Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
          1 North Dearborn Street #1000
                    Chicago, IL 60602
          800-996-DADS or 312-986-4274       
 
 

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 Fall Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon


IFI FALL FATHERHOOD CELEBRATION &

RICKY BYRDSONG AWARDS LUNCHEON

 

Ricky Byrdsong

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Union League Club of Chicago

(65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago)

11:30am Registration & Reception

12:00pm Lunch

12:20pm Presentations & Awards

$50 per person

tables of ten $500

Click Here to register

RICKY BYRDSONG AWARDS

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.

 Click below to nominate someone for the IFI Ricky Byrdsong Award.

18 Byrdsong Award Nomination Form.pdf


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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 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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