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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Founder s Message.. David Hirsch Biography.. Programs.. Board Members.. Honoree Fathers - History.. Fatherhood Essay Contest.. IFI 2013 Fatherhood Dinner Celebration.. Essay History.. Celebrity Golf Invitational.. Ricky Byrdsong Award.. Byrdsong Award History.. Watch D.. O.. G.. S.. Boot Camp For New Dads.. Workplace Initiative.. Upcoming Events.. Past Events.. IFI 2012 Tom Dreesen Celebrity Golf Classic.. Pictures of Golf Outing.. Sponsors.. Celebrities.. About Dreesen.. Entertainers.. Fatherhood Dinner.. Raffle Contest Dinner with Ditka.. Ricky Byrdsong Award Luncheon.. Essay Contest.. The Reading.. Bill Moller Interview.. White Sox Game.. First Pitch Honor.. 2011 Father of the Year Honorees.. 2013 Father of the Year Honorees.. Videos from Ricky Byrdsong Award Luncheon.. Annual Golf Classic.. 2011 Stepfather of the Year.. Auctions.. IFI 2011 Fatherhood Football Fantasy Raffle.. Become a Member.. Donate.. *.. Email.. Password.. Remember me.. Forgot password.. IFI Board Members.. ===========================================.. The.. 2013 IFI Celebrity Golf Outing.. took place on.. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Bolingbrook Golf Club.. Congratulations to Bill Campbell Ted Hendricks for winning the Celebrity Putting Contest a suite at the Chicago Cubs game for 18, donated by Chicago Tribune.. Congratulations to the winning foursome:.. Bob Silvestri, Bob Gamari, Joe Pace, and Mike Pace.. who were guests of Sam Palumbo of Orange Crush.. Congratulations to Dan Murphy who won the 50/50 raffle.. Special thanks to the event sponsors including:.. Randy Farber Roger Claar/.. Bolingbrook Golf Club.. Dick Reck/.. Business Strategy Advisors.. Tony Hunter/.. Chicago Tribune.. Tom Defacci/.. City Beverage.. David Hirsch/.. Credit Suisse.. Kevin Richardson/.. Heartland Solutions Group.. Jim Lancaster/.. Lancaster Family Foundation.. Robert Brown/.. Lincoln International.. Mike Miller/.. MJ Miller Company Jewelers.. Dominic Pugliani/.. Pugi Auto Group.. Dan Doheny/.. Reyes Holdings.. Maureen Roberts/.. Signature Graphics.. Larry Wert/.. Tribune Broadcasting.. Please remember to keep.. Tom Dreesen.. in your thoughts and prayers.. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery from his surgery.. Click here to see pictures of the golf outing.. IFI 2013.. Father.. hood Dinner Celebration.. Wednesday June 12, 5pm, Union League Club of Chicago.. 12 Essay Dads Selected From the 2013.. IFI Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest.. Click here to view pictures of the event.. Click here to view the Honoree videos.. ====================================================.. 2013 IFI/White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest.. Click here to view our IFI Essay Booklet.. ===========================.. Visit the TeamDad website by clicking here.. We have implemented a variety of programs,.. events and resources that promote responsible fathering..  ...   V.. launched the.. Region V ACF Fatherhood Listserv.. Listserv participants share a commitment to fatherhood and male involvement efforts for the sake of the children and their families.. The initial participants were Early Head Start and Head Start grantees including grantees that received the FSI grant, the Region V Early Head Start Demonstration grantees and ACF program partners who expressed interest in fatherhood topics.. The listserv expanded within its first year to include more than 300 interested partners from Child Welfare, Runaway and Homeless Youth Services and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs, state agencies, and many community-based organizations.. Listserv members receive grant information, recent research, new training materials, and announcements of upcoming events.. They also exchange information and answer questions to help each other in the development or enhancement of fatherhood/male involvement efforts.. They have assisted each other in searches for trainers on topics such as parenting classes for ex-felons, speakers for conference agendas and pertinent website sources.. To join the Fatherhood Listserv, send an e-mail to join- contact.. Mike Vicars.. mvicars@acf.. hhs.. gov.. By becoming a participant, you will obtain new information quickly, receive invitations to take part in Collaboration Network Conference Calls (more information on these calls follows), be able to provide your input on areas of interest, and ask for assistance from peers.. 