Welcome to the
21st Century Dads Foundation


The SFN Dads Virtual Conference is Saturday, May 15, 2021.

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

Add an SFN Banner to your site

Sign up for our biweekly ZOOM calls

View past ZOOM calls on our YouTube Channel

Purchase an Autographed Copy of the 21CD book

Buy a Great Dad’s Coin

SFN Dads ZOOM Conference

On May 16, 2020, over a hundred special fathers gathered for our annual Special Fathers Network conference. This year it was a Zoom conference. And here is an edited version of that conference with many different fathers offering their unique and inspiring perspective about having children with special needs.


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