Million Dollar Round Table Foundation Award Grant to Support Tillman Scholars

Press Releases | 09/28/2015

Chicago (Sept. 28, 2015) — The MDRT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, has awarded a $7,500 grant to the Pat Tillman Foundation to provide academic support and scholarships to military veterans and their spouses who are pursuing their higher education through the Tillman Scholar program.

Through its global grants initiative, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. In 2015, the MDRT Foundation will award nearly $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide.

Benjamin Hill, a Board Director for the Pat Tillman Foundation and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, presented the generous grant to Tillman Scholars at the Pat Tillman Foundation’s 2015 Tillman Honors Luncheon held in Chicago, IL.

If you are a member of the media who wishes to arrange an interview with Pat Tillman Foundation President and Co-Founder Marie Tillman Shenton or a Tillman Scholar, please contact Michelle McCarthy at (773) 598-4215, [email protected].


In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit


The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $29 million in more than 70 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit


The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. MDRT is an international, independent association of nearly 42,000 of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 80 countries and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, visit