Join Thuzio for a live and unfiltered experience with Malcolm Jenkins. Enjoy an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres before hearing an in-depth Q&A with Malcolm.
Schedule of Events
6:00PM Cocktail reception
6:45PM Program begins (moderated Q&A followed by guest Q&A)
7:30PM Program concludes, cocktails and mingling continue
As a true student of the game, a dynamic playmaker from the safety position, and a tireless philanthropist in the community, Malcolm Jenkins is a pillar in the Philadelphia Eagles locker room and in the communities in which he has lived, worked and played, including his home state of New Jersey, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Jenkins earned a Super Bowl ring with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, and as a rookie with the New Orleans Saints in 2010 after being originally selected by the Saints with the 14th-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Malcolm joined the Eagles in 2014 and lauded Pro Bowl honors with the Eagles in 2015 and most recently, in 2017. As a team Captain, his impact on the field has garnered multiple awards, including team leader for most solo tackles (2017), his fourth NFC Defensive Player of the Week award (2016) and in his 100th career start, became and remains the only player in Eagles history to register three consecutive seasons with an INT-TD.
At Ohio State University, Jenkins was a team captain and consensus All-America selection as a senior in 2008, and was honored with the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the nation’s top defensive back.
Jenkins has fully immersed himself in the world of fashion.
In 2013, at the suggestion of his wife Morrisa, Jenkins launched his own line of neckwear and accessories called Rock Avenue Bow Ties. The line reflects Jenkins’s style and affinity for bow ties. In 2017, Jenkins launched Damari Saville, a new collection of custom clothing including ready-to-wear and made-to-measure men’s suits. Damari Saville has its storefront location in the heart of Philadelphia in Washington Square.
In November 2017, Jenkins was announced as the Eagles nomination for the Walter Payton Man of The Year award for excellence on and off the field. Previously known as the NFL Man of the Year Award, the award was renamed in 1999 after deceased Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton (having been the 1977 recipient himself), to honor his legacy as a humanitarian. Each year, a winner is selected from 32 nominees from the 32 different teams. Earlier that year in February 2017, Jenkins was announced as the recipient of the NFLPA’s Byron “Whizzer” White Award for his outstanding charitable efforts off the field. As the winner, Jenkins received $100,000 for The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. Byron “Whizzer” White led the NFL in rushing yards in 1938 and 1940 and later served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1962-93.
Jenkins earned the Jesse Owens Influential Athlete Award by the Ohio State Alumni Association in 2012. This award acknowledges “an African-American alumnus and former student-athlete who exemplifies great character and talent, demonstrates exceptional professional success and continues to reflect the highest qualities of a consummate athlete and humanitarian.”
In an effort to enhance the lives of youth in underserved communities, Jenkins launched The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation in 2010, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity with a mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth by providing resources, innovative opportunities, and experiences that will help them succeed in life and become contributing members of their communities. The foundation is currently serving in four different states: NJ, OH, LA, and PA with a programming emphasis on education, health and wellness, life skills curriculum and scholarships. In 2016, Jenkins brought his commitment to making a positive and lasting impact in the lives of youth and communities in Philadelphia with the Foundation’s educational Summer S.T.E.A.M. program.
Jenkins is also very engaged in social issues. In February 2017, he co-founded the Players Coalition with retired NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin to organize a large group of NFL players’ fight for racial and social equality. They have prioritized their work into three areas of focus, including: criminal justice reform, police/community relations and education/economic advancement for low-income communities, primarily communities of color. In August 2017, Jenkins and Boldin asked the league for support and the NFL responded with a major commitment to marketing, government relations assistance and financial resources. With Jenkins leadership, the Players Coalition has a clear action plan to address systemic issues plaguing our country. NFL owners such as Jeff Lurie, Stephen Ross, Jimmy Haslam, Robert Kraft, and Arthur Blank among others have now joined players to educate themselves and get involved.
His multiple trips to Capitol Hill, the numerous speeches he’s given, and his visits to police departments and correctional facilities are a true testament to Malcolm’s commitment and desire to use his platform to have a positive lasting effect on the communities that have supported him.