Tag Archives: Gates Foundation

J. Luce Foundation Announces First ‘Luce 24 Under 24’ Awards

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation is pleased to announce, on its 20th anniversary, the launch of the “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards. The inaugural list of winners will be released by our philanthropy in June, 2019. The foundation’s mission is Supporting Young Global Leaders. Evin Floyd Robinson, co-founder of New York on Tech, receiving the  […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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U.N., Gates Foundation Present Vision for Eradicating Malaria

New York, N.Y.  A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute. Children surrounded […]

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World News Digest: April 19, 2013

U.N. and Partners Call Attention to Challenges Preventing Global Immunization U.N. agencies and global health organizations called attention yesterday to the urgent need to improve delivery of vaccines and to communicate clearly the importance of immunization. They released a statement ahead of World Immunization Week. “We have seen some major advances in the development and […]

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Gates Foundation’s Ignacio Mas On eFinance in the Developing World

Madrid, Spain.  Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.  Ignacio was one of the primary representatives of the Gates Foundation at this global trade show with over 49,000 […]

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Asia Society’s President on Global Citizens Like Barack Obama

New York, N.Y.  “As Americans, we have the unfortunate idea that we should and need to learn more about the world, but it’s not a priority.   “We get to it when we can, which is seldom,” said Dr. Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society.  So began an interview with a brilliant woman who […]

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Itzhak Perlman to Perform at Lincoln Center to Help Rotary Eradicate Polio

New York, N.Y.  “Polio is only a plane ride away.”  So began my sobering interview with Carol Pandak, Manager of PolioPlus for Rotary International about polio, a crippling and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in Africa and Asia (video).  People in 125 countries had polio in 1985 – today only four.  Good news, no?  But the four […]

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Embracing Family Care For Orphans

New York, N.Y.  Ten years ago I envisioned helping orphans in the developing world by building small homes and hiring houseparents. It seemed obvious that the key to proper care for orphaned children was a strong substitute family. So I put my money where my mouth was and founded Orphans International (OI). I’ve learned since then that […]

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It’s Life or Death for a Puppy in the Middle East

How Concierge Parenting Services Can Help Prepare Kids for College

First Female President Appointed at New York Theological Seminary

“The Impossible Dream” Made Possible by Career Bridges

Vietnam’s Tech Futurists Lay Out Economic Alternatives

Norman Rockwell’s Images of Freedom Revisited 75 Years Later