of Vaughan through their endeavors.

Frank Fazzari is an active and well-known leader in the city of Vaughan. Mr. Fazzari founded Fazzari + Partners LLP, a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) firm in 1988, and was awarded the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year in the Professional Services Category in 2012, 2016 and 2020. For his exceptional service to the accounting profession, Mr. Fazzari was awarded the distinction of Fellow from CPA Ontario in 2013. As an active member of MGI Worldwide, a global accounting network, Mr. Fazzari continues to advocate for Vaughan’s business community and local economy.

In recognition of Mr. Fazzari’s interest in education, he created the Maurizio Bevilacqua Scholarship Fund at Niagara University Vaughan in 2020 and was appointed Vice-Chair of the inaugural Board of Advisors of Niagara University Vaughan. Also, in 2020, Mr. Fazzari founded and chaired the COVID-19 Council 2 You Assembly to bring together business and government leaders to share ideas on how to navigate through the unprecedented circumstances presented by the pandemic. Mr. Fazzari’s dedication to bettering the community through his philanthropy, commitment to higher education, and support for our community’s health and well-being have made a positive and meaningful impact in the city of Vaughan.


“We are fortunate in Vaughan to benefit from the work of remarkable city-builders who give selflessly to a far greater cause than themselves and continue to do so with admirable conviction. This year’s honourees are agents of positive change whose lives are guided by the noble values of dignity, compassion and service. In many ways, they all share the same mission — to make this world a better place today and for generations to come. Thanks to these leaders’ invaluable efforts, we continue to realize our full potential with a quality of life that is second to none. Each recipient is committed to making a difference in the lives of others, and I am grateful for their significant contributions to our city and beyond. It is a privilege to present the Order of Vaughan – the City’s highest civic honour – to Mark Falbo, Frank Fazzari, Rina Pillitterri and Mary Reali – four exceptional individuals who have made a meaningful impact in our society. They truly represent the best of Canadian citizenship and are very deserving of this recognition. I invite the community to join us in honouring them at our virtual Order of Vaughan investiture ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 22.”

-Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua