Yvonne LeGrice: VO’s Newest Board Member!
We’d like to give a warm welcome to our newest Board Member, Yvonne LeGrice!
Yvonne credits Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation for making her an instant vegan in 1996. She has enthusiastically supported Vegan Outreach since 2005, and started leafleting in 2007. To date, Yvonne has handed out over 97,400 booklets to students at 64 different schools, and has generously contributed to VO campaigns and projects like Team Vegan, the Compassionate Athlete booklet, and research to study the effectiveness of some leaflets. As if that weren’t enough, Yvonne runs our Guide request follow-up program, reaching out to those who order our Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating, to find out how things are going and invite them to connect with a Vegan Mentor.
With an MS in Physics from North Carolina State University, Yvonne spent the first part of her working life as a process engineer in the semiconductor industry. She has slowly transitioned to volunteering full-time for animal-related organizations, gaining skills in nonprofit accounting, fundraising, and outreach.
Originally from North Carolina, Yvonne currently lives in Southern California, where she enjoys hiking and camping in the desert, spending time with her wonderful husband and herd of cats, and searching local restaurants for the spiciest vegan food she can find.
|Above is Yvonne with VO Mexico Outreach Coordinator, Emmanuel Marquez, VO Senior Outreach & Strategy Coordinator, Vic Sjodin, and VO intern Carlos Contreras.
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Great to have John Sakars return to me from Vegas. He recruited one of his internet contacts, Chris Siegel [right], to join today. Chris was lovely and really took to leafleting. Together, we reached more than 2,000 students at Long Beach City College.
I met Denzel [right] – we spoke for a long time; he’s all about going vegan after reading the booklet. I also spoke to Gianpiero for over 20 minutes – he said it was a profound experience, talking with me and reading the booklet; he is well on his way and was telling me what he was going to say to his wife, and that he may join the VO mentor program. I had more than a half dozen other conversations – it’s so good to be able to speak to people in person – it’s one of the things I love most about Vegan Outreach on the pavement.
Another epic thing about this school is the long wait at the crosswalk where there are six lanes of traffic and a little island. I think the light changes every three minutes, so of course many read the booklets while waiting – many times I saw 10, 15, 18 reading. Bonus.
Really fantastic day that made me feel happy to be alive and thankful to be doing outreach. John is a real soldier and loves to leaflet.
—Vic Sjodin, 2/25/15
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