2012 Chicago White Sox.. IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest Winners.. Father of the Year.. David Izquierdo.. - Victor Izquierdo.. Cathedral of St.. Raymond School - Grade 2.. Stepfather of the Year.. Kenneth Young Jr.. - Maxine C.. Mathis.. De LaSalle Institute - Grade 10.. Grandfather of the Year.. George Sablotny.. - Claire Chekytis.. Noonan Elementary Academy - Grade 3.. Father Figure of the Year.. John DiCosolo.. - Madison Buczko.. Emerson Elementary School - Grade 3.. Click to view other past winners.. IFI honored the following Fathers.. at the Celebration of Fatherhood Dinner.. Union League Club, Chicago - June 14, 2012.. DEVIN HESTER.. EARL JONES.. ART NORMAN.. =========================================.. Follow Us.. Contact Us.. IFI@4FATHERS.. ORG.. ILLINOIS FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE.. 1 North Dearborn Street #1000.. Chicago, IL 60602.. Phone # 800-996-DADS or 312-986-4274.. Fax # 312-986-4166.. ==================================.. If it were not for the help of our members,.. that special connection between father and child.. wouldn't be possible.. We are sincerely thankful for all you do.. =====================================.. The Illinois Fatherhood Initiative is a 501(c)3 charity.. Powered by.. Wild Apricot.. Membership Software..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Founder's Message
    Descriptive info: |.. Founder’s Mess.. age.. Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI) was created in February 1997 to address the increasing problem of father absence in society.. Research indicates that some 24,000,000 children - 1.. 1 million in Illinois alone - are growing up today in homes without their fathers.. Children from fatherless homes are more likely to.. :.. commit suicide.. run away.. have behavioral disorders.. commit rape.. drop out of high school.. abuse chemical substances.. end up in a state operated institution.. end up in prison.. IFI is the country’s first state-wide non-profit fatherhood organization whose mission.. is connecting children and fathers by promoting responsible fathering and.. helping equip men to become better fathers or father-figures.. David Hirsch.. IFI was founded with the belief that every child deserves to grow up in a home with a loving, caring and involved father or father-figure.. Through strategic alliances with private, non-profit, and governmental organizations IFI will  ...   No one has a lot of free time, but we all make time for what’s important in our lives.. We also have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of today’s youth.. Please do your part by being present and involved in the lives of your children/grandchildren as well as helping and mentoring the youth who do not have the benefit of growing up with both parents.. There are a number of IFI volunteer opportunities that range from a couple of hours a year to a couple of hours a week.. Please contact an IFI board member or simply send an e-mail to learn more about how to make a difference in your community.. David Hirsch is the father of five children, Director, Credit Suisse - Private Banking USA, actively involved in the community, and makes his home in the Chicago area with his wife Peggy.. Click for complete biography..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - David Hirsch Biography
    Descriptive info: Biography for David A.. Hirsch.. David’s professional career began in 1982 when he obtained his CPA and worked as an auditor and then tax accountant with.. Price Waterhouse.. in Chicago.. From 1985 to 2008 he has been a financial advisor with.. Smith Barney, Inc.. , where he was a Senior Vice President, a Senior Investment Management Consultant, and a member of the firm’s Chairman’s Council since 1990.. He is now a Director at Private Banking USA, a division of.. and a principal of the.. Hirsch-Kelly Group.. Their clients include foundations, endowments, profit sharing plans, as well as a large number of business owners and professionals.. They pride themselves on taking a consultative approach in a product-driven industry.. He earned his MBA from.. Northwestern University’s J.. L.. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.. and a Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy from the.. University of Illinois.. He is also a graduate of the IMCA Certified Investment Management Analyst Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s.. Wharton School of Business.. and the Charter Private Wealth Advisor Program at.. University of Chicago.. David is founder of.. Illinois Fatherhood Initiative.. , the country’s first state wide non-profit fatherhood organization, whose mission is connecting children and fathers by promoting responsible fathering and helping to equip men  ...   