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The first steps on a long road to a more equitable future

These unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions, so we're trying something new: a venture studio approach to social impact. Legacy was conceived in early 2020, from a sincere desire to live in a fairer and kinder world. By testing and scaling initiatives rooted in culture and community, we hope to foster connections across ideological divides and empower civic participation. We each have a role to play in forging a better tomorrow, and at Legacy, we believe that fostering thriving communities—built on equality, empathy, and truth—is the best place to start.

Led by Founder/CEO & Chief Creative Payam Shohadai, along with COO Grady Gamble, we’re assembling a team to create the content, technology, and products to support these causes.

Meet Kate Glantz

Kate is the Head of Social Impact at Luma Legacy. Over the last 13 years, she’s developed a track record of creating vibrant, breakthrough social impact partnerships, programs, and campaigns. She previously served as the Senior Director for Economic Opportunity and Empowerment at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, overseeing business-led coalitions to advance economic opportunities and equality for marginalized communities.

Prior to that, she led regional social impact efforts at Lyft, where she created and scaled philanthropic initiatives across the United States and Canada. Before moving into the private sector, Kate worked on public health initiatives for the U.S. government, including at the Department of State, Centers for Disease Control, and serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania and Senegal.

Kate Glantz

Head of Social Impact

Nothing brings me more joy than connecting people to each other and to opportunity.