18th September 2023
Lorelei Williams currently serves as Executive Director of the Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund a ten-year, $100M initiative that drives racial justice at the intersection of culture and systemic change.
Lorelei has led the Fund in making $30M+ in commitments to date, built a global employee giving program across four Warner Music Group markets, and is seeding artist engagement opportunities with SJF grantees. Before the SJF, Lorelei served as SVP of Grant Programs at Comic Relief U.S., managing a $50M grantmaking portfolio across 38 countries, leveraging the power of entertainment to help address child poverty.
Prior to this, Lorelei advised non-profit and philanthropic clients such as the Ford, Kellogg and Brazil Foundations, in the U.S., Brazil, and South Africa.
Her writings have appeared in Essence Magazine, Meridians Journal on Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, and African Voices, and in the anthologies Be the Dream (Algonquin Books); Cave Canem III (Black Classic Press); and Guerreras y Cimmaronas (University of Houston Arte Publico Press). Lorelei is a graduate of Yale and Harvard universities.