Gonzaga University Honors Chris Martin with Honorary Degree

On May 12, 2019, Chris Martin’s memory was honored at Gonzaga University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony with an Honorary Degree. Phil Martin, Chris’ father and co-founder of RADical Hope, received the diploma on behalf of his son. The love from the University and the student class was powerful and supported Chris’ entire family throughout the day. 

Larry Bossidy on CNBC

Larry Bossidy, Former Chairman of the Board & CEO, Honeywell International, inc., appears on CNBC and announces RADical Hope - a new foundation honoring his grandson Chris Martin, who died by suicide.


Their backgrounds are radically different: Phillip Tyler is a black man, a Gonzaga campus security officer, who stepped down as president of the local NAACP chapter to plan a Spokane City Council run. Philip Martin is a white man, a globe-trotting company executive at a Boston-based manufacturer of laser and medical products. But they've been brought together by the similarity of their excruciating loss. Martin also lost his son, a 20-year-old Gonzaga student, to suicide. This Inlander.com article shares their story.