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2016 Booster Banquet Speaker

Charles Tillman

Charles ​Tillman and The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation

A 13-year NFL veteran and two-time Pro Bowl selection (2011, 2012), Charles “Peanut” Tillman is widely renowned as one of the league’s top cornerbacks of the last decade. He has started 164 of 168 career games and boasts 911 total tackles, 126 pass deflections, 38 interceptions, 44 forced fumbles, and 11 fumble recoveries. A 2003 second-round draft pick from Louisiana-Lafayette, Tillman spent his first 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears and his 13th with the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers.

A decorated philanthropist, Tillman has been recognized around the league and across the country for his extensive work in the community. He was the 2013 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, a Salute to Service honoree (2012), the Ed Block Courage Award recipient (2009), and a three-time Brian Piccolo Award recipient (2003, 2008, 2012).

Founded in 2005 by Tillman and his wife Jackie, The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources to children and families in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 1 million children in the Chicago area alone. The Foundation has five main programs: Charles’ Locker, Field of Dreams, Holiday Celebration, TendHer Heart, and the Tiana Fund.

Boys Town proudly welcomes Charles Tillman as its 2016 Booster Banquet keynote speaker and salutes the life-changing assistance he and his wife have brought to boys and girls of all ages through their Foundation.