Christina Weiss Lurie and Jeffrey Lurie have shaped the Philadelphia Eagles into one of the most competitive organizations in professional sports on and off the field. Under the Luries’ ownership, the Eagles have a greater overall winning percentage, appeared in more playoff games, and won more than any other ownership group in team history.
Describing their philosophy of ownership as a “partnership between the city, the fans and the team,” one of the Luries’ primary objectives when purchasing the team was the formation of Eagles Youth Partnership, the team’s non-profit, charitable wing. Since its inception in 1995, EYP has developed into one of the most innovative and dynamic non-profit organizations in Philadelphia. The charity improves the health and education of over 50,000 youth in the Greater Philadelphia region annually. In addition to EYP, Christina Lurie developed GO GREEN, a ground-breaking initiative to better the environment by creating and sustaining programs that improve the quality of life in the Philadelphia region, green the environment and reduce the team’s impact on the planet. And, finally, the Luries created the Tackling Breast Cancer campaign to raise funds for Jefferson’s Breast Care Center and to promote women’s health awareness.
When not concentrating efforts on their football team, Jeffrey works diligently with the NFL and serves as chairman of the Los Angeles Stadium Working Group Committee, in addition to sitting on the NFL’s Finance Committee, Broadcast Committee, International Committee, and the Super Bowl Advisory Committee. In 1996, Lurie was the recipient of the Torch of Liberty Award conferred by the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia and a year later was honored by Philadelphia’s Operation Understanding, an acclaimed group that fosters interracial harmony among future leaders of the African-American and Jewish communities. In addition, Lurie is a director of the Autism Research Foundation and the NLM Family Foundation. NLM co-funded a short documentary film entitled, Autism Is A World, that received a nomination for a 2005 Academy Award. He earned a B.A. from Clark University, a master’s degree in psychology from Boston University and a Ph.D in social policies from Brandeis University.
Christina Weiss Lurie is an independent film producer involved in a diverse range of projects including feature films and political documentaries. She holds degrees in theatre and history of architecture from Yale University. Christina was instrumental in the creation and design of Lincoln Financial Field, the club’s state-of-the-art stadium and the NovaCare Complex, the club’s corporate headquarters and training facility. Christina serves on the boards of The Curtis Institute of Music, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation and the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation.