Nov/Dec 2011 Volunteer Spotlight: Ron Landskroner

By Kimberly Dreher, VegFund Program Director

Ron advocates for animals and a more sustainable, healthy, harmonious, sane, and compassionate world.  After living as a vegetarian for almost two decades, he recently transitioned to veganism.  His continuing goal is to help people connect the dots of our myriad societal problems while simultaneously endeavoring to put both individuals and groups in touch with each other.  To that end, Ron has volunteered with a number of organizations.

Ron serves as an advisor for the Jewish Vegetarians of North America newsletter and helped promote the video, A Sacred Duty. He also helped spread the word aboutVegucated and is assisting Dr. Melanie Joy with the establishment of an organization that provides support to current and aspiring vegans.  Additionally, he is serving as an intern with Dr. Michael Greger, helping categorize and organize material for the new website, as well as assisting with promotion and publicity.

Recently, despite his busy schedule, Ron committed over 200 hours to compile a comprehensive list of animal-rights related college groups.  This list enabled VegFund to reach out to students across the country and inform them of our programs.  It’s been an honor to work with Ron, and it is with great pleasure that we recognize him as our volunteer of the month.

Sept/Oct 2011 Volunteer Spotlight: Prabhat Gautam

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By Kimberly Dreher, VegFund Program Director

Prabhat is a human and animal rights activist.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the L.A. Veg Society and Towards Freedom, serves on the Fur Free West HollywoodCommittee, and is the Founder and CEO of Positive Television, which brings together celebrities to talk about their favorite causes and charities.  Prabhat is currently working with Carolyn Mullen and Patty Shenker on opening the world’s first animal rights museum, which will be located in Los Angeles.  Prabhat’s biggest passion is humane education, and anytime there is a large vegan event taking place in L.A., there’s a good chance that Prabhat helped make it happen.

Recently, despite his busy schedule, Prabhat committed over 200 hours to help categorize videos for VegFund’s newest project, VegVids.com.  It’s been an honor to work with Prabhat, and it is with great pleasure that we recognize him as our volunteer of the month.