J. Luce Foundation Announces Bauer Fund on Anniversary

On this day, September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, aged 25, who passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. The fund is to assist young adults with mental health issues or developmental delays. The program will also provide impetus for promoting kindness around the world.

New York, N.Y.  On this day, September 5, 2015, The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, son of Dr. William M. Bauer, his wife Mary Ella, and sister Madison.

IMG_2120The ever-optimistic Grant Bauer.

Grant, aged 25, passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. Grant touched the lives of many people during his quarter of century of life on earth. He was passionate about reading, music, movies, education – and, like his father, the sport of competitive swimming.
Those who knew this young man, knew he would go the “extra mile” to help a person with a disability, listen to a person in need and pay for others’ meals (even if it was his last dime). Grant graduated from Marietta College in 2012 with a degree in Mass Media.

IMG_2122Siblings Maddie and Grant Bauer.

The focus of The Bauer Fund will be to provide microgrants, scholarships, stipends or research monies to assist young adults with mental health issues or developmental delays. The program will also provide impetus for promoting kindness around the world by assisting people with endeavors to make the world a better place.

Award recipients will be announced on Grant Day (September 5th each year). We hereby designate “Grant” Day to stand for “Genuine Respectful Actions Never Terminate.” This day around the world will be recognized with Random Acts of Kindness (RAK’s).

IMG_2123 Siblings Maddie and Grant Bauer as children at play.

Tax-deductible contributions may be made this Fund on-line at http://tinyurl.com/k7qa4wj. Please note “Bauer Fund.” Checks may be made payable to the J. Luce Foundation, memo’d Bauer Fund, and mailed to 540 Main Street #418, New York, N.Y. 10044.

IMG_2119Dr. William Bauer, a professor of education at Marietta College, with son Grant.

Dr. William Bauer, a professor of education at Marietta College, was high school classmates with Jim Luce and now serves as Vice President of the J. Luce Foundation. Bill worked as the director of Ewing School when Jim’s mother, Frances Alleman-Luce, was president of its Board.

Messages Image(1270070627)Bill Bauer and Jim Luce speaking at Marietta College, Ohio, Spring 2015.

The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. (www.lucefoundation.org) was founded in New York State in 2009, inspired by college professor Stanford Livingston Luce, Jr. of Miami University who passed away in 2007. It works frequently in the fields of Arts, Education, and Orphan Care.

The J. Luce Foundation, Supporting Young Global Leadership, has entered a partnership with Marietta College (see: https://webapps.marietta.edu/~lead/?q=node%2F300).

IMG_2121Grant Bauer.

The J. Luce Foundation is an IRS 50(c)3 organization registered with the N.Y.S. Department of Charities.

The J. Luce Foundation notes that September 5 is also designated by the United Nations as International Day, a day when the Secretary-General calls on people everywhere to act charitably in the face of human suffering. Grant would approve.

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The Editors
The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org). There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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