2016 represents the 75th year honoring outstanding Fathers. The National event held on June 14th at the Marriott Marquis will feature memorabilia from as early as the 1940's. Photos, program journals, tape recordings from prominent honors, and video from more recent events will be incorporated into the program and be displayed at the general reception.
David Gonzales was honored as the 2015 "All Star" Dad. David is a professional HVAC technician in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he moved with his wife and two daughters to Florida to start his own air conditioning business. Mr. Gonzales is also a skilled sheet metal worker, plumber, and welder. He is an avid fisherman who hopes to buy a small fishing boat and explore the many waterways in his new hometown with his children.
Mr. Gonzales is actively involved in his church and community. One of his favorite community projects includes serving North Florida's homeless and underprivileged with "care packets" he and his family make and distribute throughout the year. In addition to his two daughters, Marissa and Mariah, he and his wife, Alesia, are expecting a son.
The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc. has chosen to benefit two outstanding national charities for 2016. The National "Father of the Year" awards program and "Outstanding Mother Awards" program, based in New York, will benefit Save the Children. The regional Father's Day Council organization will support the American Diabetes Association with its "Father of the Year" Awards program.
The Regional Awards program raised over $6,000,000 in 2015 at 30 "Father of the Year" galas throughout the United States. We are proud to say that during the last 14 years the regional programs have raised more than $30 million to benefit our charity partnerships.
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.