Tag Archives: philanthropy

Honoring Young Leaders and Humanitarians at U.N. Mission

New York, N.Y.  Fifteen years ago, I began a journey of unknown destination. Last week, we celebrated that journey — and the many people who have journeyed with us. Many destinations — Haiti, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Cuba – have become apparent over the years, as has our focus on the arts, education and orphan […]

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Foundation Honors Today’s Humanitarians, Tomorrow’s Leaders

The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation has in just five years made an incredible impact in developing our greatest resource – our young future global leaders. This year, The Foundation in conjunction with Orphans International Worldwide will bestow honors on both the leaders of tomorrow and a unique group of humanitarians of today at a special awards reception at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, 820 Second Avenue between 43rd & 44th Streets, New York, 10017, Thursday February 26, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.

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Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Philanthropist Frank Perdue

Salisbury, MD.  I grew up with my family watching Frank Perdue on TV and eating his chicken once a week, the first corporate executive to market his own product. He was a warm man, but I did not really know him. Now, thanks to his widow, Mitzi Perdue, and her new book Tough Man, Tender Chicken, […]

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In New York, Fountain Gallery Wows Crowd at “Mad About Art”

New York, N.Y.  I recently caught up with my friends from Fountain Gallery at Mad About Art, the Gallery’s Annual Art Auction and Benefit, held this year at the Waterfront. More than 400 guests turned out for this gala evening in support of Fountain Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists with mental illness. […]

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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013’s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote […]

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Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby. Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor. At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe you have […]

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Hillary Clinton, Bette Midler, Michael Kors at God’s Love Gala

New York, N.Y.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was presented with the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service by Michael Kors and Anna Wintour. Upon receiving her award, Clinton spoke about the unique quality of Americans to solve problems as a community and the increased importance of giving in this time […]

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Indian Philanthropist Gives Rotary $1 Million to Help End Polio

Chicago, IL.  Indian philanthropist and businesswoman Rajashree Birla has announced a new gift of US$1 million to Rotary to help eradicate polio. The gift brings her total contributions to the Rotary effort to more than $7.2 million. What’s more, this gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3 […]

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U.N. to Unveil Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

U.N.: Palestinian Conflict Continues to Destroy Human Life, Dignity

World Water Day 2015: Pursuit of Better Water Access for All

Obama Hosts White House Student Film Festival

U.N.: Learning Lessons of Intolerance Critical to Ridding Racism

U.N. Chief Calls for Efforts to ‘Fill World with Happiness’