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.
With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y. While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]
New York, N.Y. The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening and a stellar success in aiding in the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The Pierre was the stunning setting for this year’s event as hundreds of New York’s notables turned out […]
Washington, D.C. President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]
New York, N.Y. As I drove to the stadium April 6th, in anticipation of Opening Day of the New York Yankees 2015 Season, I felt a bittersweet mixture of excitement and remorse, realizing that Derek Jeter would not be there. Like many fans, I always made sure to watch the Captain at bat and enjoyed […]
By Jim Luce with Mitzi Perdue. Name a person who wouldn’t like to find true love and a soul mate? Lorraine Silvetz nee Cancro and her new husband, Dr. Robert Silvetz are among the lucky ones who’ve done just that, but who could have guessed what it took for them to find each other? True […]
By Mitzi Perdue, edited by Jim Luce. Huntington, N.Y. Lorraine Silvetz, formerly Lorraine Cancro, didn’t use Match.com or another Internet dating site to find the love of her life. Instead, she found her husband and soul mate when she was looking for something entirely different, the quest to help relieve the suffering of those experiencing […]
New York, N.Y. Honoring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials today mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and resources to implement laws and standards designed to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the UN Human Rights […]