Voices of Vision
Tuesday, November 5 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Sanford Health Athletic Complex
This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Chamber’s Voices of Vision event, and we’re pulling out all the stops for an incredible event. Coming to Fargo to share his legendary story and inspirational message with you, is none other than Peyton Manning, NFL legend and philanthropist, entrepreneur, spokesman, host and author.
Every year, we ask who you want to see as the next Voices of Vision speaker. Every year, Peyton Manning is near the top of the list. He’s funny, he’s accomplished, he’s iconic, and he has so much to share with an audience. Join us for this superstar event and hear more about this athlete-turned-businessman.
Manning knows how to build successful teams and overcome adversity. He shares his real-world tips on how you can adapt to change and come out on top. We’ll hear how he creates a winning team culture and leads with passion.
About Peyton Manning
Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as one of the leaders in nearly every statistical passing category.
Manning entered the NFL in 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall draft pick. When he retired in 2016, Manning held numerous records including the most career touchdown passes in league history in addition to ranking first all-time in completions and passing yards. Named a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press on seven occasions, no quarterback in NFL history had more playoff appearances or 300-yard passing games than Manning when he retired.
During his first 14 NFL seasons with the Colts, Manning set club records in nearly every career passing category. He led the franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. In 2017, the Colts honored Manning by retiring his number 18 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
During his time at the University of Tennessee, Manning claimed 43 records while graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He led Tennessee to an SEC Championship as a senior in 1997 and earned consensus All-America honors. In 2017, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
He has also received numerous awards for his philanthropic work off the field and was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005, the Bart Starr Award in 2015, and the Lincoln Medal in 2017.
Manning is a longtime supporter of The Pat Summit Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. In 2012, Manning joined The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board and co-chairs several fundraising events throughout the year. He also sits on the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet – lending a hand during disaster relief.
He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $14 million of impact to disadvantaged youth through its grants and programs since its inception. Manning is a champion for the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent (Indiana); serving as an ambassador, advocate and fundraiser. Peyton and Ashley co-chair the signature fundraising event for the hospital each spring, which raises money to expand and enhance departments and services offered.
Manning hosts and writes the NFL version of Detail on ESPN+ and is the host and executive producer of Peyton’s Places, which is set to air in 2019 on ESPN+ with special compilation shows to air on ESPN and ABC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the NFL. He balances these projects, while continuing his iconic commercials and various business partnerships.
Each year, Voices of Vision is an annual event that brings bring nationally recognized, world-thought visionaries to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. Hosting these types of well-known speakers not only offers the community the opportunity to hear and see a variety of public figures, but also gives visibility to our region and showcases our metro.
Voices of Vision is about bringing together people from all walks of life, political persuasions, opinion leaders, political leaders and business leaders.
Past presenters include:
- 2018: Danica Patrick
- 2017: Shaquille O'Neal
- 2016: Robert O’Neil
- 2015: Rudy Giuliani
- 2014: Terry Bradshaw
- 2013: Jeb Bush
- 2012: Joe Theismann
- 2011: Bob Woodward
- 2010: Lt. Col. Oliver North
Last year, famed race car driver Danica Patrick took the stage at our ninth annual Voices of Vision event. Patrick talked about the importance of dreaming big, digging deep and trying harder. She shared her own dreams, and how her early start lead to an impressive career in racing. A career that shattered the gender barrier in racing and set her on a path to success. Even after her recent retirement, Patrick has stayed busy with various entrepreneurial ventures based on following her dreams and things that bring her joy. From a book to a clothing line and winery, Patrick’s success is following her off the track, too.
After her presentation, Patrick answered questions from moderator Dan Michaels and from the audience. She talked about her upbringing, retirement, other hobbies and interests, Aaron Rodgers and speeding tickets.