The National Father’s Day Council today announced that it will honor the 47th Vice President Joe Biden, at the 75th Annual Father of The Year Awards.
Vice President Biden will receive a “Father of the Year” award, along with fellow honoree Jerry Storch, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company. The awards will be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, with proceeds benefitting Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. For tickets and sponsorship, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.fathersdaycouncil.org.
“In this landmark year, we are both extremely proud and privileged to add the current Vice President of the United States to our list of distinguished and influential honorees. Whether in his decades of public service, or in his unwavering dedication to his family, Vice President Biden has proven to be an exemplary leader, father and role model. We are thrilled to recognize him as a 2016 Father of the Year,” said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee and Group President of Men’s Division for Itochu Prominent USA. “2016 represents a significant year for the Council, as we celebrate 75 years of honoring national leaders ranging from music industry icons and celebrities to sports legends, business moguls and former U.S. Presidents.”
Vice President Biden was elected at the age of 29 as a United States Senator to Delaware, becoming one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate. As a Senator from Delaware for 36 years, the Vice President established himself as a leader in facing some of our nation’s most important domestic and international challenges. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, then-Senator Biden was widely recognized for his work on criminal justice issues. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, then-Senator Biden played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy.
With decades of foreign policy experience in the United States Senate, include serving as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Vice President Biden advises President Obama on international issues. He has been a leading architect of the U.S. strategic vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace, developing deep relationships with the region’s leaders, demonstrating U.S. commitment to high-level, face-to-face diplomacy. Vice President Biden is the Administration’s point person for diplomacy within the Western Hemisphere, where he has worked to realize his vision of a Hemisphere that is “middle class, secure, and democratic.” In this capacity, the Vice President has led the Administration’s regional efforts to address economic, social, governance, and citizen security challenges.
To commemorate the Council’s 75th year of honoring outstanding Fathers, the 2016 awards event will feature memorabilia from as early as the 1940’s. Photos, program journals, tape recordings from prominent honorees, and video will be incorporated into the program and displayed at the general reception.
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.