Emanuel Chirico
by Stephen Garner
Emanuel Chirico
Manny Chirico

The National Father’s Day Council announced on Tuesday that Emanuel (Manny) Chirico, chairman and chief executive officer of PVH Corp., has been named a 2018 “Father of the Year” Honoree.

A nearly 25-year veteran at PVH, 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 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. 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 and 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 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.