About the Chris Long Foundation

VISION

We believe in a world that stands up to inequity to ensure access to clean water and education are considered basic human rights that no person lacks.


MISSION

Bringing together a community of elite athletes and passionate fans, we relentlessly serve our overlooked neighbors, both domestic and international, by creating solutions for clean water and education access.


ABOUT

We’re a team of athletes and fans that love to win on and off the field. Our partnership is like no other in pro sports. We come together to fight a battle no one should face – the lack of basic human rights like clean water and education access for millions. Whether it’s a neighbor down the street or across the world, we’re committed to impacting as many lives as possible. Our Waterboys program is working to provide clean water to more than one million people around the world, and the work we do to increase access to education resources supports and empowers children and families across the country. We create opportunities for people to become the best version of themselves, and then share that gift with others as they contribute to their communities. Together, we’re creating a world where apathy doesn’t exist. Where we’re all inspired to see a problem and solve it. To not ignore, but acknowledge and take action. We’re creating a community and a world that stands up to inequity and ensures everyone has the basic life needs we all deserve.

Timeline

1985

Chris Long was born to Diane and Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long.

1988

Chris’ brother and fellow pro footballer, Kyle Long, was born. Kyle is now entering his fourth season with the Chicago Bears.

1989

Chris’ youngest brother, Howie Long, Jr., was born. He is currently a player personnel executive with the Oakland Raiders.

2004

Chris began his college football career with the University of Virginia.

2007

The University of Virginia retired Chris’ jersey, #91.

2008

Chris was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

2013

Chris married his wife, Megan.

2013

Chris climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. During his climb, he was struck by the beauty of Tanzania and the vibrancy of its people, but also witnessed great suffering due to a lack of clean water.

2015

Chris Long started the Waterboys initiative to benefit WorldServe, an organization that builds clean water wells for the people of Tanzania.

2015

Chris Long was named the Rams’ Walter Payton Man of the Year in recognition of his community involvement and service to others.

2015

To create an enduring outlet for his charitable work, Chris established the Chris Long Foundation.

2016

Chris signed with the New England Patriots.

2016

Chris and Megan celebrated the birth of their first child.

2017

The New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51.

2017

Chris Long signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on his 32nd birthday.

2018

The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl 52.

2019

Chris Long Retires from NFL to focus on accelerating the Chris Long Foundation Mission


Chris Long's Career Stats

Position

Defensive End

Career Sacks

54.5

Current Team

Philadelphia Eagles

Seasons with 10+ Sacks

2011, 2012

Draft Pick

No. 2 overall by the Rams (2008)

Career Tackles

300+

College Career Highlights

University of Virginia team captain; first and only active player to have his jersey retired.

Super Bowl Wins

Super Bowl 51, Super Bowl 52

Retires from NFL

May 18, 2019

Leadership

Chris and Megan Long
Trustees
Gus Gast
Partner, Moneta Group
St. Louis, MO
Jillian Moore
Program Manager, Google
San Francisco, CA
Rahul Lamba
Senior Associate, Endeavor Capital
Venice, CA
Diane Long
Retired Attorney
Charlottesville, VA
Amanda Makoid McCool
Attorney, Chatham County, GA
Savannah, GA
Matt O’Malley
Healthcare Executive, Premier Orthopedics
Philadelphia, PA
Tom Santi
Founder, Dry Creek Partners
Washington, DC
Matthew Slater
Wide Receiver, New England Patriots
Norfolk, MA

Donors and Sponsors

Thank you to the many organizations and individuals who’ve supported our mission to tackle major problems and help us improve the lives of people around the world.

Contact

The Chris Long Foundation
c/o The Moneta Group

100 South Brentwood Blvd., Suite 500
Clayton, Missouri 63105

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