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Matthew Davenport Fund Launched to Address Suicide and Addiction

New York, N.Y. Eight years ago today, I lost my best friend to suicide. Matt was a straight-A student and an extremely gifted musician. He was a loving son, a big brother, and a selfless friend. Unknown to many of those around him, he was also an individual who battled addiction.  In partnership with the […]

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6/6: Jim Luce Delivers Keynote Address at Wooster’s Lavender Celebration

Annual Galas. We have hosted annual galas every year since 2000. From the Yale, Harvard, and Princeton Clubs, to the Asia and Americas Society, to the National Arts Club and Indonesian and Sri Lankan Consulates. With His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a group of Japanese friends including Dr. Kazuko, in Bodhgaya, Bohar, India at the Kalachakra. […]

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5/6: Importance of Relationships thru Haiti and Lions Clubs

Relationships. Relationships are key to success in changing the world. Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney has been in my home and office, as I have been in hers. She and her husband attended our galas and I wrote his obituary when he died climbing Mt. Everest in The Huffington Post. Their daughter Virginia interned for us when she was at Princeton, and a […]

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3/6: From the Luce Family to the Lee Family, My First Gay Partner

Luce Family. Many of you did not grow up here and most of you are too young to know who Henry Luce was… Henry Luce, Jr. went to Yale in the 1920’s and with a friend there, founded Time magazine which became Time-Life and eventually AOL and CNN. Today, “Time Warner.” His nickname was “Harry” […]

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2/6: From AFS Exchange in Germany to College of Wooster Graduation

Connor Pond. Dad’s devotion to Ohio had its limits. After his divorce from my mom, he purchased a forty-acre tract in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where we built by hand a three-story home to enjoy summers and Christmases “in the woods.” He loved New England. If he had not remarried a woman from […]

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2/5: Jim Luce Delivers Keynote Address at Wooster’s Lavender Celebration

Connor Pond. Dad’s devotion to Ohio had its limits. After his divorce from my mom, he purchased a forty-acre tract in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where we built by hand a three-story home to enjoy summers and Christmases “in the woods.” He loved New England. If he had not remarried a woman from […]

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4/6: From Testing Positive in Early ’90’s to Dad’s Alzheimer’s, Death

Trust. I discovered after we parted ways that Kevin* had specifically targeted me to gain access to the Henry Luce Foundation. He had written about this before we even met in his Master’s dissertation at Yale. Looking back on our relationship after realizing that made me wonder how much of our love had been real. Today, […]

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1/6: Jim Luce Delivers Keynote Address at Wooster’s Lavender Celebration

Wooster, Ohio. Jim Luce delivered the Alumni Keynote Address at the College of Wooster LGBTQIA+ Lavender Celebration this week on the topic “Resilience.” Jim, a native of Ohio, graduated from the College of Wooster in 1982 with a B.A. in Cultural Area Studies: East Asia. He is set to receive an honorary Doctorate degree from The Caribbean […]

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