Have you ever attended a Woman Crush Wednesday event in Charlotte? The beautiful face behind these girl-boss parties is Lorri Lofton, creator and co-owner of Prosocialites.

When she’s not hosting epic events like WCW and Charlotte Brunch Festival, Lorri is trying all the best foods in the city and sharing them on Instagram.

Get to know this Alabama-raised foodie below.

lorri lofton

Photo via @prosocialites

What is Prosocialites’ mission?

The Mission of Prosocialites is to be anchored in becoming a vessel of doing good for others.


What inspired you to start Prosocialites?

Our signature networking series, Woman Crush Wednesday where we feature a prominent woman in Charlotte doing good things in the community, sparked Prosocialites. How can you have a monthly event without a company name or brand behind it? Many believe it stands for Professional Socialite. It however derives from Sociology 101 – Prosocial Behavior. This is the act of doing good for others.

What is your favorite part about running Prosocialites?

The new, fun restaurants and people that have crossed my path. These connections have allowed me to continue to grow my business and create friends.

loft and cellar

Photo via @prosocialites

What are your thoughts on Charlotte’s culinary scene?

The culinary scene is growing not just by brick and mortars, but by expanding our palettes which I feel is important as Charlotte grows into the major city category to contend with Atlanta or New York City.

What’s your day job?

I am a Lending Manager at Wells Fargo.

Favorite spot for date night dinner?

204 North. They are open for brunch, lunch, and dinner and since they are in the heart of Uptown you could even hit up other events possibly in walking distance.

204 north

Photo via @prosocialites

What restaurant have you been most excited about in 2018?

The newest rooftop hang out – Nuvolé.

What is one thing about you that your followers don’t know or wouldn’t guess?

I have a heightened sense of smell. I typically smell things seconds or minutes before others.

lorri lofton

Photo via @prosocialites

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Fried frog legs. I’m from Alabama. We fry everything down there.

What’s the strangest thing in your purse or in your home right now?

I carry a large purse with my planner, notebook, and often times laptop. Because of this, I have a smaller purse or clutch inside. So the strangest thing in my purse is another purse.

allie papajohn
Allie Papajohn is the creator and face-behind-the-food on EatDrinkCLT’s Instagram and blog. She is constantly thinking about her next delicious meal and enjoys spreading the word about Charlotte’s culinary scene.