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At Elementary School in West Virginia, Random Acts of Kindness

New York, N.Y.  A Random Act of Kindness, or “RAK,” is a selfless act performed by people to either help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to promote goodness, kindness, and happiness. Some of the fourth graders from Neale Elementary in Wood County, West Virgina. Today I handed the guy in […]

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282+ “Random Acts of Kindness” in Honor of Grant Bauer

Marietta, Ohio.  On September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, son of Dr. William M. Bauer, his mother Mary Ella, and sister Madison. Grant, aged 25, passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. Grant touched the […]

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Impacted by Suicide, Our Foundation Opens Fund to Help

New York, N.Y.  Death. We don’t like to discuss it in America. Suicide, even less. Fifteen years ago, when my mother Frances Alleman-Luce, a psychologist, starved herself to death in my own home — in front of my own child — I could not bear to share the details of her passing. She told us […]

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