Lola C. West

Board Member


Lola C. West is Chairwoman, Chief Culture Officer, and Co-Founder of Westfuller. Westfuller is the leading Black-owned, multi-racial, gender diverse, independent, and objective advisory and wealth management firm. Since its inception in 2011, Westfuller has a deeply held belief in the transformative power of racial equity, social, economic, and environmental considerations when developing and executing investment solutions.

With over 20 years of experience in wealth management, Lola has infused her passion for staunch advocacy for equity in justice, racial and gender rights, and philanthropy, to create spaces of opportunity. Lola had been a long-time contributor to social justice organizations and currently serves on the boards of New York Women’s Foundation, Donors of Color Network, Souls Grown Deep Foundation and The New 3R’s.

Lola’s professional career spans various fields which reinforce her depth of knowledge and breadth of experience. During her tenure at Merrill Lynch Private Client Group, Lola formed the LWF Group, the predecessor to Westfuller. Her work as a Health Care Administrator in New York City has granted her with an official “Lola C. West Day” in New York City.

As a fundraiser and event producer, she created the fundraising strategy used by Nelson Mandela during his run for President of South Africa. Mandela credited her strategy for his successful fundraising in America. In his words, I want to personally congratulate and thank you Lola for all your efforts. I am sure that when you witness the upcoming elections in South Africa in April 1994…you and your colleagues will have the satisfaction of knowing that your dedication, planning and hard labor played an important part in their execution. – Nelson R. Mandela

Lola received a BA from Brooklyn College and a master’s in urban planning from Hunter College. She is a fifth generation New Yorker residing on the Upper East Side.