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Jim Luce Visits SUNY Maritime College, Founded by His Forebear

Bronx, N.Y. Rear Admiral Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., president of SUNY Maritime College, asked Jim Luce if he knew his great-grandfather several times removed Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce had founded the U.S. Naval War College at Annapolis? “Yes,” Jim replied, “My grandmother (Agnes Foote Luce) dragged me there as a child – I know it for […]

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Following in the Footsteps of His Ancestor at Harvard

Cambridge, MA. Sir Thomas Dudley (1576-1653) was the colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of Jim Luce and is the ‘Dudley’ of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. Sir Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, renamed Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he built the town’s […]

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My Backpack Books Project for Dominican Republic Children

New York, N.Y. “Hi, does the school need English books?” That’s the first sentence I said on a phone call to my English teacher in middle school. Let’s push the timeline back to three months ago. A friend of my dad happened to obtain many books from a bankrupt private library in Albany. As he was […]

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Publicist Patrice Samara Asks: What’s In Your Library?

New York, N.Y.  Jim Luce is the founder of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. In pursuit of a better world, he left corporate America – twice, testified in Congress, and helped raise millions in cash, services, and gifts-in-kind for the unfortunate. He serves as past president of his local Toastmasters chapter and has received awards for […]

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J. Luce Leadership Team Lauded by Forbes, Gates, Ford Foundation

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International leadership team, comprised of  Young Global Leaders, Fellows, Scholars, Honorees, and Artists-in-Residence, have achieved accolades from several other institutions, including The Gates Foundation and Forbes magazine. Evin Floyd Robinson, co-founder of New York on Tech, receiving the  J. Luce Foundation NGLO Leadership Award in 2015. Photo: […]

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Life Changer: My Visit to an Indonesian Orphanage

Manado, Indonesia. In life, we have events that define or shape the role we play in the world. An experience that alters our ways of thinking and doing. A woman catching a bouquet at a wedding may decide to finally marry. A young teenager may watch a vegan inspiring documentary of meat processing plants and […]

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J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leader At UN DPI/NGO Conference

New York, N.Y. The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference co-organized with NGO/DPI Executive Committee is the premier event in the NGO calendar. Attracting some 2,000 representatives from over 300 NGOs, each Conference focuses on a different UN topic of interest related to the work of civil society and NGOs. This international forum gathers UN System officials, […]

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A Journey to Jakarta with J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leaders

Jakarta, Indonesia. In life, we have many long, treacherous journeys that we must complete. The flight to Jakarta was one of them for me. After an entire day spent on planes, we had finally reached Indonesia at midnight Wednesday, August 8 for the J. Luce Leadership Experience 2018. As a Breaking Walls Ambassador, this was an exciting experience […]

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