Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Polish Cultural Salon for All Opens in New York City

New York, N.Y.  I first met cultural icon Barbara Plewińska — “Basia” to her many friends in New York and around the world — after she passed recently from cancer.  I met her through the dozens of people I have encountered this summer who speak of her with such reverence and enthusiasm it seems as [...]

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World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow’s Leaders, Solving Today’s Issues

New York, N.Y.  Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation’s coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in philanthropy, including his signature fund within our foundation. Accepting the award at a gala at the law firm of Skadden Arps, 17-year old Isaac made an impassioned speech with [...]

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Friends of DeCosta Headley to Honor Humanitarians at Annual Dinner

New York, N.Y.  Many philanthropists toil and make personal sacrifices—with pleasure—because of their commitment to improving the lives of others.  Few realize the challenges and obstacles that some of us encounter in raising funds to support worthy causes.  So, it’s always a great feeling when someone acknowledges these efforts. I experienced such a moment a [...]

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Transcendental Meditation Helps U.S. Veterans Cope with Stress

By Lorraine Cancro, M.S.W., edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. In 2011, the filmmaker behind the movies Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive organized for his foundation to donate $1 million to launch Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW) in Los Angeles, an initiative to help 10,000 veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other war-related illnesses.  In 2011, Lynch [...]

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David Lynch Foundation Hosts Gala for Soldiers at Fort Hamilton

New York, N.Y.  Recently I had the privilege of attending an open-air gala at historic Fort Hamilton Army Garrison underneath the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn for the David Lynch Foundation‘s Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW) and the film Code 9: Officer Needs Assistance. Then, I heard first lady Michelle Obama mention Operation Warrior Wellness in her [...]

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Hip Hop Saves Lives’ Wan-Luv Summer Music Series in NYC

New York, N.Y. Summer in New York City is a special time with heat, rain – and outdoor festivals!  On July 26, the Wan-Luv 2012 Summer Music Series will present a “Pre Carnival des Fleurs” celebration at The Ritz Plaza Park on Times Square.  Sponsored by Stonehenge Properties and produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives, the festival will highlight Haitian music, [...]

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The Photo Studio: Global Family Album

Brooklyn, N.Y.  A picture speaks a thousand words.  An adage we have all heard too many times to count but understood the meaning of with our first picture taken or with every moment we look at an old photo and recall the emotions we felt when it was taken.  It is in these moments we [...]

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Mother-Daughter Duo Sketch 888 Taiwanese Faces

New York, N.Y. – I met the most amazing mother-daughter duo the other week. Americans, they were speaking at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY). They were explaining to an appreciative crowd of mostly Americans and Chinese how they had spent four months recently on the Isle of Formosa, sketching and [...]

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