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IFI Fall Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon


IFI FALL FATHERHOOD CELEBRATION &

RICKY BYRDSONG AWARDS LUNCHEON

 

Ricky Byrdsong

was held on Thursday, November 15, 2018

RICKY BYRDSONG AWARD WINNERS

Toby Eng 
 Young Men’s Educational Foundation

Marcus D. Thorne
Young Men’s Educational Foundation

Those recognized are:

1) good fathers to their children

2) make a difference in the life of youth, and

3) have a demonstrated spiritual dimension in their lives.



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Everyone had a great time at the golf outing.
Pictures from the event....

      

    




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The Honorees June 7, 2018



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2018 IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest




2018 Essay Finalists - (Essayists Alphabetical Order)

FATHER

ESSAYIST

GRADE

SCHOOL

Jason Brown

Jack Brown

8th

Bridgeport Catholic Academy - Chicago

Peter Morici

Alexander Morici

5th

Roslyn Road Elementary - Barrington

Ivo Peev

Neli Peeva

12th

Maine West High School - Des Plaines





STEPFATHER

ESSAYIST

GRADE

SCHOOL

Eduardo Ramos

Jocelyn Amezcua

5th

Oak Glen Elementary - Lansing

Ryan McNeil

Molly McDevitt

K

Cassell Elementary - Chicago

Daniel Indicavitch

Kaylene McGrath

9th

De La Salle Institute - Chicago





GRANDFATHER

ESSAYIST

GRADE

SCHOOL

Bill Slateritz *

* deceased 2-24-2018

Ruby Bronecke

3rd

Coolidge Elementary - Lansing

David Dively

Hailynn Dively

8th

St Mary's Catholic - Pontiac

Brett Royster

Marlin Jones

1st

Oak Glen Elementary - Lansing





FATHER-FIGURE

ESSAYIST

GRADE

SCHOOL

Danny Carocci

Aldo Mazzei

K

Bridgeport Catholic Academy - Chicago

Miguel Roque

Denilson Roque

6th

Columbia Explorers Acedmy - Chicago

Anton White

Destiny White

9th

De La Salle Institute – Chicago


Click here to see the list of the Semi-Finalists

Some pictures from IFI Fatherhood Celebration honoring the Semi-Finalists. More pictures to come.


Students and Fathers please send any of your pictures to Wayne Sneed at - 
4fathers.sneed@gmail.com

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We celebrate 20 Years (1997-2017)

Click to view our 20 Year Anniversary Report

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IFI mourns the loss of Warner Saunders who was an Honorary Father of the Year in 1991.  

He was a loving husband, proud father and an Emmy winning (20 in total) broadcast journalist. 

He is survived by his wife Sadako and son Warner Saunders, Jr.


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IFI would like to thank Families & Schools Together (FAST) for including us in their latest blogg.
Click on their logo below to read their comments.....




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IFI's Mission:

"Actively Engaging Fathers in the Education of Children"



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A message from David Hirsch, Founder of IFI"

"Why We Need to Break the Cycle of Father Absence"




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