The Father of the Year Awards is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that raises funds for local children’s charities in the DFW Metroplex.

The supported charities are selected annually by the honorees. The organization has raised over $4 million in support of over 80 children’s charities since 1976.

 

Father of the Year is Proud to Announce its 2019 Beneficiaries,
selected by this year’s honorees:

 
 
Father of the Year Honoree:  Ronald J. Gafford

Father of the Year Honoree: Ronald J. Gafford

Interfaith was founded by a coalition of Christian churches in 1985.  The name “Interfaith” reflects the fact that various denominations of Christian churches have come together to support the agency. Faith in Christ is the foundation of the work to stabilize families and equip them with the tools needed to have a high quality of life. Interfaith Family Services helps residents realize their full potential based on the belief in John 10:10—“I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” 

 
Father of the Year Honoree:  Michael L. Meadows

Father of the Year Honoree: Michael L. Meadows

Since 1920, Momentous Institute (formerly Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers) has been powered by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a service organization of more than 600 business and community leaders committed to transforming kids’ lives. The nationally acclaimed lab school opened in 1997 at its original Oak Cliff campus. In 2006, a second campus opened in northwest Dallas to expand our therapeutic services for children in need.

As a leading provider of therapeutic and education services, Momentous Institute impacts over 5,500 kids and family members each year using a tailored approach to the specific needs of each child and their family situation. With a focus on building and repairing social emotional health, Momentous is focused on developing kids who become self-regulated, good communicators, problem-solvers, empathetic, grateful, gritty and optimistic.

 
Father of the Year Honoree:  Donald J. Carty

Father of the Year Honoree: Donald J. Carty

St Philips Community Center

St. Philip's School and Community Center, founded as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, acknowledges that next to God, an excellent education is the most effective means of developing human capital.

As a school they work to provide an unparalleled exemplary college preparatory education fueled by a confluence of spirituality, self determination and service to others. As a Community Center they provide services and resources that assist families in enhancing their quality of life.

Their quest is to engage a diverse family of partners and supporters to sustain and perpetuate God's mighty work through the ministry of St. Philip's for families within Southern Dallas and throughout the Metroplex.

St. Philip's has touched the lives of many and strives to continue making a positive impact on the community.

 

The Father of the Year Scholarships

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The Father of the Year Scholarship Fund and the Sylvan Landau Founders’ Scholarship Fund were established in 2007 and 2010, respectively, to make a difference in the lives of young adults by assisting with funding for a quality higher education for students in financial need. These Scholarships are managed in partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas.  More information can be found on their website, Communities Foundation of Texas.

Father of the Year Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is for a graduating senior at a high school in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin or Denton Counties in Texas in financial need and has achieved an average degree of academic excellence.  This scholarship will provide the means for the selected student(s) to continue their education in any major. Selection is based on school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential, and financial need.  This one-year scholarship of up to $5,000 per year towards tuition, fees and books at any accredited college or university in the United States or its possessions, including but not limited to four-year universities and community colleges. (learn more)

The Sylvan Landau Founders Scholarship. This scholarship is for a graduating senior at a high school in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin or Denton Counties in Texas in financial need and has achieved academic excellence.  This scholarship will provide the means for the selected student(s) to attain a quality education majoring in business or marketing at an accredited college or university.  The selection of the awardee is based on school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential, and financial need.  The one-year scholarship provides $5,000 per year for tuition, fees and books at any accredited four-year college or university in the state of Texas with a preference to students majoring in business or marketing. (learn more)