About the Lisa Shapiro Awards
The Lisa Shapiro Awards, named in memory of Lisa Shapiro, an Unsung Hero for animals who passed away in June 2015 at the age of 50, acknowledges the quiet superheroes of the Global Animal Advocacy Movement: people who work humbly behind the scenes, creating a world where animals do not have to suffer at the hands of humans. We believe that by acknowledging individual action, we will uplift the love, commitment, and hard work being done on behalf of animals every day, in every corner of the world.
Lisa’s legacy includes organizing hundreds of vegan events in her community and beyond, building and promoting vegan lifestyle brands, and inspiring and mentoring hundreds of new vegans over her decades of activism.
Recognize Extraordinary Activists
Recognize extraordinary activists who work behind the scenes in animal rights by gifting no-strings-attached $2500 awards (in addition to a $250 donation made in honor to any animal charity of their choice) to help them uplift their voices and claim their power as activists
Acknowledge Selfless Actions
Demonstrate commitment to these “unsung heroes” in the animal rights movement by acknowledging their selfless actions on behalf of animals