Wes Somerville

Executive Director

Wes has more than 25 years of experience in the business, philanthropic and non-profit sectors. He joined The Lenfest Foundation in June 2016. Prior to the foundation, he worked with Prudential for 13 years, where he served as Community Resources Manager overseeing sponsorships, employee engagement, community partnerships and grantee relationships for a region that covered Florida to Maine. Prior to joining Prudential, Somerville served as Production Manager for FirstNight Atlanta, Ceremonies Manager for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and Company Manager for Disney’s production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA. Somerville currently sits on the boards of West Oak Lane Charter School and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Selection Advisory Council of Greenlight Fund Philadelphia. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University.




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