The Honor

The Purpose

The purpose of the Father of the Year Award Dinner is to raise funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy, and to recognize outstanding fathers for their contributions to their families, professions and communities. Since 2000, the Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes Association have partnered to raise more than $40 million dollars.

The Mission

The American Diabetes Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The event supports diabetes education, research and advocacy benefiting over 30 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes.

The Experience

As a Father of the Year, you are honored by the American Diabetes Association and the local Father's Day Council at an evening that is incredibly emotional and memorable for you and all who love and respect you. On the evening of the event, you will be recognized as a leader and caring father in a personalized family video and a presentation of the Father of the Year Tribute Trophy. Family members, business associates and friends will share this poignant and moving experience with you.

Hear what two past honorees had to say about their experiences:

The Benefit

  • Recognition as a role model for other fathers in your community
  • An opportunity for your family, friends and colleagues to gather for a celebration
  • Visibility for you, your family and your work in all media outreach, promotional materials and the local American Diabetes Association webpage
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with other business and civic leaders
  • Join a brotherhood of other previous Father of the Year Award recipients

The Commitment

  • Understand and support the mission of the American Diabetes Association
  • Provide a digital photo, contact information and short biography
  • Appoint business associate(s) and a family member to serve as your support team to actively sell tickets, tables, and ads, and solicit donations for the awards dinner in your honor, which raises much-needed funds to support the mission of the Association
  • Attend a pre-event Honoree Reception with your family and support team
  • Schedule a one-time interview for you and your immediate family to be filmed for the honoree video
  • Attend the Awards Dinner with your business associates, supporters, friends, and family

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