Chicago (Aug. 1, 2017) — The MDRT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, has awarded a $9,000 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 programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 200 charitable organizations worldwide.
Benjamin Hill, CFP, a Board Director for the Pat Tillman Foundation and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, presented the generous grant to the Pat Tillman Foundation at the 13th Annual Pat’s Run in Tempe, AZ.
Through the Tillman Scholars (TS) Program, the Pat Tillman Foundation is building the leading fellowship program
for military veterans and spouses. Founded in 2008, the TS Program supports active-duty service members,
veterans and their spouses with academic scholarships, a national network and professional development
opportunities, so they are empowered to make an impact. The scholarship covers direct study-related expenses,
including tuition and fees, books and living expenses, for scholars who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or
professional degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution. The scholarship
is not a gift; it’s an investment in excellence and potential. Each year, PTF selects approximately 60 Tillman
Scholars with high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record, the pursuit of education and
commitment of their resources to service beyond themselves.
If you are a member of the media who wishes to arrange an interview with Pat Tillman Foundation Executive Director Killjan Anderson or a Tillman Scholar, please contact Michelle McCarthy at (773) 598-4215, [email protected].
ABOUT THE PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION:
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 www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.
ABOUT THE MDRT FOUNDATION:
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 $30 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 mdrtfoundation.org.
The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. MDRT is an international, independent association of nearly 49,500 of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. 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 mdrt.org.