There are many ways to help!

Indy VegFest is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, run completely by volunteers; therefore all of your money will contribute directly to the operating expenses associated with the 2017 VegFest. We are committed to keeping admission to the event free of charge, as our mission is to educate the public about the compassionate, environmental, and health facets of a vegan lifestyle. In addition to a large annual event, we have year-round educational activities planned, such as free plant-based cooking classes led by Indy-area chefs. There is a great deal of work to be done, and we are excited for what 2017 will bring!


Indy VegFest is a 501(c)(3) organization. Making a tax-deductible donation through our PayPal account helps Indy VegFest 2017 to be a free event that extends our message of compassion and wellness to the largest possible audience.

We are seeking both in-kind and monetary donations. We’re striving to make Indy VegFest an enjoyable experience for everyone and every little bit of support counts. If you are a vegan company or organization, or a company or organization with vegan products, and you would like to make an in-kind donation, please send us an email at with the word “Donation(s)” in the subject line. If you would like to donate cash, please use our PayPal link by pressing the MAKE A DONATION button below. All donations are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Donor Level
VegFest Friends 1
$1.00 to $49.99
Name printed on VegFest program and social media shoutout
VegFest Friends 2
$50.00 to $99.99
All of the above, plus 20 restaurant thank you cards and card case
VegFest Advocates
$100.00 to $299.99
All of the above, plus name on website and a VEGAN t-shirt (while supplies last)
VegFest Ambassadors
$300.00 to $499.99
All of the above, plus guaranteed goody bag day of the event (otherwise reserved for first 250 guests through the door)
VegFest Champions
$500.00 and greater
All of the above, plus reserved front-row seating for event speakers for you and up to 4 additional guests
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Thank you to our donors:

VegFest Ambassadors
Pratik Jain

VegFest Advocates
Kathy Arensman
Andrew Hibdon
Louise McMillan
Ari Shifron
Derek Watson

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Our Mission

Indy VegFest, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the public’s acceptance of the compassionate, environmental and health facets of a vegan lifestyle through an annual event and year-round outreach and education opportunities.



Increase acceptance of the compassionate, environmental and health facets of a vegan lifestyle through outreach and education.


To become Indiana’s largest annual event celebrating and educating the public about plant-based lifestyles.


VegFest 2017 offers a forum to engage the omnivore public in transparent communication aimed at educating, promoting and providing resources for those interested in the compassionate, environmental and health facets of a plant-based lifestyle.


Demonstrate compassion for all living beings.

Embrace the diversity of all individuals seeking information.

Educate the wider community using a variety of academic research, facts and statistics, as well as compelling storytelling, images and engagement.

Create unity within the vegan community by embracing the many reasons people choose vegan lifestyles and the variety of plant-based lifestyles that exist within the larger community.


If you would like to volunteer at the 2017 Indy VegFest, drop us a line! We need several volunteers for the event itself, but the behind-the-scenes planning occurs year-round. If you have a background in volunteer work, let us know. If not that's OK, too! There is plenty of work to be done and we have a spot for everyone. If you are interested, just fill out the form below. By filling out the form, you are agreeing to adhere to all aspects of our Values Statement in our About section.

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