Nominations Needed for Fathers and Families Celebration

Fathers and Families Center extends award nomination deadline to Friday, May 4

Contact: Todd Harper
Phone: (317) 630-7808
Pager: (317) 310-5972

Indianapolis  -- Do you have or know an outstanding father in Marion County who is responsible for helping develop strong relationships within his family and his community? Nominate him today for the Heart of a Father Award presented by Managed Health Services (MHS).
Each year, Fathers and Families Center recognizes those fathers who exemplify involvement, consistency, awareness and nurturing by presenting five deserving men the Heart of a Father Award at their annual Faces of Fatherhood annual luncheon. For the first time, Fathers and Families Center is proud to announce that Citizens Energy Group will be the presenting sponsor of the luncheon and MHS will be the presenting sponsor of the Heart of a Father Award.
Nominations from community-based organizations are now being accepted for the Heart of a Father Award. And due to the overwhelming response, the deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, May 4.  

Nominees must be a biological father, legal stepfather or adoptive father residing in Marion County who acts as a positive role model and takes responsibility for every facet of his children’s development. Limit one nomination per organization. The nominated individual must also be available to attend the awards luncheon on Thursday, June 14, at the Conrad Indianapolis.

"Being a responsible father is a daunting, yet rewarding, task," said Rodric Reid, manager of annual giving and special projects at Fathers and Families Center. "A responsible father is a key ingredient in developing strong relationships, strong families and strong communities – and we want to honor those fathers for all they do."

"MHS is excited to present the Heart of a Father Award and proud to support Fathers and Families Center, who is such an important community organization," said MHS President and CEO Patrick Rooney.

Award recipients will receive the Heart of a Father Award presented by MHS, recognition as an outstanding father as well as a $250 cash prize. The nominated fathers will be judged by an independent awards panel at Fathers and Families Center.

For a nomination form and more information on the award, please visit or contact Ian Albright at 317-921-5943. Email completed nomination forms to . Mail nomination forms to: Fathers and Families Center, Attn: Awards Panel, 2835 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN, 46208.

About Fathers and Families Center
Fathers and Families Center serves as a 501(c)(3) agency to enhance the capacity of young fathers to become responsible and involved parents, wage earners, and providers of child support. Major activities are centered on educational and employment advancement, parenting and basic life skills training, and support services assistance.