Orphans International Worldwide 6th Annual Benefit with Peter Yarrow

New York, N.Y.  Peter was everything we had hoped for and more. I was honored to receive U.S. Congressional recognition initiated by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and Peter was delighted with his letter of support from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Peter auctioned off the autographed Peter, Paul & Mary guitars donated by Martin Guitars, and the Wynton Marsalis autographed trumpet donated by SAM ASH, INC. Our Board President Don Hoskins and his wife Carol Hoskins received the Orphans International Worldwide 2007 Volunteer of the Yerar Award.We have already raised $40,000 from the benefit for our kids “ with more checks coming in daily! Watch the Jewish Post for Gloria Starr Kin’s photographs, and expect coverage from The Main Street WIRE and editor Dick Lutz’s photos. We appreciated the presence of Ambassador Erasmo Lara-Peña of the Dominican Republic and Ambassador Nathaniel Barnes of Liberia, Jean-Jacques de Saint Andrieu representing our corporate sponsor, Air France, and good friends from BASF such as Douglas Reid-Green. I didn’t realize it at the time, but we also had representatives from Parenting Magazine, USA Today, the Huffington Post, and NPR… expect a story in the New York Times in two weeks!

Originally published in Blogspot, November 03, 2007.

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Jim Luce (www.lucefoundation.org) writes and speaks on Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. Bringing 26 years management experience within both investment banking and the non-profit sector, Jim has worked for Daiwa Bank, Merrill Lynch, a spin-off of Lazard Freres, and two not-for profit organizations and a foundation he founded. As Founder & CEO of Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org), he is working with a strong network of committed professionals to build interfaith, interracial, Internet-connected orphanages in Haiti and Indonesia, and creating a new, family-care model for orphans in Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

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