CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – As Sunday’s Father’s day approaches, Chappaqua resident and former President Bill Clinton will be honored with “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council at its 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards Tuesday afternoon in New York City in a luncheon at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Macy’s CEO Terry J. Lundgren will also be honored. Both were deemed with the honor back in January.
“We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year,” said Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee.
“With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through this award.”
Clinton, whose only child, Chelsea, is now 32 years old and married, was elected President in 1992 and served two terms. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the nation's former secretary of state. The former president focuses on his William J. Clinton Foundation, which seeks to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods and protect the environment.
About the National Father’s Day Council: As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc., has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.
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