Tag Archives: Social Responsibility

My Mother: “God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!”

New York, N.Y.  My mother’s words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I felt having experienced the Dicksonian conditions of the orphanage where I found my infant son Mathew in Indonesia. The warehouse institution was crib-to-worn-out-crib of children dressed […]

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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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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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RUSH: Russell Simmons Family Supporting the Arts in New York

With Alana Galloway. New York, N.Y.  I first met Russell Simmons several years ago at the United Nations. We chatted about meditation and the earthquake in Haiti. I was inspired by his work and honored to be invited to his Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon last spring at the Plaza on Fifth Avenue with one of […]

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On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates with Foundation

With Ryan D. Turnewitsch 1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world – or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so. The author receiving Marietta College’s prestigious McDonough Award for Excellence in […]

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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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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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At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights ‘NGO GlobalPay’

New York, N.Y.  I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO Hikmet Ersek who I met last year at CGI, and Luella Chavez D’Angelo who I have interviewed in the past (piece). It was at last year’s breakfast I […]

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Herba-Lite: Pot for the Middle Aged!

Purchases Abroad Take Up Growing Portion of Chinese Luxury Spending 

Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

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

China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights