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Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference

Marietta College, Ohio. The J. Luce Foundation (link) is opening the Luce Leadership Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (link) in June, open to its 6,000 students in August. It will feature both on campus and online courses in experiential leadership through a Doctorate degree. 1924: Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Garvey. Photo: Wiki […]

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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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On #GivingTuesday, the Possibilities Endless, the Impact Great

New York, N.Y. Are you suffering from #GivingTuesday fatigue yet? The needs truly are endless, yet each and every gift, whether to animal care or reproductive rights, goes so far to make the world a better place. Many of you have asked for how to give money to Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) or The J. Luce […]

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Habitat for Humanity Notes Importance of World Toilet Day

New York, N.Y.  The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene – and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children, including 200,000 children in India, die from diseases caused by fecal contamination. Habitat for Humanity (LINK) is a […]

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Jimmy Carter in Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Memphis, TN. In 1975, as a high school student in the Midwest, I was a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter’s bid for the White House. Fast forward forty years, and I continue to write about and be inspired by this great man. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country […]

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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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Urban Habitats, Humanitarianism, and… Reality TV?

New York, N.Y.  I’m a native New Yorker who’s been around long enough to remember what this city was like in the 1970’s – like, how you would see graffiti on the side of a building or a subway car, not hanging on the wall of an art gallery.  Or, how the sidewalks of the Meatpacking […]

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UNPUBLISHED: Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International had been very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby.  Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor.   At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe […]

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