Tag Archives: Mangala Weerasekera

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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The Child School/Legacy High School Celebrates Annual Dinner

New York, N.Y.  An amazing opportunity was given to three of the nine newly summer interns from J. Luce Foundation. They were able to experience one of the most humbling and touching events of the summer the Child School/Legacy High School annual dinner. Everything took place at the Battery Garden located in a beautiful and […]

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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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Diwali Feted by Luce Foundation, Lions Club for Orphans in India

New York, N.Y.  Delayed Diwali is just as good as celebrating on the proper date. Especially when this Festival of Lights is combined with its counterparts Chanukah and Christmas. It was a beautiful setting: Tusk retail headquarters at 242 West 26th Street in Manhattan. Global Advisors Jan Ivarsson and Lynne Marie Paquette, jewelry designer Nicole Zahour, photographer […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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Wayfair Accused of Selling Mattresses to Youth “Detention Centers”

U.N.: World Faces ‘Climate Apartheid’ with 120 Million More in Poverty

Australia Rescues Children of Dead Islamic State Fighters

Beyond Skin: Norm Yip Celebrates LGBTQ Pride with Luce Support

Immigrant Defense Project Releases “Know Your Rights With ICE”

Blue America Stands Proudly, Strongly With New Immigrants