New York, N.Y. I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — at a reception on November 4 at an elegant Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up […]
By Sara Herbert-Galloway. New York, N.Y. John and Margo Catsimatidis, Francine LeFrak, and Pamela Newman hosted an exclusive reception at The Four Seasons Restaurant for Cherie Blair, champion of women’s right’s and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Cherie Blair was in New York while the United Nations was in session to raise […]
New York, N.Y. I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years. I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here). Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]
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 […]
New York, N.Y. Death. We don’t like to discuss it in America. Suicide, even less. Fifteen years ago, when my mother Frances Alleman-Luce, a psychologist, starved herself to death in my own home — in front of my own child — I could not bear to share the details of her passing. She told us […]
On this day, September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, aged 25, who passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. The fund is to assist young adults with mental health issues or developmental delays. The program will also provide impetus for promoting kindness around the world.
Bodhgaya, India. One of the highlights of my pilgrimage to India has been meeting Ranjan Kumar, founder and president of the Gyanjyoti Rural Development Welfare Trust. Ranjan is a 22-year-old Indian Hindu whose passion and education is rural development. He aspires to become a member of the national government here where he can help improve […]