Tag Archives: New York University

This NYC Startup is Shaping the Next Generation of Young Leaders

New York, N.Y. What happens when you drop out of college to start your own company — and are looking to make an impact? Inspire college students, according to Isaac J. Kassin, 2012 Luce Leader and co-founder at Exeq. Isaac, who left school (though promises to return someday) after a short stint at NYU Stern, […]

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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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Historic Dental Organization Promotes Helping Disadvantaged Youth in NYC

New York, N.Y. Last week, the New York City chapter of Alpha Omega (AO) International Dental Fraternity celebrated a global tradition with an evening reminiscent of community, charity and philanthropy. The Fraternity participated in a worldwide event called ‘Shabbat Across AO,’ which has become an annual practice (Facebook). Dr. Allen Finkelstein, past vice chairman of AO […]

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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013’s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote […]

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One Year Ago: Operatic Incubator Celebrates Excellence

New York, N.Y.  In the opulent setting of the Grand Ball Room of the Essex House, several hundred glitterati gathered to toast the leadership of David Bender and Barbara Meister Bender — and bask in the musical brilliance of 10 years of operatic talent.  One decade old, the non-profit organization they founded, Career Bridges, already […]

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Lauri Grossman: On Being Human, Becoming Whole

New York N.Y. Shortly after the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Dr. Lauri Grossman, a New York City-based homeopath flew into Port-au-Prince with a team from Homeopaths Without Borders.  Together with other nurses and doctors she wished to bring healing and comfort to the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by the earth’s tremor. […]

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Indian Film Festival Thrills New York – Again

New York, N.Y.  Over fifty Indian features, documentaries and short films screened over Memorial Day Weekend as the 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) played at the Tribeca Cinemas and NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.  Presented by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), the Festival opened with the world premiere red carpet […]

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The Birth of Extreme Kids and Crew

By Patricia Connelly, edited by Jim Luce Brooklyn, N.Y  When her son was eight months old, Eliza Factor hosted a gathering of new parents and babies at her Brooklyn apartment.  Although she knew that her baby’s development was abnormal—Felix’s muscle tone was so low that he could not lift his head from the floor—the experience […]

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“The Impossible Dream” Made Possible by Career Bridges

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Norman Rockwell’s Images of Freedom Revisited 75 Years Later

Gay Indian Prince Recognized for Charity in NYC’s Webster Hall in 2010

NYC: Sixty Years Ago, Dalai Lama Crossed Mountains, Cultures to West

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