Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
          1 North Dearborn Street #1000
                    Chicago, IL 60602
          800-996-DADS or 312-986-4274       

 Alan S. King  |   Partner at Drinker Biddle Law Firm

Alan S. King is an accomplished partner at the law firm Drinker Biddle. 
He is a Board member of Children First Fund: Chicago Public Schools Foundation and an Ounce of Prevention Fund. 
Alan is a lawyer by day and an internationally known DJ by night.
He is a co-founder of the Chosen Few DJs, which host an annual music festival in July in Chicago. 
He is married to Fourth Ward Alderman Sophia King and has two daughters.

 Daniel Marquardt  | VP & Partner of Marquardt of Barrington

Daniel Marquardt is the Vice President and Partner of Marquardt of Barrington,
a 55 year old, 2nd generation family owned and operated, Buick & GMC dealership.
Family values and commitment to community are defining elements of the corporate culture. 
Dan is board member of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and president of Lions Club of Barrington.
Dan has 11 siblings and he and his wife Jennifer have 
9 children including six adopted children

20th Anniversary Fatherhood Dinner Celebration

June 7, 2017 Chicago, IL 

You and your guests are cordially invited to attend our 
20th annual Fatherhood Dinner Celebration,
which will be one of IFI's most meaningful celebrations
of the positive roles fathers play in the lives of children.

Click here for opportunity to Sponsor this event

Click here to register for the event


2017 Fatherhood Essay Contest 

Click here to view the list of the 2017 - 156 Semi-Finalists

Click here to view the past essay winners


Congratulations to our new Executive Board Officers

President - Kevin Masukevich
Vice President - Dana O'Banion
Treasurer - Stan Dembouski
Secretary - Christina Bate

IFI receives $5600 donation from 100+ Who Care

Tony Lenhart presents the check to David Hirsch

Special thanks to Tony Lenhart and his 100+ Who Care colleagues for the $5,600 contribution to IFI -
Illinois Fatherhood Initiative.  100+ Who Care is a social philanthropy organization that chooses one charity to support every quarter.   To learn more about 100+ Who Care go to:


2016 Tom Dreesen & Comedians Golf Outing
Wednesday September 21, 2016
Makray Memorial Golf Club - Barrington, IL


Comedians                                              WWII Veterans


Illinois Fatherhood Initiative 

19th Anniversary Fatherhood Dinner Celebration 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 

Union League Club of Chicago 

Click here to view those honored and pictures


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Check out the pictures taken at U.S. Cellular Field at the 
Faces of Fatherhood Celebration
May 22, 2016

IFI's Mission:
"Actively Engaging Fathers in the Education of Children"


A message from David Hirsch, Founder of IFI"

"Why We Need to Break the Cycle of Father Absence"




 IFI Fatherhood School Assessment Program CLICK HERE

 IFI TALKS Mentoring Program, CLICK HERE 
 IFI Watch D.O.G.S. Program, CLICK HERE

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