Brandee M. Butler
Brandee M. Butler (@mllebrandee) is Deputy CEO of the Fund for Global Human Rights. She oversees the Fund’s operations in pursuit of its mission to provide resources and support to frontline human rights activists and movements. Brandee has over fifteen years of experience working with international foundations, civil society organizations, and the private sector to promote human rights. Previously, she served as a division director at the Open Society Initiative for Europe, leading the Civil Liberties Division, and in leadership and grantmaking positions at the C&A (now Laudes) Foundation in Amsterdam and Levi Strauss & Co. in Brussels. Earlier in her career, Brandee received the Yale Law School Bernstein Fellowship for International Human Rights to combat child trafficking in Gabon. She later practiced law at the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles and specialized in international justice as a program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Brandee has published articles on structural racism, modern slavery, gender-based violence, and supply chain transparency. She currently serves on the boards of Women Win and Ariadne Funders Network. She received a BA with honors from Harvard University and a JD from Yale Law School. She is currently based in Barcelona. She is also on LinkedIn.