Martha Firestone Ford continues to provide visionary leadership and stewardship for the Detroit Lions as Owner and Chairman.
Now in her sixth year as Owner and Chairman, Mrs. Ford succeeded her husband, William Clay Ford, who passed away on March 9, 2014, after serving as the sole owner of the franchise for 50 seasons (1964-2013). Mr. Ford's ownership grew into a deeply-rooted family tradition that now includes multiple generations of the Ford Family. Mrs. Ford proudly honors that tradition with firm leadership and stability.
Detroit Lions Inspire Change
Launched by Lions players, Owner and Chairman Martha Firestone Ford and Head Coach Matt Patricia following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL season, Detroit Lions Inspire Change will invest nearly $600,000 in financial support through grants to nine Metro Detroit organizations in 2020.