Emanuel “Manny” Chirico is well-known for being the architect behind PVH Corp.’s purchase of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Now, the chairman and chief executive officer of the New York-based corporation will be honored for his parenting skills as well.
Chirico has been named a 2018 “Father of the Year” honoree and will get his award at the 77th annual Father of the Year Awards at the Sheraton New York Times Square on June 11 at noon. He and his wife, Joanne, have three sons and two granddaughters.
In his nearly 25 years at PVH, Chirico has made significant improvements to expand the company’s business beyond North America to include retail, wholesale, digital and licensing businesses globally. In addition to Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, he was also instrumental in the acquisition of Warnaco.
Proceeds from the Father of the Year lunch will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, a charity with which PVH and Chirico have long-standing relationships. Chirico serves on the board of the organization as well as at of Montefiore Medical Center and is a 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 and has helped establish 14 endowed chairs, along with 35 endowed or current use scholarships.
“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.”