Dedicated Dads

Dads are more involved in their children’s lives than ever before.

That makes it better for every member of the family—mothers who have a partner in parenting, kids who have stronger relationships with their fathers, and the dads themselves who gain a deeper connection with their families.

And some dads truly go above and beyond, becoming not only the caretakers to their own families, but stewards of entire communities. So, this month we feature seven fathers who are more than fully engaged—we hope you enjoy their stories as much as we do:

Tom Ricketts—a family businessman deeply tied to his community

Mike Leonard—a creative powerhouse who tells family stories

Rob Rowe—the head of a school that teaches kids about teamwork and fun

Mark Mulert—an adoption advocate who’s not afraid to show his sensitive side

Chip Kenyon—the ultimate sports coach

Brian Paul—the founder of a nonprofit that could save his son and others’ lives

Barry Reszel—a dad who made a splash when he started staying home with his kids more than a decade ago