As part of Venable’s broader efforts to advance economic, racial, and gender equality, we are inviting our professionals to share their thoughts about the people, historical and living, whose commitment to furthering social justice has most inspired them. Among those our colleagues have highlighted thus far are remarkable activists ranging from the abolitionist Frederick Douglass to LGBTQ advocate Evan Wolfson. Others named groundbreaking writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and environmentalists like Nalini Nadkarni, along with thinkers, academics, and spiritual leaders as those who most changed their worldview.
Our campaign also features grantees of the Venable Foundation that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the communities they serve. These extraordinary organizations and individuals remind us that no matter how dark the present can seem, taking positive action now will make the future that much brighter. We hope our campaign inspires you as much as it has us.