Viper Club, Illinois CPA Society, AICPA, Theta Xi National Fraternity, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and PADI.. He was formerly a member of Habitat for Humanity’s International Board of Advisors and a charter member of The Chicago Community Trust Young Leaders Group and Fund.. He was recognized by.. Crain’s Chicago Business.. in 1994 as one of the “40 under 40” and by.. Registered Representative Magazine.. in 1995 as one of the country’s “Outstanding Brokers.. ” In 2000 he received the John Stanford Education Heroes Award from the.. U.. Department of Education.. In 2005 the.. Illinois CPA Society.. recognized David with its Distinguished Public Service Award.. In 2007, he was recognized as one of three Fathers of the Year, by.. In 2009 he finished the.. Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon.. and received the.. Man of Distinction Award from Theta Xi National Fraternity.. , the second person in the fraternity’s 145 year history.. He was also a 2012 recipient of the.. Ellis Island Medal of Honor.. David and his wife Peggy, have five children; Dave (22), Amanda (21), Emily (18), Charlie (16), and Addie (15) and live in Barrington Hills, IL.. His interests include reading, triathlons, fishing, and youth sports.. May 2012..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Programs
    Descriptive info: PROGRAMS.. IFI is committed to connecting dads and kids.. That includes fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures.. In the past decade, we have implemented a variety of programs, events and resources that promote responsible fathering.. Some we’ve developed on our own.. For some we partner with national or local organizations.. We’re serious about fatherhood, but we have fun along the way.. We battle fatherlessness, but celebrate every father who simply chooses to be there for his son or daughter.. On occasion we honor specific dads, but we also motivate thousands of dads to connect with their kids.. Even with fund-raising events, our primary goal is to remind men of their responsibility and calling as fathers and father figures.. We’re constantly looking for new opportunities, new partners, new volunteers, new sources of funding and new friends.. Please join us in this noble work.. FATHERHOOD ESSAY CONTEST.. Over the last ten years, the children of Illinois have  ...   CELEBRITY GOLF INVITATIONAL.. IFI sponsors a prestigious golf outing that brings together national celebrities, local sports heroes, corporate sponsors, dedicated fathers, and eager volunteers (learn more here.. BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS.. Boot Camp for New Dads is a unique father-to-father, hospital based and community-based workshops that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads (learn more here.. RICKY BYRDSONG AWARD.. Ricky Byrdsong was a dedicated husband, father of three, Northwestern University basketball coach, AON employee and man of deep faith and convictions (learn more here.. WORKPLACE INITIATIVE.. Too many dads struggle with juggling career and family.. At IFI, we believe that financially supporting your family is a significant part of being a great dad and the workplace can be a vital source of encouragement, accountability, and guidance for the fathers of Illinois (learn more here..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Board Members
    Descriptive info: OFFICERS.. President.. ---------.. K.. evin Kirberg,.. DePaul University.. Vice President.. ----.. Anthony Scala.. , Mr.. Charity Foundation.. Secretary.. ---------Mark Fabish,.. Broad Reach Internet Marketing.. FOUNDER.. David A.. Hirsch.. ,.. Director, Credit Suisse.. BOARD OF DIRECTORS.. Sidney DeLair,.. S.. C.. DeLair Law Office.. Michael Doherty.. , Illinois Farm Bureau.. Michael Knowles.. , Watch D.. John Mars.. , Yes to Vets.. John C.. Sciaccotta,.. Shefsky Froelich, Ltd.. Debra Strauss.. Past President PTA.. BOARD OF ADVISORS.. John Borling.. SOS America.. Ray Brown.. ,.. The Sightline Group, LLC.. Sunny  ...   Alliance.. Phillip Jackson.. BlackStar Project.. Kurt Laning.. Clark Consulting.. Judd Lofchie.. Judd Lofchie Associates.. Howard Peters.. VP, Illinois Hospital Association.. Lois Rakov.. Consultant.. Aisha Ray.. Erikson Institute.. Richard Reck.. Business Strategy Consulting, LLC.. Tony Romanucci.. Romanucci Blandin.. Alex Roseborough.. Roseborough Associates.. Wayne Sneed.. Retired School Principal.. Sr.. Mary Paul McCaughey, O.. P.. , Office of Catholic Schools.. HONORARY CHAIRMEN.. Barack Obama.. President, USA.. Richard J.. Durbin.. Senator, U.. Senate.. Cardinal Francis Eugene George.. Archdiocese of Chicago.. LEGAL COUNSEL.. William S.. Wigoda.. Jakubs, Kritzmire Wigoda, Ltd..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Honoree Fathers - History
