Traditionally held on the Friday before Father’s Day, the goal of the Faces of Fatherhood Luncheon is to increase public awareness about the importance of fatherhood. It also serves as our flagship fundraising event, raising close to $1,000,000 since its inception. A past program participant always serves as the keynote speaker, sharing his story of strength and perseverance, and increasing awareness about the challenges many of them face.

A select number of fathers from across Marion County will be presented with the Heart of a Father Award, which is sponsored by MHS. These fathers will go through a rigorous nomination and screening process to ensure that they represent the four dimensions of fatherhood at the highest level: Involvement, Consistency, Awareness, and Nurturing. Additionally, they must be actively engaged in their communities through volunteering or other forms of service. To date, over 70 Indianapolis fathers have earned the Heart of Father Award (nominate a father special to you today!).

As the luncheon continues to grow each year, reaching over 350 business, civic, and community leaders, we hope that you or your company will support Fathers and Families Center by joining us for this fun and inspirational event! Individual tickets and Corporate Sponsorships are available for purchase online, or for more information please contact David Plasterer at 317-833-1650 or david.plasterer@eskenazihealth.com.

Our 2018 Faces of Fatherhood Luncheon was a big success! See photos from the 2018 Luncheon in our Gallery, and check out the Luncheon event program to read the personal story of each of the Heart of a Father awardees!