Tag Archives: Upper East Side

2019: On Eve of Twentieth Anniversary, Incredible Banner Year

New York, N.Y. 2019, our 19th year, was a tremendous breakthrough year for Orphans International Worldwide, the J. Luce Foundation, and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club. Our mission of raising, supporting and educating Young Global Leaders was strengthened more than in any previous year. We launched in India. We launched our Luce 24 […]

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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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WASP Dating Scene: What Tramp Steamer Did Your Family…

My Forefathers arrived on the Mayflower! What tramp steamer did your family arrive on?! © Jan Ivarsson 2015. Tweet

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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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Congress Member Maloney Writes on Fighting ‘Extremists,’ ‘Nonsense’

Washington, D.C. In a letter to constituents today, Congressional Representative Carolyn B. Maloney expressed frustration and determination to fight what she termed as both “extremists” and “nonsense.” She represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan, including Roosevelt Island. The past few weeks in Congress have been, in a word, interesting. The Pope visited. Speaker Boehner […]

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Greek Refugee Centers Overstretched as Arrivals Hit Half Million Mark

New York, N.Y. As the number of refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece hits half a million, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned today of continuing “chaos” at overburdened reception centers – possibly threatening to undo Europe’s recently-agreed relocation program – unless reception conditions in frontline islands are […]

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Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

New York, N.Y. I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — at a reception on November 4 at an elegant Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up […]

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