Tag Archives: National Meningitis Association

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 Fight Against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease

New York, N.Y.   The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening and a stellar success in aiding in the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The Pierre was the stunning setting for this year’s event as hundreds of New York’s notables turned out […]

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A Family Affair: Give Kids A Shot Gala at The Pierre Hotel, NYC

New York, N.Y.  2015 marks the 7th year that I have co-chaired the National Meningitis Association (NMA) gala with Gary Springer.  Lenore Cooney joined us as a third co-chair a few years ago. The NMA gala has become a family affair for us and our children. Barry Klarberg and Sara Herbert-Galloway. Photo: HerbertCollection. Gary Swanson, […]

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Fifth Annual Meningitis Gala Honors NASCAR Driving Philanthropist

New York, N.Y.  The National Meningitis Association gala Give Kids a Shot, held recently at the New York Athletic Club, attracted people from all over the nation and from all walks of life – just as meningitis affects people from all walks of life. This fifth annual event was once again both an emotion-filled evening […]

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Vietnamese-American Pianist Chau Giang Nguyen Plays Carnegie Hall, Helps Children

New York, N.Y.  I recently had lunch in the beautiful home of my friend, the glamorous and generous Vietnamese-American pianist Chau Giang Thi Nguyen.  She is interested in building a program in Vietnam to teach impoverished and orphaned children classical music as a way of giving them culture, discipline and a path out of poverty.   “What inspires and […]

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Vietnamese-American Pianist Chau Giang Nguyen Plays Carnegie Hall, Helps Children

New York, N.Y.  I recently had lunch in the beautiful home of my friend, the glamorous and generous Vietnamese-American pianist Chau Giang Thi Nguyen.  She is interested in building a program in Vietnam to teach impoverished and orphaned children classical music as a way of giving them culture, discipline and a path out of poverty.   “What inspires and […]

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Meningitis: Give Kids a Shot — Save a Kid’s Life

New York, N.Y.  This week, hundreds gathered at the iconic New York Athletic Club on Central Park South to share stories, support and more stories to make more parents aware that their child’s life can be saved by a vaccine. It was the tenth anniversary of the National Meningitis Association (NMA). Richard Thomas and James Naughton at […]

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