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.
Started in 2010, the Pat Tillman Leadership Summit powered by the NFL convenes the Tillman Scholar network to address the toughest challenges impacting our country and our communities.
Typically a three-day event, the 2020 event evolved to the Pat Tillman Leadership Series, a three-part series to celebrate the values of the foundation and fosters collaboration between scholars across their areas of impact. Keeping the best parts of the annual summit, the virtual series will be held July 18, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26 and will consist of an orientation for new scholars, timely panel discussions featuring industry leaders, and UnConference presentations from fellow Tillman Scholars.
Aug. 22 Agenda
11 a.m.: “Amplifying a Point without Talking Over a Message,” a skill-based discussion with author Thomas Chatterton Williams
Noon: “To Protect and Serve: Employing Service, Scholarship, and Opportunity to Address Racism and Police Brutality,” a panel moderated by Tillman Scholar Keidrick Roy. Panelists include Tillman Scholars Adrian Perkins and Tom Baker
1:15 p.m.: “The Game Will End,” a Make Your Mark Talk by Tillman Scholar Karen Gallagher on the challenges that elite athletes and veterans experience when transitioning to follow-on careers
1:30 p.m.: “Making Personal Finance Work for You,” a Make Your Mark Talk by Tillman Scholar Mike Kothakota on how we can optimize how we think about financial matters
2:00 p.m.: Breakouts: Tillman Scholar Impact Areas and Conversations with our Make Your Mark Talkers
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2019 Summit
Critical Connections: Expanding Community-Based Health Initiatives
Jonathan Due, PTF’s director of Programs & Scholarships moderates a panel of Tillman Scholars Sangki Oak, Joy Ohnstad and Blake Schroedter as they examine the challenges of meeting the health needs of particular populations through a community health-based approach.
Unlocked: Achieving Criminal Justice Reform
Chico Tillmon, Executive Director of Chicago’s YMCA Youth Safety and Violence Prevention programs moderates a session with Tillman Scholars Jennifer Esparza, Patrick Robinson, Thomas Baker, Eric Chastain and Scott Swisher as they discuss how they are applying their expertise to find solutions to the complex issues of police violence and recidivism.