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World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow’s Leaders, Solving Today’s Issues

New York, N.Y.  Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation’s coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in philanthropy, including his signature fund within our foundation. Accepting the award at a gala at the law firm of Skadden Arps, 17-year old Isaac made an impassioned speech with […]

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Teen Philanthropist Outlines Steps To Making A Difference

By Isaac J. Kassin, edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. This world is enormous: Planet Earth has approximately seven billion humans like you inhabiting it.  You are only one, miniscule human living on this large, crowded planet; how can you possibly make a difference?  How can you be heard? If I were to illustrate […]

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Youth Leader on Philanthropy – Giving Back, Launching Global Fund

By Isaac Kassin, Edited by Jim Luce New York, NY. It is very difficult to succeed in our world today.  Standards are significantly higher, and for one to be self-satisfied, a copious amount of strenuous work is required.  A businessman may be self-satisfied when his paycheck reaches six digits.  A doctor may be self-satisfied when […]

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Small Town America Rallies for Both Haiti and Japan

New York, NY. Across New York State – indeed, the U.S. – small towns continue to rally for Haiti – and now are doing what they can for Japan. From bake sales to walk-a-thons, flea markets to art auctions, local community events continue to be planned for both sets of earthquake victims on different ends […]

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Small Organization with Big Vision for Haiti

Berlin, Germany. Humanity 4 Haitian Development (H4HD) is a small organization with a big vision for Haiti. Founded by Marie-Andrée Barthélémy to help those affected by the earthquake of 2010, H4HD operates with an aim to better the quality of life for Haitians through facilitating and assisting in the development of rural and urban communities. […]

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The Philanthropic Initiative Launches Center for Global Philanthropy

Ellen Remmer (center) helped launch the first ever Women’s Fund for Ireland in Dublin. To improve the understanding of global philanthropy, WINGS (Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support) has engaged TPI to undertake an examination of institutional philanthropy which will include global and regional trends as well as profiles of organized philanthropy in over 25 countries. […]

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I Was Happy Because We Did Not Die

Jacmel, Haiti. As I sit in the front yard of the orphanage we founded in 2002, surrounded by our twelve laughing children, combing my strange hair, touching my funny legs, comparing their tiny hands to my giant ones, I wonder how I can quantify the electric pulses of love flowing from these kids? How do […]

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