Lauren Embrey is the President and CEO of The Embrey Family Foundation and CEO of Embrey Interests, Ltd. She also serves as a Board Member of The Dallas Film Society, The Dallas Theater Center, The Letot Center Foundation Board, and TACA in Dallas, The Culture Project, The MS Foundation for Women, The Women’s Media Center, and Women Moving Millions in New York City.
Lauren serves on the Advisory Board for Human Rights Initiative in Dallas, The Vancouver Observer in Vancouver BC, and the Honorary Board for Have Art Will Travel in New York City.
Lauren’s passion is theater, dance, film and human rights work. She produced the U.S. Premiere of Truth in Translation in 2007 at Southern Methodist University. She is Executive Producer for the documentary Playground, a film on the commercial sexual exploitation of children in America. She is also involved in Chicken n Egg Pictures, Impact Partners and iDeal Partners Film Fund.
Lauren is currently aiding in the development of The Global Arts Corps, based in NYC and is involved and in the development and production of a film on the life of Bert Williams.
Lauren is a member of The Clinton Global Initiative, The Women Donor’s Network, Women Moving Millions, the Women’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy Center at Harvard University and Threshold Foundation.
Lauren received the Women That Soar Award for Philanthropy in Dallas, TX in 2009. The Embrey Family Foundation received the 2009 Award for Outstanding Foundation by the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the 2009 Angel of Freedom Award from Human Rights Initiative. Lauren received the Champion of Human Rights Award given by Mosaic Services and the Women Who Give Hope Award given by The Chiapas Project in 2010 and was recognized as one of Womens Enews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century in 2011 and The MS Foundation for Women’s Women of Vision Philanthropy Award in 2013. She will be receiving Ignite’s Trailblazer Award, Chicken and Egg Pictures’ Good Egg Award and She Should Run’s Wendy Award in 2014.
Lauren received her Bachelor’s in Business Administrations and her Masters in Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
Lauren is currently working on her first fiction novel scheduled to be complete in 2014.