Platinum Dads

Platinum Dads

The Father Center’s 17th Annual Platinum Dads Event

We are so grateful for everyone who attended, sponsored or donated to our Annual Platinum Dads event!

If you were unable to attend, but still want to support The Father Center of New Jersey, please click here to donate in support our mission of supporting fathers and families

Together we can define and develop value-added opportunities for both your company and our agency!

Platinum Dads Awards

Thank you to everyone who attended!

June 18, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022
Platinum Dads Honorees

 

Jeff Colclough

Bill Coleman

Hal English

Duncan Harrison Sr.

Congressman Andy Kim

Tony Lesenskyj

Tony Petruccio

Tracy Syphax

Mike Van Wagner

Dr. Joseph Youngblood

2022 Robert E. Alston Legacy of Fatherhood Honoree

Dr. George Pruitt

Congratulations to the 2022
Platinum Dads Honorees

 

Jeff Colclough

Bill Coleman

Hal English

Duncan Harrison Sr.

Congressman Andy Kim

Tony Lesenskyj

Tony Petruccio

Tracy Syphax

Mike Van Wagner

Dr. Joseph Youngblood

2022 Robert E. Alston Legacy of Fatherhood Honoree

Dr. George Pruitt

The 2022 Keynote Speaker - Bill McCusker

For more than thirty years, Bill McCusker has worked in the business world where he has held leadership roles, often with global responsibility, in large professional service firms. He and his wife Tracye, taught school as U.S. Peace Corps volunteers on an outer island in Fiji for three years. Bill received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He was born and raised in New Jersey where he still lives with his wife and their two daughters, Kelly and Mary.

Author of Fatherhood: In Pieces, Mr. McCusker has offered advice on roles for fathers, values, disciplines, wives and mothers, expectations for your children, and other layers and meanings of fatherhood.

Our Platinum Dads Ambassador - Kevin Parham

Kevin Parham became a client with The Father Center of New Jersey in 2013. Utilizing our professional development services, Kevin secured a position as a security guard at Capital Health Systems. He is also a local DJ in Mercer County!

Our Platinum Dads Ambassador - Ira Brinson

Mr. Brinson is a client at The Father Center of New Jersey, utilizing our office in Burlington, NJ. He works as a Supervisor for the Freight Department at Soho Studio Corporation. Mr. Brinson is a proud father of 10 children.

Posthumous Award - Burton Alford Jr.

Sadly, a client at The Father Center of New Jersey, Mr. Burton Alford Jr., passed away on May 5, 2022. Mr. Alford received a Posthumous Award at the 17th Annual Platinum Dads.

Burton was educated in the Trenton public school system, graduating from Trenton Central High School, class of 1989. He entered the military, where he served in the United States Navy. For more than 15 years, Burton worked for Mercer Hospital Capital Health.

Burton’s memory will be cherished and forever remembered by his wife, Margaret Alford; his father, Burton F. Alford Sr.; his brothers Alexander (Nicole) Alford and Byron (Racheal) Alford; four stepchildren, Tammie Green, Yramine Victor, Michael Victor, and Kelly Victor; a host of a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The 17th Annual Platinum Dads Sponsors