Tag Archives: Social Responsibility

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas

New York, N.Y. Leadership. The ability to motivate others towards a common goal. When coupled with a charity or philanthropy, the art of connecting with others to better humanity. This has been our objective since founding Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) in 1999, ‘raising global leaders.’ And it continued in 2008 with the launch of the J. […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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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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Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Europe ‘Falling Between Cracks’

May: Great Month to Celebrate Military, Honor Invisible War Injuries

Savvy Travelers CEO Tina Aldatz to be Honored as Woman of the Year

Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

EOD Warrior Foundation Partners with the UK Felix Fund to Raise Money for EOD Warriors and Their Families

Wow-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts

Credit Clara Kasavina