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Christina Weiss Lurie
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Christina Weiss Lurie’s multi-faceted career spans the worlds of sports, entertainment and philanthropy. She is a Co-Owner of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, one of the most respected franchises in professional sports; Co-Founder of two independent film companies, Vox3 Films and Tango Pictures; and President of Eagles Youth Partnership, a leading charitable foundation.

After purchasing the NFL franchise with Jeffrey Lurie in 1994, Christina Weiss Lurie spearheaded the club’s efforts to become a leader off the field, as well as on it. Most notably, in 1995 she founded Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP), which today serves more than 50,000 low-income children in the Greater Philadelphia region every year and focuses on literacy, vision and after-school programs. EYP directly services kids at their schools and in their neighborhoods via the Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Book Mobile, which bring critical services into underserved areas. The organization is also known for its annual playground build and a variety of other programs and events.

She has also been a driving force in the Eagles’ involvement in the important causes of breast cancer and environmental awareness. Her drive to help the team make a difference was capped in 2011, when the team’s EYP, Tackling Breast Cancer and Go Green initiatives earned the team the coveted 2011 Sport Team of the Year award from Beyond Sport, a global organization that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to create positive social change across the world. They were a finalist for that award in 2010.

In addition to EYP, Christina Weiss Lurie 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. Both facilities are widely praised for their striking architecture, design and amenities.

In 2003, Christina Weiss 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. In fact, Christina Weiss Lurie and Jeffrey Lurie were recipients of the 2008 Ongoing Commitment Award from the Environmental Media Association for the Philadelphia Eagles Go Green efforts. In 2009, the Philadelphia Eagles received a Sustainability Award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

The Eagles Tackling Breast Cancer campaign was created in 2004 to raise funds for Jefferson’s Breast Care Center and to promote women’s health awareness. In 2008, the Luries were recognized by Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital with the Award of Merit for their continued support and dedication to Tackling Breast Cancer. In 2010, they were honored by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business with their Business Leaders of the Year award.

Since 2004, Christina Weiss Lurie produced a diversified slate of independent films. She produced the independent feature films, America Brown, Game 6, starring Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr., Feel, a Matt Mahurin film, and executive produced Broken English, a Zoe Cassavetes film starring Parker Posey, and Never Forever, starring Vera Farmiga. Most recently, she executive produced Adam, starring Hugh Dancy and Rage, a Sally Potter film. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr. is also a Vox3 production.

In addition to her active role in sports and entertainment, Christina Weiss Lurie serves on a number of boards, including The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the ICA in Philadelphia and the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Lurie Family Foundation was also established by Christina Weiss Lurie and Jeffrey Lurie with an emphasis on health issues, especially in the areas of autism and cancer research. The Foundation supports documentaries addressing global issues through Screen Pass Pictures, a documentary film company established by the Luries. Screen Pass Pictures executive produced Sergio and Inside Job in 2010, as well as Inocente and A Place at the Table in 2012. Inside Job earned the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature) in 2011 and Inocente won for Best Documentary (Short) in 2013. Screen Pass Pictures is currently in production on Revolution.

Entries by Christina Weiss Lurie

Afghanistan: One Woman's View

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 12:19 PM

When I was invited to go to Afghanistan a few weeks back, what came immediately to mind were scrambling images of a war-torn country that had seen many decades of war and foreign interference, the horrors of 9/11 and Bin Laden, the Taliban insurgents, the plight of women under Sharia...

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Moving the Ball Forward in the Fight Against Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 1:08 PM

As we head into the holiday season, the struggle against hunger in America is set to reach a crisis level. Not only are there 49 million Americans currently listed as "food insecure," but with the $11 billion reduction in federal support of food stamps as of...

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Courage Through Sports

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 5:27 PM

The annual Beyond Sport Summit was just held in Philadelphia this past week under the umbrella of Beyond Sport, a global organization which promotes, celebrates, funds, and supports the use of sport to trigger positive social change in communities around the world. As promised, a gathering of "influencers" and "innovators"...

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Food Insecurity, Food Security

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 2:05 PM

After years of staying under the radar, America's hunger crisis is now becoming a growing reality for many people. One in six Americans goes to bed every night with empty stomachs. Hunger now exists in every county in America. Poverty is forcing millions into a hunger emergency called food insecurity...

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A Game of Inches

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 11:24 AM

By Christina Weiss Lurie and Tim Sexton

Rarely do we think of professional football and protecting the environment in the same context, but could our country's passion for football help save the planet? We think so! In sports, we dream big. On the playing field, we work...

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Haiti Revisited

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 3:17 PM

In May of 2012, I was invited to Haiti by a friend who wanted me to see firsthand the devastation caused by the earthquake in 2010. I accepted with no preconceptions.

Immediately following the earthquake, the Philadelphia Eagles helped a group of doctors airlift a number of the injured...

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Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 8:59 AM

Two years ago, the film Inside Job, which I executive produced, won the coveted Oscar for best documentary. This year, I am thrilled to have another film that's been nominated for an Oscar in the short documentary category. It's called Inocente.

The project first came to my attention in 2008...

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Hunger in America

(4) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 6:48 PM

My husband, Jeffrey Lurie, and I have been helping fund documentaries that address global issues, such as Sergio, based on Samantha Powers' book Chasing the Flame, and Inside Job, which won the Oscar for best documentary last year. It's clear that these kinds of films advocating for social change or...

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How Sports Are Scoring Points For Charity

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 4:09 PM

Almost a year ago today, I got a nod from the Academy when the documentary Inside Job was nominated for an Oscar! I was an Executive Producer on that critically acclaimed film, so brilliantly directed by Charles Ferguson, and seemingly just as relevant today.

Reflecting back on 2011 with...

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Getting a Nod from the Academy!

(10) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 8:28 AM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the critically acclaimed documentary Inside Job has been nominated for an Oscar! Best Documentary, to be exact! My husband, Jeffrey Lurie, and I are the Executive Producers of this important film, and while I watched the live-stream of...
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