Dan Orwig, Vice President and Group Director of Menswear at Itochu Prominent, has been appointed President and CEO of the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council. The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council is a not-for-profit organization that strives to heighten the meaning and observance of Father's Day and Mother's Day holidays, while raising funds for family-related philanthropic purposes.
In this role, Mr. Orwig will work directly with the Father's Day and Mother's Day Committees to oversee operations and manage the expansion of fundraising activities for the collective organization. Mr. Orwig will also Co-Chair the 2014 National Father's Day Committee.
Mr. Orwig replaces Stuart Goldblatt, EVP of Macy's Merchandising Group, who will continue as an active member of the Council serving on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
"I am honored to be part of an organization that has tirelessly worked to raise money and awareness for children and families in need by honoring inspirational and dedicated parents," said Mr. Orwig. "I look forward to working with both the Mother's Day and Father's Day Committees as we continue this important philanthropic tradition."
"Dan's cooperative spirit and tireless commitment have contributed to the Council's success since he first joined us in 2007," said Stuart Goldblatt. "I am confident that his remarkable leadership and dedication will be instrumental to our organization's next phase of growth and success."
As Vice President and Group Director of Menswear for Itochu Prominent, a leader in global sourcing and brand management, Mr. Orwig manages the direction, operation and vision of the men's portfolio, which includes Vince Camuto, Perry Ellis and Chester Barrie. During his thirteen-year tenure with the company, he has held several executive positions including leading sales, marketing and merchandising groups for the men's division.
Mr. Orwig holds a B.A. in Marketing from Shippensburg University and currently resides in Madison, NJ with his wife and two sons.
Matthew Youngs, Group President, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, will serve as Co-Chair of the 2014 National Father's Day Committee. Mr. Youngs has been an active and enthusiastic member of the Committee for several years.
Major Jackson Drumgoole II, U. S. Army was honored as the 2013 Ashok Sani All Star Dad at the annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon on June 11th. Major Drumgoole has had a distinguished military career since 1993. Among his many accomplishments: Distinguished Military Graduate from the Officer Candidate School, a variety of intelligence staff positions throughout the country, and multiple deployments in Iraq.
Major Drumgoole's personal accomplishments include author of an eBook entitled They Call Me Daddy: A Diary of a Dysfunctional Father. He also established M.E.N. (Morality Empowerment Network) comprised of all ranks and races focused on men improving themselves and their relationships with their families. Read more about this outstanding All Star Dad by going to www.allstardad.org.
The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc. has chosen to benefit two outstanding national charities for 2014. 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 and "Outstanding Mother 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.
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 36 cities across the country that will present "Father of the Year" awards to deserving Fathers in their community.
The 2014 Father's Day regional awards programs will be held in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Austin, TX, Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Corpus Christi, TX; Charlotte, SC; Dallas, TX; Des Moines, IA; Wilmington, DE; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Grand Rapids, MI; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; Northern NJ; New Orleans, LA; Cleveland, OH; Omaha, NE; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, NC; Riverside, CA; Sacramento, CA; Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Tucson, AZ; Wichita, KS; Westchester, NY.
Fathers who have attained professional success and have found the time to be role models in raising their children will be honored. Our 2014 regional Father of the Year honorees help to raise funds for our charity partners the American Diabetes Association and the Steele Children's Research Center (Tucson Council). Our 2014 goals are to rise over $5,000,000. We are proud to say, that during the last 12 years the regional programs have raised more than $26,000,000 to benefit our charity partners.
The Council and its friends are working for families and to find a cure for diseases like diabetes. You can help! Attend an awards program, participate as a volunteer with the Father's Day Council, or simply make a contribution.
Contact the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council or our Partners below to see how you can contribute and be a part of the program.