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2017 Pat Tillman Leadership Summit

In his life, Pat Tillman made his mark as a husband, teammate, soldier and brother. He believed we should always strive to be part of something bigger than ourselves.

In their own unique ways, the Tillman Scholars are each committed to making their mark as well, and the Pat Tillman Foundation is committed to empowering them with the tools and inspiration they need to achieve their academic and career goals. Started in 2010, the Pat Tillman Leadership Summit (PTLS) is the signature event that convenes the Tillman Scholars to address the toughest challenges impacting our country and our communities.

The three-day flagship event, held annually at Roosevelt University and VenueSIX10 in Chicago, is designed to celebrate the values of the foundation, teach the scholars how to apply the skills they learned in the military, and foster collaboration across scholar areas of impact. Summit also features inspiring keynote speakers, engaging panels and peer workshops, a community service project, and Tillman Honors which annually celebrates Pat’s legacy by recognizing leaders for their remarkable civic contributions, extraordinary fortitude and spirit of service. More than 100 Tillman Scholars attend annually to network and identify opportunities for collaboration and impact.

For 2018 sponsorship information, please contact Development Director Ellen McElligott at

2017 Make Your Mark Talks

The Pat Tillman Foundation’s Make Your Mark series showcases the global impact of Tillman Scholars who are writing the story of a better future. These short talks, each presented during the Pat Tillman Leadership Summit powered by the NFL, highlight how Tillman Scholars are making their mark in the fields of medicine, business, law, social work, public policy, technology, education, and the arts.

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners

Interested in supporting the Pat Tillman Leadership Summit? For 2018 sponsorship information, please contact Development Director Ellen McElligott at