November 8, 2019 at Venue Six10 in Chicago

Tillman Honors

Celebrate Pat’s legacy and the impact of the Tillman Scholars.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Tillman Honors celebrates Pat Tillman’s legacy by honoring those who exemplify his fortitude and spirit of service, and who have carried that legacy forward through remarkable civic contributions.

The annual benefit includes the presentation of the Champion and Make Your Mark Awards and showcases the global impact of Tillman Scholars as the next generation of leaders committed to service beyond self.

On Nov. 8, we’re proud to honor late Arizona Sen. John McCain and Mayor Adrian Perkins of Shreveport, Louisiana for their remarkable leadership and commitment to service.

The Champion Award

The Champion Award celebrates Pat’s legacy and belief that we should always strive to be part of something bigger than ourselves, by recognizing an individual for remarkable civic contributions, extraordinary fortitude and spirit of service.

Senator John McCain

2019 Champion Award

For his lifetime commitment to leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation is proud to posthumously award Sen. John McCain with the Champion Award which will be accepted by his family on his behalf.

The son and grandson of distinguished Navy admirals, McCain served as a naval aviator for 22 years, including in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy in 1981. His naval honors include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. McCain was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the United States Senate in 1986. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for president in the 2008 election. Over the course of his career, McCain served as Chairman of the Senate Committees on Indian Affairs, Commerce, Science and Transportation, and most recently, Armed Services.

In his commitment to the American people, Sen. McCain’s life of service offers an incredible example to the Tillman Scholars as they, too, strive to impact their communities through humble leadership and dedication to service.

Kamau Murray

2018 Champion Award

Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

2017 Champion Award

Jon Krakauer

2016 Champion Award

Sebastian Junger

2015 Champion Award

The Make Your Mark Award

The Make Your Mark Award celebrates Pat’s legacy and belief that we should always strive to be part of something bigger than ourselves, by recognizing a Tillman Scholar for embodying the values of service, scholarship, humble leadership and impact in their work and daily life.

Adrian Perkins

2019 Make Your Mark Award

Adrian Perkins was born in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport. He is grandson of a sharecropper and the youngest of three boys raised by a single mother.

After 9/11, Perkins felt compelled to join the Army. He accepted a nomination to West Point, where he was the first African American cadet elected class president in school history, and subsequently fought multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

After serving, Adrian graduated from Harvard Law School where he was elected its student body president. While a law student, he focused his scholarship on criminal justice reform and the importance of innovation in small and mid-sized cities. While in law school, he assisted Governor John Bel Edwards on criminal justice reform.

Perkins announced his candidacy for mayor of Shreveport on April 26, 2018. During the campaign, he stressed policing reform, economic development, and smart-city initiatives. Perkins was installed as the 56th Mayor of Shreveport on Dec. 29, 2018.

Jason Turner

2018 Make Your Mark Award

Chris Roessner

2017 Make Your Mark Award

Kimberly Jung

2016 Make Your Mark Award

Adrian Kinsella

2015 Make Your Mark Award

Service to School:
Tim Hsia & Khalil Tawil

2015 Make Your Mark Award

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join us in honoring and recognizing leaders for their remarkable civic contributions.

Sponsor Tillman Honors

PRESENTING SPONSOR | NFL

• Two premium tables (seating for 12) with honorees at the private luncheon*
• Twenty (20) reserved premium tickets to the theater awards program and after party
• Premium representation as Presenting Sponsor on event signage, website, video elements and special recognition during program
• Premium placement as Presenting Sponsor with company name and logo on all media-related outreach including press materials and social media promotion
• Opportunity to deliver Presenting Sponsor remarks at the awards program
• Advertisement opportunity in the event program
• Permission to use the PTF logo to promote sponsorship

PLATINUM SPONSOR | $50,000

• Two preferred tables (seating for 12) at the private luncheon*
• Twelve (12) reserved preferred tickets to the theater awards program and after party
• Preferred representation as Platinum Sponsor on event signage, website, video elements and special recognition during program
• Preferred placement as Platinum Sponsor with company name and logo on all mediarelated outreach including press materials and social media promotion
• Opportunity to deliver opening remarks at the Private Luncheon or After Party
• Advertisement opportunity in the event program
• Permission to use the PTF logo to promote sponsorship

GOLD SPONSOR | $25,000

• One priority table (seating for 8) at the private luncheon*
• Eight (8) reserved priority tickets to the theater awards program and after party
• Priority representation as Gold Sponsor on event signage, website, video elements and special recognition during the program
• Prominent placement as Gold Sponsor with company name and logo on all media-related outreach including press materials and social media promotion
• Advertisement opportunity in the event program
• Permission to use PTF logo to promote sponsorship

SILVER SPONSOR | $10,000

• One table (seating for 6) at the private luncheon*
• Six (6) tickets to the theater awards program and after party
• Representation as Silver Sponsor on event signage and website
• Placement as Silver Sponsor with company name and logo on all mediarelated outreach including press materials
• Advertisement opportunity in the event program
• Permission to use PTF logo to promote sponsorship

BRONZE SPONSOR | $5,000

• Table seating for four at the private luncheon*
• Four (4) tickets to the theater awards program and after party
• Representation as Bronze Sponsor on event signage and website
• Placement as Bronze Sponsor with company name and logo on all media-related outreach including press materials
• Permission to use PTF logo to promote sponsorship

 

*All luncheon tables will include representation by Tillman Scholars

Make Your Mark Talks

The Make Your Mark series at Tillman Honors showcases the global impact of Tillman Scholars and how they are making their mark in healthcare, business, law, STEM, public service, education and the arts.

Tara Heidger

Tara discusses how innovative rural and urban planning can be used in post- conflict refugee resettlement.

Jameson Lopez

Jameson explains how data collection on and by Native American people can be leveraged by Native communities to combat invisibility and its subsequent consequences.

Emily Junkins

Emily explains how her research on drug-resistant bacteria, also known as “super bugs”, fits into the current drug discovery pipeline.

Our Sponsors & Partners

Without loyal support, our mission would go unfulfilled. Interested in supporting Tillman Honors? For sponsorship information, please contact our Development Team.

You Can Help Make A Difference

The Pat Tillman Foundation relies on everyone who believes in empowering selfless leaders. Your contribution helps us honor Pat’s legacy by uniting and empowering the next generation of leaders.

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