The Father's Day / Mother's Day Council, Inc.
Father of the Year Awards

About the Father of the Year Awards

The National Father’s Day Committee, an entity of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, each year confers Father of the Year Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our culture whose lives are dedicated to family, citizenship, charity, civility, responsibility and reverence. The funds raised by our Annual Father of the Year Awards Presentation are directed to the support of worthwhile concerns affecting men, fathers, and families. The objective of our program is to enhance the meaning of Father’s Day and encourage universal observance.

YearNational Fathers of the Year
2014Vince Camuto, Chris Christie, Curtis Martin, Tony Spring, Ashok Sani "All Star" Dad Robert Reid   MORE DETAILS
2013President Bill Clinton, Terry J. Lundgren, Ashok Sani "All-Star" Dad: Major Jackson Drumgoole II, U. S. Army
2012Oscar Feldenkreis, Reynold Levy, Shaquille O'Neal, John Thain, “All-Star” Dad - Christopher Valerian
2011Jim Boheim, Geoffrey Canada, Brendan Hoffman, Randall L. Stephenson, Amar'e Stoudemire, “All-Star” Dad - Robert Evans
2010Francis “Ken” Duane, Michael Fascitelli, David Gregory, Jorge Posada, “All-Star” Dad – Captain Scott M. Smiley
2009Al Unser, Sr., Jonathan M. Tisch, George Stephanopoulos, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, General D.H. Petraeus, & Ronald Wurtzburger, "All-Star" Dad - Robert Wunder
2008Randy Jackson, Ron Klein, Paul O’Neill, Mark Shriver, “All-Star” Dad - Murray N. Day
2007General George W. Casey, Jr., John Edwards, Tom Glavine, Hulk Hogan, Allen Sirkin, Harry Smith, Dwyane Wade, “All-Star” Dad - Laurence D. Whitcomb
2006Jack Klugman, Archie Manning, Michael Setola, Todd Smith (aka LL Cool L), "All-Star Dad"- Darryl Webster
2005George Feldenkreis, Larry King, Donald Trump, “All-Star” Dad - Daniel Sullivan
2004Tommy Lasorda, Ellis Marsalis, General Richard B. Myers, Richard Petty, Isiah Thomas
2003Joseph Abboud, Patrick Ewing, Raymond W. Kelly, Lt. Gen. James E. Sherrard III, Steve Young
2002Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, David Falk, Sirio Maccioni, J.W. Marriot, Jr. Alonzo Mourning
2001Jim Fassel, George Foreman, Howard Lutnick, Jacques Pepin, Andy Pettitte, Michael K. Powell, Russell Simmons
2000Bill Boggs, Paul R. Charron, “Smokin” Joe Frazier, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Jay Johnson, Gerald McRaney
1999William Cohen, Mark Ewen, Michael Gould, Mike Jarvis, H. Carl McCall, Oscar Robertson
1998Andrew Cuomo, Jack Ford, James Kallstrom, Jim Kelly, Don Marron, Henry H. Shelton, Earl Woods
1997Mario Andretti, Wolf Blitzer, Larry Doby, Henry Kravis, Frank Rich, Howard Safir
1996Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., John McEnroe, Steve Schreck, Brian Williams
1995William J. Bratton, Joseph McCarthy, MD, Karl Nelson, Tim Russert, George Pataki, Federico Pena
1994Fred Barnes, David Checketts, Fred Epstein, MD, Boomer Esiason, Fernando Mateo, Thomas F. McLarty III, Harvey Weinstein
1993Nicholas Buoniconti, Dennis Byrd, Alfred W. DiTolla, Lou Dobbs. James M. Fox, Leslie Gelb, Gregory Hines, Dr. Edwin W. Marhn
1992Peter Arnett, Bill Beutel, Marty Glickman, David A. Kessler, MD, Robert M. Morganthau, General Colin Powell, Freddie Roman, Harry Smith, Andrew J. Stein
1991Lee P. Brown, Alan M. Dershowitz, Ira Joe Fisher, Walter A. Haas, Jr., Jeff Hostetler, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Samuel Skinner, Dr. Louis Sullivan
1990Jack Cafferty, Bill Demby, David N. Dinkins, Skitch Henderson, Stu Jackson, Lee Mazzilli, Mandy Patinkin, Thomas R. Pickering
1989Ernie Anastos, Jeff Bingaman, Ron Darling, Malcolm Forbes, Stewart Klein, Bruce Morrow, Rick Pitino, J. Danforth Quayle
1988Arthur Ashe, Kris Kristofferson, Bill Mazur, Steven McDonald, Willie Randolph, Charles S. Robb, William Sessions, Chris Wallace
1987Marv Albert, William E. Brock, Tom Clancy, Ossie Davis, Phil Esposito, Rudolph Giuliani, Rev. Harold B. Halcomb, Bob Ojeda, John Palmer
1986James Baker, Tim Gullikson, Tom Gullikson, Thomas H. Kean, Arthur Levitt, Jr., Lou Pinella, Maxwell M. Robb. Soupy Sales, Ozzie Smith, Rolland Smith, William H. Webster
1985Gary Carter, Mario Cuomo, Marvin Hagler, Bruce Jenner, Charles Osgood, Gabe Pressman, Al Roker, Ben Vereen, John Walsh
