Stay tuned for more information about the June 6, 2018 Father of the Year Awards Luncheon.

About the Father of the Year Awards:

The Father of the Year Awards is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization governed by a volunteer committee comprised of business leaders from various professions throughout the Metroplex and beyond. Its mission is to honor fathers who exemplify fine fatherhood values in their own homes and as business and community leaders, and to raise funds for local charities and scholarships benefiting children in the DFW metroplex.

The Father of the Year Awards was founded 42 years ago by Sylvan Landau, former executive vice president of the Dallas Market Center. The committee has honored 124 outstanding fathers and has raised over $4 million for more than 83 children’s charities to date. For further information, please contact Marti Fox, Organizer at 214-906-7232,

A long- standing Dallas/Ft. Worth tradition, the Father of the Year Awards luncheon honors local business leaders who are both pillars of their communities and devoted dads. Father of the Year Honorees have a demonstrated commitment to philanthropy, an investment in North Texas and, most importantly, they are an inspiration to their families.

The 2018 luncheon will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, located at 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas. Tickets may be purchased individually for $150. A table of eight and sponsorship may be purchased at the $1,500, $3,000, $10,000 and $25,000 levels at beginning January 5, 2018.

Each year, we share Father of the Year photo gallery of Award honorees at North Park Center during the two weeks leading up to Father’s Day each year.  Past and present honorees portraits will be on display.

2017 Highlights:

The 2017 honorees were Pierce M. Allman, Director of Marketing, Allie Beth Allman & Associates;  John B. Poston, President, Daymark Living;  and Robert L. (Bob) Walker, President & CEO, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children. They join a distinguished list of former Honorees that include President and Governor of Texas, George W. Bush; seven past Mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth, and former Dallas Cowboys players and coaches, including Tom Landry, Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith, to name a few.  Scott Murray, former Emmy Award-winning television sports anchor and broadcast journalist at NBC 5, current chairman and CEO of Murray Media and a Father of the Year honoree in 2002, was the luncheon’s Master of Ceremonies.

“These three honorees not only exemplify great fatherhood, but also inspire others to follow their leadership in business, the community and, most importantly, their own families,” said Gregory W. Sampson, chairman of the 2017 Father of the Year Awards. “Celebrating their lasting legacy of excellence will also help benefit our worthy children’s charities and scholarship programs that will provide education, training and encouragement to future community leaders.”

Money raised from the 2017 luncheon benefited the following charities: LaunchAbility, S.M. Wright Foundation and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children.


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