For Immediate Release
President Obama Provides Award to Attorney and LegalStrategist Jeffery M. Leving Through Points of LightFoundation
CHICAGO – October 25, 2012 - Fathers’ rights pioneer and Chicago-based leadingAttorney Jeffery M. Leving will receive the National Lifetime Volunteer Call to ServiceAward for his commitment as a volunteer for The Fathers & Family Coalition of America(FFCA) on November 2, 2012. This award is presented on behalf of the FFCA and thePresident’s Volunteer Service Awards Points of Light Foundation at the University of Southern California.The National Lifetime Volunteer Call to Service Award, which President Obama is providing through the Points of Light Foundation, is an esteemed honor as only a few have been presented. James C. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer and President of the FFCA isdelighted to present this distinctive award to Leving.“It is a great honor to bestow this award after years of contributions to make children a priority, a light for many fathers and giving strength and encouragement to organizationsand peers to reduce the impacts of father absenteeism”, wrote Rodriguez.The Fathers and Families Coalition of America, Inc. works to provide the top nationalservices for those who work with fathers and families. By encouraging a positiveconnection between fathers and families, the FFCA hopes to improve the lives of thoseinvolved, especially the children. Leving volunteers to support their mission for responsiblefatherhood.“You are an outstanding professional, mentor and community leader that has demonstratedthe model of a servant leader as an advocate to improve the lives of others”, wroteRodriguez.Leving is honored to receive an award for his dedication to paternal involvement.“I am thankful for the work of the FFCA, and for this amazing honor. The FFCA promotesthe hope for happier and healthier families through positive father involvement- and that isa cause I will always support”, said Leving.Leving is also the Chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood, PresidentEmeritus of the Fatherhood Educational Institute and author. Leving’s latest book
How tobe a Good Divorced Dad: Being the Best Parent You Can Be Before, During and After the Break-Up
(Jossey-Bass 2012) was endorsed by Francis Cardinal George of theArchdiocese of Chicago.