Welcome Steve Ann Chambers—Vegan Outreach’s New President

  Steve Ann Chambers

By Jack Norris, Executive Director

I’m excited to announce that after serving as VO’s President since 1993, I am turning the role over to our newest team member, Steve Ann Chambers, Esq.

Steve Ann brings decades of experience in animal protection to Vegan Outreach. She served as the President of the Animal Legal Defense Fund from 1994 to 2007 and more recently as the Director of Philanthropy of the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

As the President of Vegan Outreach, Steve Ann will oversee the philanthropy department and work with me to assess, expand, and implement programs. I will remain the Executive Director.

Steve Ann is an attorney and lifelong animal advocate who was an early practitioner in the field of animal law. While serving as President of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), she was instrumental in the expansion of animal trust law, and established major donor and planned giving programs which helped give ALDF a permanent niche within animal protection.

Steve Ann went on to become the Director of Philanthropy at the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), where she built the major donor and planned giving programs. She also helped give birth to the HSLF Political Action Committee, growing it into the powerful political force it is today.

Steve Ann grew up in Iowa and then moved to Seattle, where she practiced law for a number of years before going to work full-time in animal protection. She’s the proud mother of two grown children and, with them, has fostered well over 100 cats. Steve Ann recently moved back to Iowa to care for her elderly mother.

Welcome, Steve Ann!


Gira Expo Conciencia Animal Event Outreach in Mexico

VO’s Mexico Outreach Coordinator, Emmanuel Marquez, and Mexico Campaigns & Spanish Media Coordinator, Katia Rodriguez, and volunteers had a successful day of Pay Per View outreach. Get all the details here.

PPV at Gira Expo Conciencia Animal


Australian Your Choice Booklet

VO has given our booklet for Australia and New Zealand an overhaul. The biggest change is that we went with a companion animal and a farmed animal on the front cover to get people thinking about how it makes no sense to eat some animals when we care so much for others. You can download the PDF here.

  Australian Your Choice  


Drizzle & Shine Vegan Boutique

Come meet Jean White, owner of an entirely vegan clothing and accessory boutique in Seattle, Washington.

  Jean White of Drizzle & Shine  


Conference on Animal Rights in Europe (CARE)

VO’s Director of Outreach, Victor Sjodin, will be sharing an important message at CARE. Get more details here.

  Conference on Animal Rights in Europe  


Pineapple Fried Rice

You won’t ever miss Chinese fried-rice takeout once you’ve given this homemade Pineapple Fried Rice a try!

Pineapple Fried Rice


3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Meet your newest addiction: 3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Recent Feedback

My mentor is great, always there when I need her. I follow her on Facebook and she updates constantly with informative articles and posts. Seriously, my mentor is awesome. I’m vegetarian, but am making more and more strides into a vegan lifestyle.

—CM, Corpus Christi, TX, 7/13/16

This photo [of Ely, JM, and Beccah, below] is from our outreach at Hope Volleyball Summerfest, a yearly volleyball event that raises money for local charities. We had an amazingly receptive crowd and the perfect crowd to hand out Compassionate Athlete booklets to.

—JM, Ottawa, ON, 7/16/16

Ely, JM, and Beccah at Hope Volleyball Summerfest


Upcoming Events

VegFest Colorado • July 23 – July 24 • Golden, CO
Join VO’s Director of Development, Lisa Rimmert, and Rocky Mountain Outreach Coordinator, Lori Stultz, for two days of delicious food and inspirational speakers. More info.

Vegan: Everyday Stories Movie Screenings

July 23 • Hamden, CT
July 23 • Gainesville, FL
July 28 • Keene, NH
August 4 • Fort Lauderdale, FL

This feature-length documentary about the lives of four everyday vegans will be screening in various cities across the US and in Bali, Indonesia, and Whistler, British Columbia. More info.

More upcoming events.


  Too sweet to eat  


Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.

All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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