The National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council announced today that it has named 2012 honorees for its 34th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards and 71st Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheons. Proceeds for both events will benefit Save the Children's U.S. Programs.

34th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards

The 34th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards will include a VIP Press Reception at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon to be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at The Pierre New York Hotel. Mistress of Ceremonies, Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc., and a 2010 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will present the awards. 2012 honorees to date include:

  • Nina Garcia, Fashion Director of Marie Claire and Project Runway Judge
  • Karen Hoguet, Chief Financial Officer of Macy’s, Inc.
  • Gayle King, Co-host of “CBS This Morning”; Editor-at-Large, O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter

71st Annual Father of the Year Awards

The 71st Annual Father of the Year Awards will include a VIP Press Reception at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon to be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Sheraton New York Hotel. 2012 honorees to date include:

  • Oscar Feldenkreis, President & Chief Operating Officer of Perry Ellis International Inc.
  • Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Shaquille O'Neal, TNT Commentator, four-time NBA Championship winner and three-time Finals MVP

“We are thrilled to honor these outstanding and inspiring men and women as our 2012 award recipients,” said Dana Verrill, newly appointed Executive Director of the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. “With a strong dedication to their families, careers and public service, these honorees are representative of what today’s fathers and mothers should aspire to achieve.”

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 nearly $32 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.

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