CALL HIM DAD: Terry J. Lundgren will be lunching with former President Clinton on June 11, when both are honored as Fathers of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc., has two daughters. He will receive the award at the 72nd annual Father of the Year luncheon at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel. Proceeds from the lunch will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs.
Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, and vice president and group director of the men’s division of Itochu Prominent, said Lundgren was chosen for “his role as an inspirational and dedicated father, as well as his outstanding philanthropic efforts and distinguished career. He embodies the passion, leadership and true devotion to both his family and career that is celebrated by this award.”
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“I am honored to be a Father of the Year,” Lundgren said. “I have always believed in the importance of balance in life — being actively involved at home as well as in the business. I have a great relationship with my two daughters, both of whom have developed into accomplished, well-rounded young women. I am extremely proud of them. I also have done my best over the years to encourage other men — friends and colleagues — to spend quality time with their families. My own father was one of my heroes and role models. He taught me the value of perseverance and hard work. He was a kind and gentle man, but he also knew when to practice tough love when I needed focus and attention. Through the Father’s Day Council, I hope to pass forward some of my own experience as a father, and I am delighted to support Save the Children, which does extraordinary work.”