Welcome to the
21st Century Dads Foundation


The SFN Dads Virtual Conference was held on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The edited recordings of the 30 sessions will be available at the SFN Dads Virtual Conference site by month end (and for 6 months) to all those with a Premium or VIP Registration

Autism Stories

21CDs first audiobook entitled: AUTISM STORIES: From The SFN Dad To Dad Podcasts

This new audiobook features a forward by Joe Mantegna and each chapter is one the first 12 episodes on Autism selected from the SFN Dad To Dad Podcasts. These stories are sure to inspire, encourage and empower dads to overcome challenges and help their children reach their full God-given potential.

21CD Ironman FL Campaign

Ironman Florida took place on Saturday, November 7th. Mission accomplished, David Hirsch completed the distance. Special thanks to the first 120+ donors who have contributed more than $42K and especially the following donors who contributed more than $1,000:

  • Len Batterson
  • Ron Bockstahler
  • Anna & Greg Brown
  • Canale Financial Group/Tom Canale
  • Randy Crook
  • Kim Duchossois
  • Chas Edelstein
  • Horizon Therapeutics
  • Kris & Kristy Kazian
  • Bob Muzikowski
  • Peloton Dads Facebook Group
  • Dick Reck
  • Kevin Richardson
  • Tom Wake


Based on surveys received from fathers raising children with special needs, we have identified 14 topics of most interest and are hosting SFN bi-weekly Zoom Calls on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with and support 21st Century Dads:


Listen to our Podcast Series

Recruit or be an SFN Mentee

Sign up for our biweekly ZOOM calls

View past ZOOM calls on our YouTube Channel

Purchase an Autographed Copy of the 21CD book

Add an SFN Banner to your site

Self-Assessment Tool

Buy a Great Dad’s Coin


Proceeds from the Cycle to Eliminate Father Absence spinning events are being used to fund the Special Fathers Network

Our next C2EFA event is September 26, 2020: Virtual Cycle To End Father Absence
Learn more

Ryan Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Ryan M. Hanson Memorial Internship 2021

RMHM Internship Application 2021 Ryan M. Hanson was an intern for the 21st Century Dads Foundation during the summer of 2017. He participated as a crew member and rider in the Dads Honor Ride 2017. Sadly, Ryan died unexpectedly at age 18 from cardiomyopathy. To honor his memory 21st Century Dads Foundation, in partnership with the Hanson family, has created the Ryan M. Hanson Memorial Internship, which will provide at least one high school/college age student with a fully paid ($1,000/month) summer internship. Please download and fill out the application for the 2021 internship: RMHM Internship Application 2021