A Community Leader's Briefing on Fatherhood
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Recap Community Leaders
Briefing on Fatherhood
On Tuesday, February 11th, at the Union League Club of Chicago,
IFI hosted A Community Leaders Briefing on Fatherhood.
Attendees heard inspirational messages from special guest
and the following presenters:
Sister Mary Paul McCaughey
Superintendent Catholic Education, Archdiocese
Director Family Engagement, Chicago Public Schools
Co-Founder of Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students),
National Center for Fathering
Dr. Harold Davis
Founder, TALKS Mentoring Ministry
Founder, Million Father March
Founder, Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI)
In addition to making an announcement of its new mission:
Actively Engaging Fathers in the Education of Children
IFI Fatherhood School Assessment Program CLICK HERE
Debuted its plans to develop the
IFI TALKS Mentoring Program, CLICK HERE
Announced plans to expand the
IFI Watch D.O.G.S. Program, CLICK HERE
Put a call out for 10 IFI Champions
to take the organization to the next level CLICK HERE
Debuted the 21st Century Dads Promise Cards CLICK HERE
2014 IFI Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest
is now open to all Illinois residents K-12.
We have made some new and exciting changes for 2014:
- Four (4) students will receive iPads,
- Twelve (12) students will receive BrightStart college scholarships, and
- The top 100 participating schools will receive a
Starter Kit of Fathering Resources,
- The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014.
The 2013 IFI Celebrity Golf Outing
took place on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Bolingbrook Golf Club.
Congratulations to Bill Campbell & Ted Hendricks for winning the Celebrity Putting Contest a suite at the Chicago Cubs game for 18, donated by Chicago Tribune.
Congratulations to the winning foursome:
Bob Silvestri, Bob Gamari, Joe Pace, and Mike Pace
who were guests of Sam Palumbo of Orange Crush.
Congratulations to Dan Murphy who won the 50/50 raffle.
Special thanks to the event sponsors including:
Randy Farber & Roger Claar/Bolingbrook Golf Club
Dick Reck/Business Strategy Advisors
Tony Hunter/Chicago Tribune
Tom Defacci/City Beverage
David Hirsch/Credit Suisse
Kevin Richardson/Heartland Solutions Group
Jim Lancaster/Lancaster Family Foundation
Robert Brown/Lincoln International
Mike Miller/MJ Miller & Company Jewelers
Dominic Pugliani/Pugi Auto Group
Dan Doheny/Reyes Holdings
Maureen Roberts/Signature Graphics
Larry Wert/Tribune Broadcasting
Please remember to keep Tom Dreesen in your thoughts and prayers. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery from his surgery.
Fatherhood Dinner Celebration
Wednesday June 12, 5pm, Union League Club of Chicago
12 Essay Dads Selected From the 2013
IFI Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest
2013 Chicago White Sox
IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest Winners
We have implemented a variety of programs,
events and resources that promote responsible fathering.