Lurie, President of the Eagles Charitable Foundation, Sees The Fund as Opportunity to do More for Philadelphias Children
Online PR News – 15-September-2016 – 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 childrens 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 Philadelphias 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 childs education experience an outstanding one.
“If were going to make a real difference in the lives of children its imperative that we confront fundamental issues like health and education. Essentially its going to take businesses, parents, teachers, administrators working together, investing in our children in order to change the landscape of our city,” Lurie said.
Luries 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 Funds 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.
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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 partnersprivate foundations, corporations and businesses, community organizations and individual donorswith the strategies that will impact the success of students attending our neighborhood public schools.
To support our conviction that all of Philadelphias 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 resourcesthrough effective public-private partnershipsto 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.