Pat Tillman Foundation 2020 Giving Campaign, “Leadership Matters”

Press Releases, Blog | 11/30/2020

Donations to the Pat Tillman Foundation will be matched up to $75,000 starting on Giving Tuesday, thanks to TEK Systems and several anonymous benefactors. Funds raised by Dec. 31, 2020, support the foundation’s mission to unite and empower a diverse community of remarkable veterans and military spouses.

Today, the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) announced a match for its annual giving campaign, called “Leadership Matters.” Donations to the Leadership Matters campaign will be matched up to $75,000, thanks to TEK Systems and an anonymous benefactor. Funds raised by Dec. 31, 2020, support the foundation’s mission to unite and empower a diverse community of remarkable veterans and military spouses.

“As our nation faces some of its greatest challenges, we see how much leadership through action matters, especially in times of crisis,” said Dan Futrell, CEO and 2011 Tillman Scholar. “Our nearly 700 scholars have led their communities through all of the crises this year has thrown at us, whether it’s the fight against COVID, systemic racial injustice, economic instability, political polarization or environmental disasters. With this campaign, we honor the leadership they have all shown, while also ensuring support for future Tillman Scholars.”

Each year, PTF selects 60 scholars from an applicant pool of thousands of remarkable U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses and supports them as they enter their next chapter with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development and access to a global community of high-performing peers and mentors. To date, PTF has invested more than $20 million in scholar support and named nearly 700 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 academic institutions nationwide.

If you are interested in supporting Leadership Matters and helping PTF meet its matching goal, please visit http://give.ptf.org to learn more.

The Tillman Scholars Program
Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in education and professional development. PTF provides academic scholarships, a national network and professional development – opportunities, so Tillman Scholars are empowered to make an impact at home and around the world.

If you are a member of the media who wishes to arrange an interview with Chief Executive Officer, Dan Futrell, or a Tillman Scholar, please contact Stephanie Kuenn at (773) 495-8278, [email protected]

About the Pat Tillman Foundation
The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers a diverse community of remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The foundation supports Tillman Scholars as they enter their next chapter with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development and a global community as they continue to make an impact in their communities and the world. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit PatTillmanFoundation.org.