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 Women's Foundation, Planned Parenthood of North Texas and TACA in Dallas, The Ms. Foundation for Women and The Women’s Media Center in New York City and The Women’s Campaign Forum in Washington, DC.
Lauren’s passion is theater, film and human rights work. She produced the U.S. Premiere of Truth in Translation in Dallas, TX in 2007. She is Executive Producer for the documentary Playground, a film on the commercial sexual exploitation of children in America, released in 2009. She is also involved in Impact Partners headquartered in New York City and Chicken and Egg Pictures in San Francisco.
Lauren is involved in a follow up production to Truth in Translation about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, it is being developed in partnership with the Colonnades Theatre Lab of NYC. Lauren is also involved in the development and production of a film on the life of Bert Williams with Virgin Film in Los Angeles.
Lauren is a member of the Women Donors Network, and is recognized as an Illuminator Donor to the Dallas Women's Foundation Campaign and thereby a participant in the Women Moving Millions Initiative. Lauren serves as Vice Chair of the Women Moving Millions Initiative. Lauren is also a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy Center at Harvard University and a member of the Global Philanthropist Circle, an initiative of the Synergos Institute in NYC.
Lauren received the Women That Soar 2009 Award for Philanthropy in Dallas, TX. 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 Family Services and the Women Who Give Hope Award given by the Chiapas Project, both in 2010. Lauren received the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award in 2011 given by WomensEnews.
Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and her Masters in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.