NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Father’s Day Council announced today that Emanuel (Manny) Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PVH Corp., has been named a 2018 “Father of the Year” Honoree. The 77th Annual Father of the Year Awards will be presented at the Sheraton New York Times Square on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm. As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, proceeds from the event will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. For tickets and sponsorship, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or www.fathersdaycouncil.org.
A nearly 25-year veteran at PVH, Mr. Chirico has completely transformed it into one of the largest apparel companies in the world. As Chairman and CEO, he has made significant improvements to expand PVH’s business beyond North America to include retail, wholesale, digital and licensing businesses covering all major global markets. A few of his major accomplishments include engineering the transformative acquisitions of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Warnaco.
PVH and its brands have a long-standing relationship with Save the Children and Mr. Chirico serves on the board. He also serves on the board of Montefiore Medical Center and is an avid supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He is an active member of the Economic Development Committee, sits on the Advisory Committee for U.S. Trade Policy and Negotiations, and serves on the Board of Directors at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Mr. Chirico, an alumnus of Fordham University, serves on the school’s Board of Trustees that, during his tenure, has helped establish 14 endowed chairs, along with 35 endowed or current use scholarships. He and his wife Joanne have three sons and two granddaughters.
“Manny Chirico is known in our industry as a passionate business leader and dedicated father,” said Dan Orwig, President & CEO of The Father’s Day/Mother's Day Council. “We are honored to award a man who is wholeheartedly committed to the improvement of his community and shows significant philanthropic support to organizations, including our event’s beneficiary, Save the Children.”
The National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $30 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.
About The National Father’s Day Council, Inc.
The National Father's Day Committee is part of the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc., a non-profit association that has as its mission the recognition and awarding of honors to role model contemporary fathers and mothers, while at the same time contributing to issues affecting the life and well-being of men, women and families. Past honorees have included Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Generals Douglas MacArthur, Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, retail veteran Terry Lundgren, sports notables Arthur Ashe, Jim Kelly and Michael “Coach K” Krzyzewski, and communications leaders Tim Russert and Harry Smith. To learn more about The National Father’s Day Council, visit our website at www.fathersdaycouncil.org.
About Save the Children’s U.S. Programs
Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in poverty. Save the Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children in this country by ensuring that they have the resources they need to succeed in school and life. With a grassroots network of more than 250,000 people across all 50 states, Save the Children also acts as a voice for kids by advocating for increased access to high-quality early childhood education at the federal, state and local levels. Early learning programs that begin during pregnancy and continue until the child reaches kindergarten are key to ensuring that children enter school ready for success. For more information visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.
About PVH Corp.
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.