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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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Dwayne Spencer Heads Habitat for Humanity in Memphis

Memphis, TN. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ President and C.E.O. Dwayne Spencer has worked in nonprofit management for 22 years and has led Memphis Habitat for 14 years. He has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change while maintaining and improving organizational practices, polices and strategies, which have effectively contributed […]

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Habitat for Humanity International Appoints Tjada D’Oyen McKenna

Atlanta, GA. Habitat for Humanity International is pleased to welcome Tjada D’Oyen McKenna as the global housing ministry’s chief operating officer. McKenna will begin her new role with the organization Nov. 2. Tjada D’Oyen McKenna joins Habitat for Humanity International as C.O.O. McKenna was most recently the deputy coordinator of development for Feed the Future, […]

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He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

Washington, D.C. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others. […]

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Queen Hailed: “Living Symbol of Grace, Constancy, Dignity”

New York, NY. Addressing the United Nations here in New York for the first time in more than 50 years, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II lauded the world body for its many achievements.   She encouraged the U.N. to continue playing its lead role in the cause of peace and prosperity for all. “In my lifetime, […]

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2015 Global Luce Leader Receives Congressional Commendation

Greenwich, CT.  This was the announcement from NEWS 12 CT: Alana Galloway, a 17-year old, was honored in Bridgeport, CT today (March 1, 2015) for building awareness about human trafficking, bullying and teen suicide. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Alana Galloway, Sara Herbert-Galloway, Frank Recchia News 12 CT. Photo: Herbertcollection. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Bridgeport, […]

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Focus on a Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, MD. Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation’s coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award for his work in encouraging student youth leadership across the world through his non-profit, World Youth Initiative (WYI). He will attend the J. Luce Foundation Awards Reception on February 26 at the Sri Lanka Embassy […]

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Herba-Lite: Pot for the Middle Aged!

Purchases Abroad Take Up Growing Portion of Chinese Luxury Spending 

Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

From 2012: Charlie Sheen Gives USO $1 Million – Biggest in its History

China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights