Bill Clinton named Father of the Year by National Father's Day Council
"We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," says Dan Orwing, Chairman of the National Father's Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award."
Since leaving office in 2001, President Clinton has worked with his organization, the William J. Clinton Foundation, to improve global health, promote healthier childhoods and protect the environment through initiatives like the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings global leaders together to work on the most pressing issues.
In 2009, President Clinton was named U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti to assist the Haitian people recover from a series of devastating hurricanes. In 2010, he organized Clinton Foundation resources to help with immediate and long term assistance following the deadly earthquake in Haiti.
The award will be presented at the 72nd annual Father of the Year Awards in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.