    Descriptive info: IFI HONOREE FATHERS.. 2012.. Devin Hester - Earl Jones - Art Norman.. 2011.. Richard Dent - Tom Dreesen - Mayor Rahm Emanuel - Kerry Wood.. 2010.. Danny K.. Davis - Tony Hunter - Pat Quinn.. 2009.. Steve Cochran - Dick Durbin - Dan Jiggetts - Pat McCaskey.. 2008.. Timothy Evans - Larry Wert.. 2007.. David Hirsch - Bishop Harod Smith - Walter E Smithe.. 2006.. Max Brown - Thomas Z Haward - Barack Obama.. 2005.. Chris Gardner - Mike Tomczak - Tom Wamberg - Eric Zorn.. 2004.. Brig General David Grange - David Kaplan - Ray Vazquez.. 2003.. Rod Blagojevich - Gery Chico - John W Rogers Jr.. 2002.. Bishop Arthur Braizer - Spike O'Dell - Mike Singletary -.. Art Velazquez.. 2001.. Marv Dyson - John Stroger.. 2000.. Vince Cullers - Luis Nieto - Howard Peters - George Ryan -.. Ken Walter.. 1999.. Mike Adamle - Dave Duerson - Lee Richardson - Greg Sandfort.. 1998.. Jimmy Collins - Alan Krashesky - Paul Vallas - Sheldon Young.. 1997.. Dick Devine-.. Bert Hand -.. Robert Jordan -.. Jim Mullen -.. Harold Ramis -.. Steve Zucker.. 1996.. Gary Barnett - Mark Giangrecco - Mike O'Malley -.. Gene Silverberg - Gene Siskel.. 1995.. Richard Cusack - Tom Hynes - Bo Jackson -  ...   Walter Jacobson -.. Doug Wilson.. 1989.. Roland W.. Burris - Bill Crowley - Steve Dahl - Niel Ramo -.. Jim McMahon.. 1988.. Doug Collins - Henry Johnson - James Jordan - Floyd Kalber -.. Ed Vrdolyak - Billy Williams.. 1987.. Mike Ditka - Alan Dixon - Moses Moore - William Whitney -.. Tim Wiegel.. 1986.. Larry Banks - Neil Hartigan - Bobby Hull - Michael Maggio -.. Walter Payton.. 1985.. Charles W.. Lake - Robert Page - Fred Rice - Robert Schickel.. 1984.. Charles "Chick" Evans - Jerome Gore - Wayne Holsinger -.. Father John Smyth - Jesse White - Mike White.. 1983.. Brzeczek, Richard Brzeczek - John Drury - Jim Finks -.. Charles Doc Glass - Sam Karol - Richard LeFevour - Stan Mikita - Adlai Stevenson.. 1982.. Ed Bremen - George Clements - Jerry Faust - Fahey Flynn.. 1981.. John Gray - Keith Magnuson - Jim Thompson - Otto Wetland.. 1980.. Edward Baum - Tom Boerwinkle - Richard Daley - Paul Harvey - Johnny Kerr.. 1979.. Bill Berg - Phillip Crane - Bill Kurtis - Ray Meyer.. 1978.. Angelo Arena - George Hallas - Irv Kupcinet - Henry Nadler -.. Wally Phillips.. 1977.. Hunter, Ron Hunter - James O'Connor - Cecil Partee -.. Edward Weiss.. 1976.. Daley..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Fatherhood Essay Contest
    Descriptive info: IFI / CHICAGO WHITE SOX FATHERHOOD ESSAY CONTEST.. "As a former teacher and principal, I encourage you to take advantage of this writing experience for your students.. For 9 years, my students at Bradley West Elementary School, Bradley, IL, participated in this contest.. The students and school benefited directly from this contest.. The school was among the top schools each year.. Students thoroughly enjoyed writing about their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father-figures.. The fathers in return enjoyed reading what their children had written about them.. ".. - Wayne Sneed.. , Retired Principal, Bradley West School, Bradley, IL.. "My second grade class has participated in the Fatherhood Essay Contest for the last four years! Not only do the kids love the opportunity to write about someone special, but it has been a great way to show father-figures that they DO make a difference and perhaps encourage them to become involved in other ways too, such as within our schools!".. - K.. Uzzo,.. 2nd Grade Teacher, Plainfield, IL.. Over the last ten years, the children  ...   certificate of participation.. and a coupon sheet that includes.. two tickets to a Chicago White Sox game, and a host of other prizes.. Essays are written in January and February.. In the Spring, the 156 finalists are invited to a special Faces of Fatherhood Celebration.. Around Father’s Day, twelve essayists and their dads (three in each category) are recognized at the IFI Fatherhood Dinner.. Finally, educators from the top participating schools are also acknowledged at the IFI Fall Fatherhood Celebration.. Each year, our essay winners often get significant media coverage – even having appeared on Oprah – but the big news is really the many father/kid connections made as a result of our work.. Before submitting their essays, all students are given a chance to review what they wrote with their father or father figure.. Just imagine the thousands of meaningful conversations that take place across the state each year!.. To get your school involved or for more information,.. click here.. Click to view previous winners.. The Essay Reading.. The White Sox Game..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - IFI 2013 Fatherhood Dinner Celebration
