Jeffrey and Christina Lurie will receive Drexel University's LeBow College of Business 2010 Business Leaders of the Year award. They will be honored at a luncheon attended by hundreds of Greater Philadelphia's top executives on December 2. Proceeds from the event will support autism research at Drexel and academic programs to advance LeBow College of Business.
The Luries have shaped the Eagles into one of the most successful organizations in professional sports on and off the field. They founded Eagles Youth Partnership, the team's non-profit, charitable wing and one of the most innovative and dynamic non-profit organizations in the world of sports philanthropy. Under their direction the Eagles developed a substantial "Go Green" program, a ground-breaking initiative to better the environment. In 2007, the Luries established the Lurie Family Foundation, focusing on health concerns, particularly in the areas of autism and cancer research. The Foundation also supports film documentaries addressing global issues through Screen Pass Pictures.