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


DATE:Thursday, June 15, 2017
LOCATION:New York Hilton Midtown Hotel
PROGRAM:11:15 AM - Reception
12:00 PM - Luncheon and Award Presentation
HONOREES:Marvin Ellison, Chairman & CEO, J. C. Penney Company
Michael Strahan
Gary Aurin, Ashok Sani "All-Star" Dad
MASTER OF CEREMONIES:Mark Shriver, Senior Vice President for U. S. Programs and Advocacy, Save the Children Action Network
BENEFICIARY:Save the Children
Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in poverty. Save the Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children in this country by ensuring that they have the resources they need, particularly access to high-quality early childhood education. In 2016, Save the Children reached an estimated 317,000 children across the United States. For more information, visit
COMMITTEE:The National Father's Day Committee is an entity of the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council and exists for the purpose of conferring Father of the Year Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our culture. The Council is a not-for-profit, non-commercial organization with a philanthropic goal. 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 the 74 year-old program is to enhance the meaning of Father's Day - Sunday, June 18, 2017 - and encourage universal observation.
CHAIRMAN:Dan Orwig, Itochu Prominent