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

New York, N.Y. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (website/Facebook), in cooperation with the J. Luce Foundation (website/Facebook), Orphans International Worldwide (website/Facebook), and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook), maintains this calendar of events for New York City.

All events are open to the public for free/fee and take place in NYC unless otherwise noted.


Sat., March 24, 2018 (tbd)
40th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations
More than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests will gather
at the U.N. for the 40th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations
to discuss peace and gender equality. See: Website

Sat., March 24, 2018 (2:00-4:00pm)
Young Global Leadership Initiative Orientation
Will be held at main office of The J. Luce Foundation at 540 Main St., #418, N.Y. The orientation is an introduction to the Young Global Leadership (YGL) Initiative for Boy Scout members. Apply for our YGL Initiative here:


Fri., April 6 – 7
2018 McDonough Leadership Conference – Marietta College
The conference invite participants to consider “The Collaborative Side of Leadership.” How can effective leadership both drive and benefit from collaboration, not only with team members, but also across cultures, experiences, generations, industries, and more? There is no registration fee to attend this conference. See: Website

Wed., April 11 (6:00-7:00pm)
Global Advisor Seminar: Financial Literary
The seminar is hosted by Ms. Bibi Ali, Branch Manager of Amalgamated Bank to provide training on personal financial management for J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leaders.

Wed., April 13 (tbd)
Global Advisor Seminar: An Overview of Immigration Laws and The Paths to Legal Status for Youth
Prof. Lenni B. Benson will be hosting a seminar for the James Jay Dudley Luce foundation’s Young Global Leaders with immigration issues for legal assessment and adjudication. Prof. Benson is a Professor of Law at New York Law School, past adjunct professor at Columbia University teaching both immigration and refugee law, and is Founder, Director and Senior Advisor of the Safe Passage Project in New York City.


Sat., April 21 (12:00-5:00pm)
Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival 2018
Japanese Cultural Performances, Fair, Food, Tea Ceremony and Picnics under the Cherry Blossoms at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. See: Facebook



Fri., May 11, 2018 (tbd)
Global Advisor Seminar: Lions Club International Foundation
Mr. Peter Pergolis, former District Governor of Lions Club International Dist. 20-R2, as our guest speaker for a seminar (Facebook) on the mission and history of Lions Club, as well as its impact on empowering and connecting global leaders in community services.

Sun., May 20
AIDS Walk NYC with J. Luce Foundation Leadership Team
Join the J. Luce Foundation in the AIDS Walk New York. Jim Luce first
walked 25 years ago. Join him as our team raises funds for this vital effort!

June 2018 – free!
March with the J. Luce Foundation Leaders in NYC Pride Parade
JOIN US! The J. Luce Foundation marches for the first time in honor of our
brothers and sisters slaughtered in Orlando. Our Foundation affirms Human
Rights, and LGBTQ Rights ARE Human Rights! Biggest Pride Parade in the
world, beginning at 36th St. & Fifth Ave. – ending at Christopher & Greenwich.

Thurs., July 5-19
J. Luce Leadership Experience – Breaking Walls 2018 Santiago
The seventh annual global Boot Camp will bring together 42 young people
from Amman, Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit,
Warsaw and Santiago for 14-days to write about issues of self awareness,
the thirst for truth, and shaping an accepting, peaceful world.
$2,500 per person (accommodations, travels, and meals)

Tue., July 24 (6:00-9:00pm)
Orphans International Bon Voyage Potluck Dinner
Will be held possibly at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, New York as a bon voyage party for young global leaders of The J. Luce Foundation and MAESA participating in the Luce Leadership Experience 2018: Indonesia. Ticket: $20.


Fri., July 6
Global Birthday Celebration for H.H. the Dalai Lama’s 83rd BD
Join us, get to know one another, celebrate, and share our deep collective gratitude
for this remarkable human being who has tirelessly worked for world peace and
taught us how to develop compassion for all sentient beings. Ballroom of
JW Marriott, Essex House at 160 Central Park South, NYC. $180 per person.
Join the J. Luce Foundation (3) tables for only $80 per person –
pay $80 online here! (
Celebration dinner sponsored by Tibet House, Tibet Fund, Gaia Holistic with
support from Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW).

August 2018
J. Luce Leadership Experience – Jakarta & Sulawesi

Visiting the children, now college students, from the first home
of Orphans International Worldwide in Indonesia 18 years ago
(website/Facebook)! $2,950 per person (double occupancy) + airfare.



Sept. 11, 2018 (6:00pm-10:00pm)
Manjushree Dinner Gala Celebrating Dr. Kazuko at Eighty!
The Manjushree Endowment Fund (Facebook) celebrates its second
anniversary with a special dinner at Tibet House, at 22 West 15h Street, NYC. $153

Contributions to the Foundation may be made online at Contributions to OIWW at Checks payable to either may be sent to 540 Main Street #418, New York, N.Y. 10044. Entrance/activity fees may purchased the same way; kindly memo which event the payment is for.

Much goes into each of our events – usually with assistance from members of the New York Global Leaders Lions Club whose mission is to support the work of The J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide.

Please note that our New York Global Leaders Lions Club (NYGLLC) now has 35 members – you are welcome to join us! Email

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