Ruby Bright is the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM). Since 2004, Bright’s leadership has helped the City of Memphis to leverage $120 million in federal HOPE VI grants by raising nearly $10 million to support wrap around case management services for more than 3,200 former public housing families. WFGM has launched the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan which focuses on reducing poverty by 5% over 5 years in zip code 38126.
Widely recognized for her expertise in strategic leadership, community relations, operational management, marketing and fund development. Bright has received many leadership awards, including the 2014 Memphis Business Journal Super Women in Business, 2013 Memphis Theological Seminary Henry Logan Starks Award, and 2011 International Changing the Face of Philanthropy Award presented by the Women’s Funding Network. She has been named a Power Player by Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine for seven consecutive years.