Lauren Embrey

GAC Board member | USA
Lauren Embrey

Lauren Embrey is President and Philanthropic Visionary of The Embrey Family Foundation and CEO of Embrey Interests, Ltd. She serves on Boards in Dallas, Washington DC, and New York City including The AT&T Performing Arts Center, The Women’s Media Center, and PEN America.

Lauren’s passion is theater, dance, film and human rights work. She produced the U.S. Premiere of Truth in Translation in 2007. She is Executive Producer of the documentary Playground, and the documentary on The Apollo Theater. She is involved in Chicken n Egg Pictures, Impact Partners and The Sundance Institute.

Lauren is involved in the development and production of a film on the life of Bert Williams and her first novel is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Lauren has received many awards for her philanthropic work, both at the community level and national level, including Womens Enews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for Strategic Philanthropy in 2011, The MS Foundation’s Women of Vision Award for Philanthropy in 2013, Dallas Holocaust Museum’s Hope for Humanity Award in 2017 and The Women’s Media Center’s Catalyst Award in 2019.

Lauren is a member of Women Moving Millions, The Democracy Alliance, The Threshold Foundation and Synergos Institute’s Global Philanthropy Circle.