EAGLES CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Vision statement: Improving health outcomes for children in vision care and autism in the Greater Philadelphia community.
Mission statement: Using our unique platform to provide children in the Philadelphia region greater access to vision care and autism research and services.
The Eagles Charitable Foundation (ECF) was founded in 1995, and with the help of our partners and supporters, we have reached more than one million children in the Philadelphia region through health and education programs.
The organization has recently experienced a number of exciting changes including a transition from its previous name, Eagles Youth Partnership. Additionally, ECF will be amplifying its work providing access to vision care as well as expanding its commitment to autism research and services.
ECF takes its services directly to kids at their schools and in their neighborhoods. Its signature program - the Eagles Eye Mobile - leverages the celebrity and excitement of the Philadelphia Eagles football team enabling us to capture the attention of some of the hardest to reach children. The organization also partners with other local non-profits and leading institutions to provide grants focused on supporting autism research and services.
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Club is ECF’s largest funder, providing free office space at the NovaCare Complex, staff support and other resources. Corporate, foundation and individual donors join to support ECF's efforts too. And there is both room - and need - for you! To read more about how you can join our team in caring for children, read the Donate Now section of this site.
ECF relies on funds from the public, as well as from the Philadelphia Eagles Football Club and other generous companies and foundations. At its current annual budget of approximately $1.7 million, the organization is fiscally sound and is poised for growth.
We need your help to assist ECF expand its mobile services and grant support to reach more children. Please click here to donate now.
Jeffrey Lurie, Chair
Christina Weiss Lurie, President
Don Smolenski, Treasurer
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
David R. Binswanger
Ernst & Young, LLP
Lincoln Financial Group
Dorf & Nelson, LLP
Alex Levin, M.D., MHSc
Wills Eye Hospital
Iliana Kloesmeyer Strauss
The Strauss Foundation
Of Counsel; Freeman, Freeman & Smiley
Rachel first signed with Eagles Charitable Foundation (ECF) as an intern during the summers of 2006 and 2007 to support the annual Eagles Carnival - ECF’s largest fundraiser at the time. After finishing her degree in Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts, Rachel was drafted in 2008 by the Eagles organization to work at Lincoln Financial Field to assist with managing special events and to oversee the Gameday Concierge Staff during the football season. At the start of 2009, Rachel re-signed with ECF to be part of the program team. In her current role as Director, Rachel is excited to lead her team in executing the overall organizational mission while combining her two passions of community outreach and sports!
Dr. Carter Liotta
Dr. Jeannine Stuart