Making a DifferenceThe Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active servicemembers and their dependents. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans and dependents of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Our HistoryIn 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. This decision was just one of many he made over the course of his lifetime to help others and serve a cause greater than his own self-interest.
Following Pat’s death in 2004, while serving with the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, his family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation.
The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in veterans and their families through education and community.
We are proud to announce that Under Armour® has partnered with the Pat Tillman Foundation to be the “Official Apparel Sponsor” of Team Tillman. In return for securing donations in support of the Tillman Military Scholars program, Team Tillman members can earn exclusive Under Armour® gear and special gifts. To assist with fundraising efforts, each member is provided access to a personal Team Tillman fundraising webpage.
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Team Tillman IndividualIndividuals can earn gear and raise funds to support the Pat Tillman Foundation in conjunction with any race or athletic event nationwide. Become a member today.
Team Tillman Pat’s RunAnnually, every registered Pat’s Run participant and volunteer has the opportunity to join Team Tillman Pat’s Run to earn Under Armour® gear and unique gifts. Registration for the 8th Annual Pat’s Run will open on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011.
Team Tillman NationalThe Pat Tillman Foundation is honored to be recognized as an Official Charity Partner with guaranteed entries to participate at the following races:
Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Sunday, October 9, 2011
Marine Corps Marathon – Sunday, October 30, 2011
ING New York City Marathon – Sunday, November 6, 2011
Tillman Military Scholars
Pat Tillman Foundation awards nearly $1 million to the 3rd class of Tillman Military Scholars.
The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.
Since the program’s inception, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested over $2.2 million in financial support. These scholarship funds are just a portion of the Tillman Military Scholar experience which also focuses on guiding an engaged community and providing essential resources that enable Scholars to serve and lead in their local communities.
Each year, new Tillman Military Scholars join current and alumni Tillman Military Scholars both online and in-person at the annual Pat Tillman Legacy Summit and subsequent regional gatherings throughout the U.S., as well as, at Pat’s Run each April.
A portion of all Tillman Military Scholars are selected in cooperation with 12 University Partner institutions leading the way in military support services on their campuses. These partners include: Cleveland State University, Columbia University, Mississippi State University, San Diego State University, Texas A&M University, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of Maryland, University of Michigan – Flint, University of Oregon, University of South Florida and University of Wyoming.
Interested in becoming a Tillman Military Scholar? Read more about the criteria and application, meet a few of the current and alumni Tillman Military Scholars or learn more about the Tillman Community.
Support Our MissionWith over 2 million individuals serving since September 11, 2001 and over 300,000 troops returning to school or work annually, the community needs to be made aware of the increasing demand on the limited amount of educational resources available to military families and the challenges they experience as they transition back to civilian life. The Pat Tillman Foundation is focusing its efforts on becoming the national leader in providing resources and educational support to this deserving group.
With your support, the Pat Tillman Foundation strives to increase the amount of funds awarded nationally each year to $3.6 million, representing the NFL contract Pat walked away from when he enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Below are a few ways you can join our efforts today. Please call 480.621.4074 to receive additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities associated with Pat’s Run, Team Tillman and the Pat Tillman Legacy Summit, planned gifts and third party fundraisers.
Donate OnlineSafely make your secure credit card donation online now.
Donate by MailPlease print and complete our 2011 Donation Form and mail it with your gift to:
Pat Tillman Foundation
2141 East Broadway Road, Suite 115
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Please make check payable to: Pat Tillman Foundation