About David S. Taub


David S. Taub was a prominent business leader and a passionate and generous philanthropist. In business, through his founding of Palm Bay International, he pioneered and championed Italian wines helping make Italy the top producer of imported wines in the United States.

His philanthropy was broad and far reaching. Organizations he supported included The Safe Center, Parker Institute for Health and Rehabilitation, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, American Cancer Society, and United Jewish Appeal, among many, many others.

David passed away on November 8, 2012, after a long and hard battle with kidney disease. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lewin Taub, their sons Andrew, Marc and Joshua, his loving daughters-in-law Suzanne, Sandra and Lisa, and his beloved grandchildren Jake, Trevor, Chloe, Camille, Asher and Matthew.

Linda Lewin Taub, a Board Member of The Safe Center, and her son Marc Taub, President & CEO of Palm Bay International, will present The David S. Taub Award to this year's recipient, Nassau County Bar Association and its We Care Advisory Board.

Past years' recipients include: United Way of Long Island (2016) The Nassau County Bar Association (2015), Susan & Leonard Feinstein (2014), and Rita & Frank Castagna (2013).


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Andrew Jacono, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a global authority in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and is often called upon by colleagues and media around the world to provide his expert opinion. As one of New York City’s premiere plastic surgeons, Dr. Jacono is known for his original, advanced approach to non-surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation with flawless, yet natural results. He is dual board certified and currently serves as Section Head of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Jacono serves as Director of The New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in New York, New York and Fellowship Director of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Jacono has presented clinical research and conducted live surgery in front of peer audiences at over 100 plastic surgery meetings and symposiums around the world, hosted by: International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS), European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS), International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), among others. He has delivered lectures on his innovative facelifting, eyelid lifting and rhinoplasty techniques at the most prestigious universities in America, including Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has also published extensively in medical literature, with over 50 articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals, including Aesthetic Surgery Journal, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His highly acclaimed second book entitled THE FACE OF THE FUTURE: Look Natural, Not Plastic was released in 2012. Dr. Jacono’s third consumer book, The Park Avenue Face, is slated for release in the spring of 2019.

In addition to his aesthetic work, Dr. Jacono volunteers for numerous charity organizations aimed at helping children throughout the world with limited medical and financial resources receive surgeries, including cleft lip and palate reconstruction. To date, Dr. Jacono has completed surgery on more than 500 children through missions with Healing the Children, the HUGS Foundation and T.H.A.I Children, among others. He also serves as Senior Advisor to FACE TO FACE, a national project offering pro bono consultation and surgery to victims of domestic violence that have suffered facial disfigurement. To date, Dr. Jacono has provided pro bono reconstructive surgery to over 100 female victims. His work with domestic violence victims was chronicled in the television series Facing Trauma on OWN and Discovery Fit & Health. 

A Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Dr. Jacono has also been elected as one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America and Super Doctors. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, Anderson, CNBC and CNN and in USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Departures, Huffington Post, Parade, O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire and GQ, among others.

To learn more about Dr. Jacono and his practice, visit www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com. You can also find him on Facebook (Andrew Jacono, MD-The New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery) and on Instagram and Twitter (@drjacono)

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