Tag Archives: philanthropy

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

Percentage of Actor’s Anger Management Show Profits to Benefit Facility for Injured Troops in Bethesda, MD Los Angeles, CA.  Charlie Sheen has announced that he will donate 1% of the profits from his new FX show Anger Management to the USO, with the actor guaranteeing a minimum of $1 million and an unlimited cap on […]

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Viewpoint: Did I Donate to a Bad Charity?

Greenwich, CT.  Have you ever felt that nagging question: Did I donate to a bad charity???? The short answer is probably not. This question came up because a good friend stopped by a Cambodian NGO fundraiser recently and left a check for $500. They were surprised not to see me at this fundraiser; they know I […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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Greek Refugee Centers Overstretched as Arrivals Hit Half Million Mark

New York, N.Y. As the number of refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece hits half a million, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned today of continuing “chaos” at overburdened reception centers – possibly threatening to undo Europe’s recently-agreed relocation program – unless reception conditions in frontline islands are […]

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O.S.U. Swimmers vs. Kenyon to Benefit J. Luce Foundation’s Bauer Fund (Video)

Columbus, OH. The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men’s and Women’s Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio’s Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation’s best college swim programs. 2015-16 Swimming & Diving Video This meet will raise funds for cancer, including cancer affecting people living with […]

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At NASDAQ, Wells Fargo Gives Big Check to Operation Smile Founders

New York, N.Y.  I have known — and written about — the good work of our friends at Wells Fargo for years. I caught up with them again last week at NASDAQ on Times Square. I was not surprised to learn that they are continuing to create meaningful partnerships that benefit the South Asian community. […]

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Lambda Chi Alpha in Ohio Busts Pumpkins for J. Luce Foundation

Marietta, OH. The men of the Marietta College chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity — John Moore, Matthew Unkefer, Shaun Stoner, Edward Tarbay, Joshua Kertes, Karl Ni, Ryan Vlachos, Jacob Hill, Andrew Bukala, Joshua Nider, Ronald Cantrell, Jr., and Austin Klintworth — will be hosting their second annual Pumpkin Bust on October 31st. . […]

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J. Luce Foundation Announces New Fellows from Marietta College

New York, N.Y. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation has announced this week that six Marietta College students have been chosen as 2015-16 J. Luce Fellows. These are: Mandee Young (Soph., Advertising & Public Relations), Amanda Davis (Soph., International Business, Economics), Matthew Johnson (Fresh., International Leadership Studies, Spanish), Rylie Wahl (Fresh., Undecided), McKenzie Fleeman (Fresh., […]

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$8.5 Million Dollhouse Amps Up ‘Holiday Under The Stars’

World AIDS Day: UNICEF Urges More Investment, Access to Treatment

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Herba-Lite: Pot for the Middle Aged!

Purchases Abroad Take Up Growing Portion of Chinese Luxury Spending 

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