Fatherhood activist, philanthropic leader, and father of five David Hirsch calls out the truth about the 24m U.S. youth growing up without their fathers. The impact is devastating these children, our communities and society. The 1/4 truth and broken narrative we’ve been lead to believe is financial support is all single moms need. The truth is, what kids need are responsible fathers who are present financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. He asks us to focus on getting dads involved in the educational lives of children.

David Hirsch is the father of five children ranging in age from 18 to 25. He has been a private banker for 30 years, including the past seven as a director of Credit Suisse Private Bank USA. Hirsch was a national fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He is the founder of the 21st Century Dads Foundation and the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. Both non-profits were established to address the epidemic of father absence.He and is wife, Peggy, live in Barrington.