New Executive Director
Dana P. Verrill has been named the new Executive Director of the Father's Day / Mother's Day Council, Inc. Dana joined the Council in the fall of 2011 as Associate Director to replace C. Joseph Rivers in 2012. Dana has a considerable background and experience in the apparel & marketing industry. He brings strong leadership and management skills to the Council. Dana has already introduced major changes to the Council's operating programs to expand the Council award programs and increase the philanthropic interests of the Council.
National Father's Day Committee Chairman
Dan Orwig, VP, Director of Menswear, Itochu Prominent, returns as Chairman of the 2013 National Father's Day Committee. The Committee is responsible for the annual "Father of the Year" Awards program now in its 72nd year. This prestigious awards program is the cornerstone for the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council's program honoring role model, contemporary Fathers, and serving as a source of funds to advance the Council's philanthropic endeavors.
2013 Charity Partners
The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc. has chosen to benefit two outstanding national charities for 2013. The regional Father's Day Council organization will support the American Diabetes Association with its "Father of the Year" Awards program. The National "Father of the Year" Awards program, based in New York, will benefit Save the Children, U. S. Programs. Both organizations help and support the needs of Mothers, Fathers, and Children.
Ashok Sani All-Star Dad
In 2009, Rob Wunder was honored as the Ashok Sani All-Star Dad. The Council office received this correspondence from Rob's wife, Sue. "I am the wife of your father of the year 2009 Rob Wunder. At the time, he was attending Temple University with our quadriplegic son. They live in the dorms Monday through Thursday, home on weekends. Well, I just want to let you know my son will be graduating from Temple University in May! They did it! He maintains a 3.7 GPA:) Thanks for honoring my husband for his exceptional job as a dedicated father. It gave him the recognition he needed to push through. Thank you again and God Bless!" - Sue Wonder
2013 Father's Day Council Regional Awards Program
The Regional Awards program, directed by the regional Father's Day Councils, has set aggressive goals for 2013. There are Father's Day councils in 30 cities across the country that will present "Father of the Year" awards to deserving Fathers in their community.