"Think About It There Must Be A Higher Love!" 

The Great Compassion March

2008 - After a near-death experience and six months of amnesia in 2008, Frank Lane got to see life with an empty mind, a goal of his decades of meditation practice. He found Heaven Now. After years of deep introspection from the event, he vowed to give his remaining life to raising compassion for higher love. Thus, The Great Compassion March!


2015 - Formed COLAnow.org a non profit 501c3 for social good.  Produced an educational Public Service Announcement PSA called Help Save the Oceans with The Beach Boys! on the mitigation of water run-off pollution.  Distributed to major cities in the U.S. using licensed music from Universal Music featuring The Beach Boys: Catch a Wave music.


2016 - Driven by the universal notion Compassion is the operative philosophy for peace and kindness, his ambitious goal is for the largest march in history for compassion that is inclusive for all that hold compassion as sacred. 

Michelle Leonard
The Queen of Compassion and practices kindness in action. University Student studying human rights and prelaw. Actress, model, spokesperson, and activist for social causes of compassion.

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Susan Lane Leonard a successful leader for decades of the highly praised Susan Lane Model and Talent Agency. Based in Orange County California with international bookings and clients like Anheuser-Busch with event entertainment such as Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, and The Beach Boys.  Known for elite event planning and execution.

The Great Compassion march Team

Lisa Levinson is the Director of In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign, a trained movement therapist, museum exhibit designer, and mosaic artist. Lisa promotes self-care for animal activists through IDA’s Animal Activist Helpline and monthly online events. She also organizes local Vegan Spirituality Groups and regional retreats to explore veganism as a spiritual practice. For fun, Lisa develops exhibits for The Animal Museum. She co-founded Public Eye: Artists for Animals to teach compassion for animals through the arts and founded the Toad Detour to help migrating toads safely cross the road in Philly.

Judy Carman  is an animal rights, peace, and environmental activist since the ‘70’s. Judy Carman is the author of award winning Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken’s Soul; and co-author with Tina Volpe of The Missing Peace.  She is co-founder with Will and Madeleine Tuttle of Circleofcompassion.org and the Prayer Circle for Animals facebook.  She co-founded Animal Outreach of Kansas which brought an end to animal circuses in Douglas County.  She founded the Animals’ Peace Prayer Flag Project; assists Vegan Spirituality.com with events and is a member of the Advisory Council of Sustainable Activism, a project of In Defense of Animals. She is the 2014 winner of the Henry Spira Grassroots Animal Activist Award.  Her website is peacetoallbeings.com.  

Frank Lane - Executive Director

CEO of three multi-million dollar organizations from start-up, writer, video director, author, speaker, and inventor with multiple technology patents. A social entrepreneur to make the greatest difference in as many lives as possible. A dedicated and compassion-driven executive with a track record of birthing innovation for social benefit. Lives an Ahimsa lifestyle.

Author of Be In Heaven Now, about using the power of adversity for Greatness.  Vegan over 30 years. Email:info@TheGreatCompassionMarch.org

Rob Rappaport has more than 30 years Branding, Marketing, Advertising and Experiential Marketing experience, both traditional and digital, off and online. In these capacities, he was hands-on in all forms of production and media – film, video, music, and live events; supervising operations, including financial and human resources management. He has produced and creative directed hundreds of Fortune 500 Company large scale events for companies like Apple, Toyota, Honda, and McDonald’s, up to and including the launch of Windows 94 with Bill Gates and Jay Leno and the Official Handover Ceremony of Hong Kong back to China from Great Britain. 

Alan Dale is an Internet business and marketing expert with extensive knowledge and experience in business development. A visionary with leading-edge Internet technology and social media acumen. He also specializes in conscious and responsible business.

Conscious business in a larger degree implies that a business will seek to be conscious of its impact on the world in various spheres, and continue this inquiry over time. It is concerned with both its impact on a human’s inner and outer world as well as animal and environmental well-being.

As an IT expert, Alan has successfully providing computer software systems development for business information management for more than 42 years. Providing professional Information Technology consulting to General Motors, American Express, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Fox Broadcasting, and Warner Bros. as well as CTO/Internet Adviser for numerous other companies.

Alan has project managed and delivered many successful IT projects for local, state, and federal government agencies including; City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department, Department of Interior, Division of Employment, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Agriculture, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. He manages a team of 18 for his company, Los Angeles Web Design, and has consulted on and delivered thousands of web projects.

our leadership team

Jordan Vernik
​Event Director: - A Professional Organizer of Major Events.

​Born and raised in Philadelphia, I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. I began working for a non-profit called STAR Education where I developed a division called RockSTAR Music Education. Within a few years, RockSTAR rose above it's competitors and became the largest, most successful after-school music education program in California. RockSTAR has now grown to have a presence in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, New York City, and Nashville. 

While developing RockSTAR, I connected with a New York based Marketing company, The Awareness Group(TAG). I quickly helped solidify their partnerships with many Major TV Networks and Record Labels and became the West Coast Head of Marketing and Production. 

While working as both the Director of RockSTAR Music Education and West Coast Head of Marketing and Production at Radio Tag, I started to volunteer for Night On Broadway, the largest one-day arts and music festival in the country. Within this opportunity, I quickly rose to becoming the Asst. Festival Coordinator and through my team started a company and became CEO of Full-On Production. Full-On Production is now a full-on production, management, and business driving event and production company.

We dedicate The Great Compassion March to Saint Francis of Assisi as an example of compassion in action. The patron saint of all animals beseeches "Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace."  A soldier of non-violence (Ahimsa). Saint Francis teaches that our ability to love the least of God's creatures blesses us with the ability to love the diversity of creation. 

Foundation History

Ana Rothwell,  Entrepreneur and Producer with over 18 years of experience in business development.  Her specialties include design of sustainability and technology (STEAM) campaigns that build profit and empower youth.  She also specializes in film production,  strategic alliances, and marketing/public relations.  Ms. Rothwell has worked closely with Global leaders of Fortune 500 technology and entertainment industry to government and non profit agencies, including Warner Bros, AEG, Toshiba,  Tecnologico de Monterrey, World Bank Institute, United Nations, Volcom, etnies, California Department of Education, University California Irvine, Municipal Water District of Orange County, US Marine Corps – Camp Pendleton.

She is also the Founder and Director of the Leaders of Environmental Action Films (LEAF) project which empowers youth to be environmental leaders through the powerful art of film, music, fashion and technology.  LEAF has quickly grown to reach millions of youth globally with a powerful network of leaders working together to support the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit.  LEAF winners are now attending USC Film School and being hired as interns by the top global studios.

Her current projects include designing custom App challenges and workshops for Warner Bros TV and Toshiba to empower youth in STEM.