JIMMY MURRAY

Co-Founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Jimmy Murray is the Co-Founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Born in West Philadelphia, he is a 1960 alumnus of Villanova University. In 1969, Jimmy joined the Philadelphia Eagles’ public relations staff.  Five years later, Murray was named general manager for the Eagles where he served for nine years and took the franchise to the first Super Bowl appearance against the Raiders in Super Bowl XV.

During his 14 years with the Eagles, Murray distinguished himself as a leader in a number of projects that served the community. In addition to co-founding the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, he helped start the Eagles Fly for Leukemia campaign. He also persuaded many of his peers in the NFL to become involved in the unique Ronald McDonald House concept across the country.  He remains involved in the Philadelphia community and has won a number awards for his charitable work.

Jim Murray is currently the president of Jim Murray Ltd., a sports promotion and marketing firm located in the Philadelphia area for over twenty-five years.