Lori McGlinchey is a senior program officer with the Democracy Fund. She oversees and develops grantmaking in several areas, including media and information policy, watchdog journalism, and government oversight. McGlinchey develops special communications initiatives, including the 2006 Soros/Sundance Documentary Fund: A Tenth Anniversary Film Series, a retrospective of 19 human rights documentaries, accompanied by panel discussions at Film Forum in New York City.
McGlinchey joined the Open Society Foundations in September 2000 and served as program officer for the Project on Death in America until the program closed in 2004. She also served as assistant director of U.S. Programs. She serves on the steering committee of the Media Democracy Fund and on the board of Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media. She is a graduate of Amherst College.