PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (The Fund) today announced the appointment of Christina Weiss Lurie, President of the Eagles Charitable Foundation, Eagles Social Responsibility, to its Board of Directors adding another gifted and passionate children's advocate to its roster of notable Board members.
Lurie has long been committed to transforming lives, particularly the lives of children through health, athletics, and education. It is this passion to impact the lives of children that led Lurie to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia's Board of Directors. A firm believer in partnerships, Lurie stressed the positive impact of organizations that work jointly to tackle strategic goals.
"I am excited to welcome Christina Weiss Lurie to the Board of Directors," said Sheldon Bonovitz, Board Chair for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. "Christina brings deep passion for both our children and school community as well as great vision and talent to help further our mission and strengthen the work we are doing to make every child's education experience an outstanding one."
"If we're going to make a real difference in the lives of children it's imperative that we confront fundamental issues like health and education. Essentially it's going to take businesses, parents, teachers, administrators working together, investing in our children in order to change the landscape of our city," Lurie said.
Lurie's comments exemplify her commitment that goes beyond financial support, making her an active participant in the change. The Fund is thrilled to add such a noteworthy philanthropist as Ms. Lurie to its Board of Directors as it continues to drive public and private partnerships that propel children toward a sustainable, productive life.
"I couldn't be more excited to have Christina Lurie join the Fund's Board of Directors," said Philadelphia School District Superintendent, Dr. William Hite. "Christina is one of the biggest champions for the children of Philadelphia through her work with the Eagles Charitable Foundation. She will bring tremendous energy and experience to The Fund as they continue to serve as a critical partner of the School District."
About Christina Weiss Lurie
Christina Weiss Lurie's multi-faceted career spans the worlds of sports, entertainment and philanthropy. She is a minority owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, President Eagles Charitable Foundation, Eagles Social Responsibility. Under her leadership, the Eagles earned the coveted 2011 Beyond Sports Team of the Year award for their work in the community and for trailblazing environmental programs in professional sports. She is an award-winning film producer and co-Founder of two independent film companies, Vox3 Films and Tango Pictures. As executive producer, Christina received Oscar awards for two films "Inside Job" (2011) and "Inocente" (2013). She most recently produced "Dishonesty: The Truth About Lies" which aired on CNBC and the feature film "Rupture".
About the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia is an independent 501(c)3 not for profit organization that serves as a fiscal intermediary between the private sector and the Philadelphia public education system. We are the only philanthropic organization that works directly with school leadership to align the investments of partners—private foundations, corporations and businesses, community organizations and individual donors—with the strategies that will impact the success of students attending our neighborhood public schools.
To support our conviction that all of Philadelphia's public school children deserve an opportunity to become part of a strong, productive and sustainable future for our city, we identify, coordinate and connect philanthropic resources—through effective public-private partnerships—to leverage investments in local public schools. We target strategic priorities that have a measurable impact on the success of students regardless of zip code, family income or chance.
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