1984Bill Bradley, Albert Gore, Peter Jennings, Tommy John, Joseph Kramer, MD, Anthony Quinn, Willard Scott, Bryan Trottier, Paul Williams
1983James Brady, Benny Goodman, Roy M. Goodman, Bryant Gumbel, Bernard Hughes, Hal Linden, Kojo Odo, Joe Piscopo, Hugh Sidey, Tom Weiskopf
1982George Bamberger, John Y. Brown, Jr., Hugh Downs, William Fox, John Gambling, Victor Kiam, Donald Regan, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Warner Wolf
1981Robert W. DeBolt, Geoffrey Holder, Sugar Ray Leonard, Joseph Papp, Dan Rather, Kyle Rote, John Rubenstein, Richard Thomas, Richard A. Vande, George Will
1980Roger Grimsby, Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan, Irv Klein, Rev. Joseph Lowry, Robert MacKinnon, Michael Mullick, Alton Ochsner, MD, Bert Parks, Pete Rozelle, Murray Schisgal, Stan Smith, David “Sonny” Werblin
1979Sam Erwin, Jim Jenson, John D. Rockefeller IV, Chuck Scarborough, Robert Suthers, Joe Torre, Eli Wallach, Tom Wicker, Robert Wilson
1978Tom Brokaw, Arthur Burns, Yul Brynner, Hugh L. Carey, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., Thurman Munson, Thomas O”Neill, William Safire, John Sirica, Eugene B. Spitz, MD, Dick Van Patten
1977James Broderick, John Chancellar, Benjamin Hooks, Leon Jaworski, John Newcombe, Jerry Stiller, Roy White, Andrew Young
1976Brendan T. Byrne, John Cullum, Dave DeBusschere, Frank Field, Edward Kennedy, Jesse Owens, Hughes Rudd, Luis Tiant
1975Kenneth A. Gibson, John W. Gardner, Jim Hartz, James “Catfish” Hunter, Ted Knight, Johnny Miller, Edmund Muskie, Neil Simon
1974Michael DeBakey, MD, Dom DeLuise, Christopher E. Edley, Gerald Ford, Joel Grey, Frank McGee, Louis Nizer, Tom Seaver
1973Jack Albertson, Howard Cosell, Redd Foxx, Bob Griese, Julius LaRosa, Charles Percy
1972I. W. Abel, Spiro Agnew, Ted Brown, Mike Douglas, Vernon E. Jordan, Doc Severinsen
1971Henry Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Greg Morris, Howard K. Smith, Big Wilson
1970Frank Borman, Joe Garagiola, Leon H. Sullivan, Bowie K. Kuhn, Jack Nicklaus
1969Jack Lemmon, Jerry Orbach, Fran Tarkenton
1968Burt Bacharach, Cab Calloway, Whitey Ford, Arthur J. Goldberg, Ed Nelson
1967Hershel Bernardi, Elston Howard, John Lindsay, Dick Van Dyke
1966Eddie Albert, Tom Harman, Jacob Javits, Alan King, Fess Parker
1965Frank Blair, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Gifford, Lorne Greene, Robert M. Hutchins, Jonathan Winters
1964Yogi Berra, Douglas Edwards, Bert Lahr, Jack Paar, Sargent Shriver
1963Henry Fonda, Paul Ford, Chet Huntley, John F. Kennedy, Don McNeil, Tom Tresh
1962Gene Fullmer, John Glenn, Jr., E. G. Marshall, Robert Morse, Meredith Wilson
1961Evan Hunter, Ralph Houk, Fred McMurray, Phil Silvers, Adlai Stevenson
1960Pat Boone, Ray Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Charlton Heston, Robert F. Kennedy, Johnny Unitas
1959Arthur Godfrey, Andy Griffith, Alfred M. Gruenther, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers, Bob Turley
1958Victor Borge, Walter Cronkite, Milton S. Eisenhower, Eddie Fisher, Martin Mayer. Peter Ustinov
1957Paul Douglas, Billy Graham, Mickey Mantle, John L. McClellan, Mitch Miller, Ronald Reagan, Robert Weede
1956Walter Alston, Bob Considine, Kirk Douglas, Harry Hershfield, John O’Hara, Joseph N. Welch, Lawrence Welk
1955Don Ameche, Sid Caesar, George H. Combs, Alvin Dark, Danny Kaye, Basil O’Conner, Jonas Salk, Merriman Smith
1954Chester Bowles, Paul G. Hoffman, Lloyd Nolan, Roy Rogers, Herb Shriner, Sam Snead, Lowell Thomas
1953Alben Barkley, John Daly, James W. Doolittle, Melvyn Douglas, Henry Cabot Lodge, Rocky Marciano, Ezio Pinza, Danny Thomas
1952Robert Alda, Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, H. V. Kaltenborn, Sam Levenson, Sugar Ray Robinson, David Sarnoff
1951Abe Burrows, Estes Kefauver, Phil Rizzuto, James Stewart
1950Sidney Blackmar, William O. Douglas, Jean Hersholt, Kay Kayser, Jackie Robinson, Walter Winchell, Robert Young
1949Ralph Bunche, Alfred Drake, John Garfield, Gabriel Heatter, Connie Mack, Ed Sullivan
1948Bob Feller, Horace Heidt, F. Van Wyck Mason, Drew Pearson, Gregory Peck, David Wayne
1947Warren Austin, Edgar Bergen, Bob Hope, Babe Ruth
1946Irving Berlin, Al Schmid, Frank Sinatra
1945Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Frederic March, Harry S. Truman
1944Eddie Cantor, Mark Clark, Charles Coburn, Dudley Diggs, Dixie Walker
1943Ralph Bellamy, Dwight Eisenhower, Parker Fennelly, Walter Huston, Mell Ott
1942Douglas MacArthur