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.
This three-day event, held in July at Roosevelt University and VenueSIX10 in Chicago, celebrates the values of the foundation and fosters collaboration between scholars across their areas of impact. It serves as an orientation for the newest class of Tillman Scholars and a networking and community-building opportunity for scholars returning from previous years. Each day features inspiring keynote speakers, engaging panels and dynamic peer workshops.
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.