Thank you for your tremendous support of the
10th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge & Fashion Show!

This year's total of $542,000 brings the 10-year
total for Dapper Dads to nearly $4 million!!

Every dollar stays right here at Sparrow to support the
physical and psychological health of the women
in mid-Michigan. On their behalf, we THANK YOU!


Watch this page and the Sparrow Foundation
Facebook page for a full event photo gallery! 


Congratulations to 2019's 
Most Dapper Dad,
Daniel Lovejoy

from Delta Dental

of Michigan!

Drumroll please... Top 12 Dads for 2019:

Daniel Lovejoy
Delta Dental of MI
Sean Bertolino 
Jackson National Life
Dean Holland
Accident Fund Insurance Co of America
Mark Clouse
Eyde Company
Greg Walthorn
Plante Moran


Simon Haddad


Mark & Joe Burzych
Fahey Schultz Burzych & Rhodes PLC
with his father, Joe, a 98 year-old WWII veteran
Don Simon
Farm Bureau Insurance
Kelly Miller
Berkshire Hathaway Tomie Raines Realtors
Patrick Dean
Dean Transportation


Bill Burke


Kris Kassel
Fox Sports College Properties




The Dapper Dads Challenge and Fashion show consists of a campaign for online votes from the community, and the Dapper Dad's Fashion Show, which is the culmination of the challenge. Each vote costs $5 and is 100% tax-deductible; all proceeds support the mission of women's health. The suite of Dapper Dads in 2018 raised nearly $1,000,000 to benefit the health of women in our community. 

Since its inception, this popular event hosted by Women Working Wonders (W3) and the Sparrow Foundation, has raised more than $4.1 million in support of the physical and psychological health of women in mid-Michigan. Every year, local community leaders and professionals, who are passionate about supporting women's health in our region, are recruited to be a new suite of Dapper Dads and Dudes.

Founded in 2002 by Lansing entrepreneur Virginia Hilbert, the Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) Committee works tirelessly to support the physical and psychological health of women in mid-Michigan.  The committee comprises more than 35 professional women from the Greater Lansing area. With the generous support of our community, W3 has raised more than $2.2 million for initiatives that advance women’s health. Its signature fundraisers are The Dapper Dads Challenge and Fashion Show, and Kaleidoscope.
Thanks to community philanthropy, W3 supported/funded projects include:
  • A $250,000 MicroSelection HDR V2 that reduces radiation treatment for Patients
  • A state-of-the-art stereotactic breast biopsy machine for Sparrow’s Radiology Department.
  • A dedicated room for the compassionate treatment of sexual assault victims.  
  • A Transition-to-Hospice Program that helps terminally ill Patients and their families ease into end-of-life care.
  • An Infant Bereavement Program for the heartbreaking times when parents lose a newborn. 
  • Pocket-sized cards outlining symptoms of heart disease and stroke specific to women, created and distributed throughout the region.
  • A comfortable (and comforting) family lounge in Sparrow’s Neurosciences Center.     
  • Softer, more comfortable examination gowns for women undergoing mammograms at Sparrow.      
  • A lactation clinic at Sparrow to assist mothers who may have challenges breastfeeding their new babies.        
  • The creation of the Deb Atkinson W3 Endowment 
  • A $1 million pledge to Sparrow's new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center 

Women Working Wonders and the Sparrow Foundation would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the Dapper Dads and Dudes who give their time and their talents to compete in this challenge; also to our generous partners, Kositchek's, The University Club of Michigan State University and Dart Bank, whose support of this event is so greatly appreciated; and finally, to our volunteers, without whose hands and hearts, this annual event would not be possible.  


A portion of the proceeds from Dapper Dads may be used to support the Deb Atkinson Endowment through the Sparrow Foundation.


The Sparrow Foundation is unable to offer refunds. If you register but are unable to attend, please feel free to invite a friend to take your place at the event, or the cost of your registration can be changed to a 100% tax-deductible donation.


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


If you have questions about Dapper Dads, or are interested in sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Cindy Watters, 
Senior Development Officer, 
at or by telephone at 517.364.3619.


Runway Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors