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Meet Japanese Grandmother of Tibetan Orphanage in India

Tawang, India. I first met Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura, OMD, at a Christie’s benefit for Tibet House at Rockefeller Center in 2010. We began to chat about Japan, where I had once studied, as well as Tibet and the many Tibetans living along the Chinese border in India. What captured my attention was that she had […]

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Transformation Fund for Leadership Education Launched by Foundation

New York, N.Y. The Transformation Fund of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation offers individuals anywhere in the world the opportunity to introduce themselves to Transformational Education. Specifically, to be granted post-deposit tuition for transformational learning in exchange for 40 hours of community service with a local charity. The fund was created by foundation Board member […]

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Fountain House Symposium Sheds Light On Anxiety

New York, N.Y. More than 600 attendees convened at The Pierre on May 6 for the annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, which over the past 16 years has become New York’s premier lay forum addressing issues of serious mental illness. This year’s topic was The Anxiety Epidemic: New Research • New Insights. Elizabeth Vargas […]

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First Female President Appointed at New York Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond Appointed as First Female President of New York Theological Seminary New York, N.Y.  New York Theological Seminary’s (N.Y.T.S.) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond as its new president. Dr. Walrond brings more than two decades of leadership in academia and ministry that will help shape new and […]

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Visiting Scholar Appointed to Jamaican Leadership Centre

New York, N.Y. The first visiting professor to The James Jay Dudley Luce Leadership Centre at Caribbean Maritime University has been appointed today, German national Malko Ebers of New York. Founded this month, The Luce Leadership Centre @CMU has been developed to support the students on campus in Kingston, as well as for Young Global Leaders […]

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Bauer Fund Highlighted as Suicide Continues to Stalk America

New York, N.Y. My beloved mother committed suicide. My good friend’s son Grant Bauer committed suicide. Celebrities commit suicide. There is an epidemic stalking America that snuffs out lives young and old, rich and poor, famous and not. None of us or our families are completely immune. American celebrity chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain […]

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This NYC Startup is Shaping the Next Generation of Young Leaders

New York, N.Y. What happens when you drop out of college to start your own company — and are looking to make an impact? Inspire college students, according to Isaac J. Kassin, 2012 Luce Leader and co-founder at Exeq. Isaac, who left school (though promises to return someday) after a short stint at NYU Stern, […]

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From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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