Former President Bill Clinton was named “Father of the Year” by The National Father’s Day Council, a not-for-profit organization that celebrates the observance of Father’s Day and Mother’s Day.
“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,” said Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee.
Clinton has always been close with his daughter Chelsea, who turns 33 next month. While preparing for her 2010 wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, the 42nd President said that walking Chelsea down the aisle was “the most important job I’ll ever have.”
Clinton will be honored at The 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards on June 11 in New York.