Chris Pilaro Tribute

    By: Ron Brown Scholar Program

    A treasured friend, Christopher Pilaro passed away on February 16th 2017. If a man’s character and value is judged by his humility, passion and kindness towards others, it is obvious to all who knew Chris Pilaro that he was an extraordinary man.

    Our thoughts and prayers go to his mother, Linda Pilaro, father, Anthony Pilaro, brother, Andrew Pilaro and sons Zeppelin and Logan.

    Chris was surrounded by his loving family and felt at peace with dying after fighting such a long battle with cancer. Chris will be missed by all who respected his love of life, free spirit and interest in helping others.

    Chris fought valiantly and suffered silently, all the while continuing his good work in support of the Ron Brown Scholar Program and its Scholars. He was a cornerstone of the Ron Brown Scholar Program and was instrumental in the development and realization of the Ron Brown Scholar Program book, I Have Risen: Essays by Ron Brown Scholars. This book stands as the defining affirmation of what this Program is all about.

    Chris was one of those unusual people who had the rare talent of making everyone he met feel special. He served on the RBS Selection committee for nearly 20 years and was involved in every aspect related to the success of the Program.

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