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.
The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit celebrates Pat’s values and brings together the community of Tillman Scholars to network, collaborate and develop solutions to the problems facing our country and our world. Tillman Scholars participate as moderators and presenters through panels, Make Your Mark talks, Unconference sessions on their own impact areas and as well as current events. Scholars also enjoy opportunities to hear from keynote speakers and participate in fireside chats with notable leaders from a range of fields, including Michael Sandel, Jen Welter, David Epstein, Jon Krakauer and many more. 2020 sessions included panels on racial inequity and policing and how Tillman Scholars fought COVID-19 on the frontlines.
The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit is made possible thanks to the continued generosity of the NFL
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.