Philadelphia Eagles owners Jeffrey and Christina Lurie today will receive Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business 2010 Business Leaders of the Year award. The Luries (left) will be honored at a luncheon at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia with hundreds of the city’s top executives.
“Drexel’s business leader of the year award recognizes qualities that distinguish the exceptional from the successful,” said Dr. George Tsetsekos, dean of the LeBow College of Business. “Jeffrey and Christina are exemplary examples of business leaders who redefine what it means to be successful by leading their businesses and contributing to our communities in ways that improve our quality of life today, and lay the foundation for an even brighter tomorrow.”
In announcing the honor, Drexel cited numerous civic contributions by the Luries including:
- The Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) – Drexel called EYP “one of the most innovative and dynamic non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and in the entire world of sports philanthropy.”
- The Lurie Family Foundation, which focuses on health concerns including autism and cancer research.
- The team’s “Go Green” program – Drexel: “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.”
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