The National Football League’s Foundation is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to improve the lives of those touched by the game of football, from the youngest to the oldest, and to support communities all across the country. The NFL Foundation represents all thirty-two NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football, and the communities which support football. The Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodel, recently announced Charlotte Jones Anderson as the new Chairperson. Anderson will be the first woman to lead the NFL’s newly formed foundation.
“She brings a great perspective as someone that’s actively involved with the Cowboys and the NFL and has two sons playing youth football,” said Commissioner Goodell. “She really has a great perspective on what the NFL stands for.” [To see the video of this announcement, click HERE.]
Anderson, who’s been on the NFL charities board for six years, will have more than $23 million to support youth and high school football programs, health and safety efforts, as well as community health initiatives, including NFL PLAY 60. Charlotte has witnessed firsthand how the game have developed through her two sons, and will certainly use her personal passion and tremendous excitement as a platform to help others to experience the same process and excitement.
“I understand the powerful ability of the game and the NFL to create positive change in individuals and entire communities (breast cancer awareness and more),” Anderson said. “The foundation will focus on improving the lives of all who are touched by the game of football.” In addition to community, her focus will remain on player health and safety in sports, as well as the expansion and growth of youth football in a safe environment.
The Commissioner has a great trust that Charlotte Anderson and the 6 member board will ensure the NFL continues to be a leader in philanthropy – and that is certainly an Insightful Player® mission worth recognizing! Huge congratulations to Charlotte Jones Anderson and best of luck to her in her new position. This is an amazing opportunity, as millions of people have been touched by the work of the NFL’s charitable work – and more will be every day.
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**The Insightful Player® acknowledges the Dallas Cowboys, NFLCharities.org, as sources for this article and the quotations herein.