I Believe in the Value of

making the impossible, possible

As we take on the challenging work of navigating, disrupting, and transforming complex financial and information systems, leading with integrity is what can keep us grounded and accountable to what we are trying to accomplish. This means leading from our personal and shared values as much as encouraging the integration of our whole selves and holding a view of our whole communities.

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Lem  White

Co-CEO | he/they

Lem has spent the past 12 years as a growth executive in startups, philanthropy, and non-profits supporting executive teams to develop high-growth strategies. He brings a breadth of expertise in leading teams to solve highly complex challenges with impactful solutions. Lem’s early work in community development taught him that shifting decision-making power to communities most impacted by development policies is the most impactful way for them to thrive. He has worked across social justice philanthropy and witnessed the power that storytelling has to activate people towards progressive social change. Additionally, he has worked alongside Black and Brown organizational leaders in gaining traction and funding by getting to the heart of an organization’s mission in its strategies and storytelling.

Lem co-leads Possibility Labs’ strategy and team. His focus is on understanding the needs of our partners and translating those into effective, impactful programs and platforms. Previously, Lem was Executive Director of Strategy at Movement Strategy Center, Chief Growth Officer at Refound, and Marketing and Communications Director at North Star Fund. Lem received his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He studied Philosophy in the Master’s program at the New School and still enjoys diving into books on philosophy and his other love, theology.

"Movements are designing and prototyping the futures we need and want -- from civic infrastructure; to how the economy works; to what the practice, policies, and systems for “justice” looks like when harm is done. The investments needed to make this new world fully possible extend well beyond charity, and the legal structures extend well beyond the 501c3. I’m excited to co-create the structures we need to move these investments."