    Descriptive info: IFI 2013 Father.. June 12, 2013.. Pictures at the event.. 1.. John Kass Charles "Peanut" Tillman.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Essay History
    Descriptive info: IFI / Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest.. List of past winners.. YEAR.. FATHER.. STEP-FATHER.. GRANDFATHER.. FATHER-FIGURE.. Essayist:.. Victor Izquierdo.. 2nd Grade.. Cathedral of St Raymond.. Joliet, IL.. Kenneth Young.. Maxine Mathis.. 10th Grade.. De LaSalle Institute.. Elmhurst, IL.. Claire Chekytis.. 3rd Grade.. Noonan Elementary Academy.. Chicago, IL.. Madison Buczko.. Emerson Elementary School.. New Lenox, IL.. John Kinnert.. Bridget Kinnert.. 1st Grade.. Ridge Elementary School.. Plainfield, IL.. Kelly Baskin.. Essayist:.. Takira Mack.. 11th Grade.. Plainfield East H.. Gil Spragg.. Alyssa Trinko.. 7th Grade.. Independence J.. H.. Palos Heights, IL.. Michael Brady.. Jonathan Halisz.. 4th Grade.. Bridgeport Catholic Academy.. Richard Flores.. Selena Flores.. 5th Grade.. Mt Greenwood School.. Chicago.. , IL.. Michael Harris.. Essayist.. Jonathan Sanders.. 8th Grade.. Richard Ira Jones M.. Richard Corman.. Sara Corman.. George Washington School.. Steven Rodriguez.. Christina Rodrigue.. 5t.. h Grade.. St Francis of Rome School..  ...   William Osborn.. Paige Osborn.. Neoga Junior High School.. Neoga, IL.. Corey Brown.. Jordan Tillis,.. Calvary Christian School.. Naperville, IL.. Larry D.. Muse.. Charles.. 10.. th.. Grade.. Osiris Dalcour.. Diondre Mackerl.. 7.. Patrick Mackey.. Holly Lona.. 1.. st.. Alsip.. James Holley, Jr.. Elijah Bivins.. Mark Triller.. Orland Park.. Theodore Yancy.. Romeovile.. Randy Sticha.. Downers Grove.. Roland Radford.. Country Club Hills.. Edward Farley.. Belleville.. Late Ric Carlson.. New Lenox.. Arthur Williams.. Chicago Heights.. Mario Elliot.. Richton Park.. Robert Reed.. James Neal.. Evergreen Park, IL.. Dominic Biondi.. Terry Stewart.. Riverdale.. Michael Zedrick.. Danville.. Franciso Borja.. Donald Fletchner.. Anthony Jackson.. Midlothian.. Tom Boseo.. Manhattan, IL.. William Gale.. Forreston, IL.. Wilfred Samson.. Guadlaupe Portillo.. Paul Siegel.. Kenneth Reid.. Ted Sutkowski.. Gary Sinclair.. Jeff VanCamp.. Quincy.. Robert Bialk.. Dan Owens.. Belleview.. Dearal Jordan.. Willie Anderson.. Greg Crowthers.. Don Pecho.. Mark Shubert.. Selwyn Williams, Sr.. St Louis..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Celebrity Golf Invitational
    Descriptive info: Primarily a fund-raising event, each year IFI sponsors a prestigious golf outing that brings together national celebrities, local sports heroes, corporate sponsors, dedicated fathers, and eager volunteers.. Held in August at one of the premier Chicagoland golf courses, the two or three day event includes community outreach, silent and live auctions, a banquet with nationally-known entertainment, and golf scores that range from impressive to humbling.. Past participants include Jim McMahon, Smokey Robinson, Mike Ditka, Johnny  ...   Cochran, Michael Chang, Dan Quayle and many others.. One celebrity per foursome!.. It’s a great time and you can be involved by sponsoring a foursome, a hole, a table, or a special activity customized to promote your own organization.. You’re invited to donate auction items, recruit golfers or volunteer.. The focus is on making new friends and promoting involved and active fathering.. For more information on this year’s Celebrity Golf Invitationa.. l.. Essay Contestant.. Entertainers.. Auctions..

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  • Title: Illinois Fatherhood Initiative - Ricky Byrdsong Award
    Descriptive info: Ricky Byrdsong was a dedicated husband, father of three, Northwestern University basketball coach, AON employee and man of deep faith and convictions.. This award was created in 1999 in response to the hate crime that took his life and is intended to recognize men who are good fathers, have reached out and made a difference in the lives  ...   panel of individuals including Sherialyn Byrdsong reviews nominations and the award is presented at the annual IFI/Fall Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon.. Past Recipients of the Ricky Byrdsong Award include Mike Singletary, Bob Muzkowski, Dr.. Harold Davis, Philip Jackson, Johnny Zayas, Carlos Burns, Joseph Whittington, and Fernando Carrasco.. To nominate an outstanding individual for this honor, click here.. mailto:IFI@4fathers.. org..

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