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

June 8, 2016 Fatherhood Celebration Dinner

Pictures by Mark Fabish - BroadReachNewMedia

The 12 Essay Finalists and their Fathers/Stepfathers/Grandfathers/Father-Figures

The 3 Honoree Fathers of the Year

Steve Pemberton - Cedric Brumley - Matthew Rodriguez

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Fathers

 
Geoffrey Brown, Sr written about by Geoffrey Brown, Jr
1st Grade - St Benedict School - Blue Island, IL

 
Matthew Monger written about by Maeve Monger
7th Grade - O A Thorp Scholastic Academy - Chicago, IL
 
 
Kevin Snow written about by Abigail Snow
12th Grade - Tremont High School - Tremont, IL

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Stepfathers


Sandon Bate written about by Melanie Villarmarzo
10th Grade - Lake Zurich High School - Lake Zurich, IL
 
 
Ernesto Munoz written about by Julianna Haunte
10th grade - De La Salle Institute - Chicago, IL
 
 
Darryl Phillips written by Tyler O'Neal
5th Grade - Northwest School - Evergreen Park, IL

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Grandfathers

 
Bob Breitenreiter written by Dakota Hammerquist
7th Grade - Bridgeport Catholic Academy - Chicago, IL
 
 
Luis Garcia written by Katelyn Jimenez
8th Grade - St Benedict School - Blue Island, IL
 
 
Jim Vysoky written by Grace Messing
8th Grade - Bridgeport Catholic Academy - Chicago, IL

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Father-Figures

 
Michael Brady written by Jonathan Haliz
9th Grader - De La Salle Institute - Chicago, IL
 
 
Zachary Reyes written by Jacob Reyes
5th Grade - St Benedict School - Blue Island, IL
 
 
Angel Torres written by Gianni Perez
2nd Grade - Columbia Explorers Academy - Chicago, IL


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Cedric Brumley
Former Police Officer

Steve Pemberton
Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens 
 
Matthew Rodriguez
President of Illinois PTA

                        

        

                 

     




   



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