Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

D.C. Foodies Find A Hawaiian Culinary Paradise in a Taco

Washington, D.C. What do you get when you take a top rated chef and let him spend some time living in and exploring the Hawaiian islands? You get someone eager to bring the flavors of that exquisite cuisine back to the mainland. The D.C. area is in for a treat, with Chef Ryan Fichter opening […]

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Dasol Kim Makes New York Premiere on Stage at Merkin Concert Hall

New York, N.Y. I have been writing about the Young Concert Artists (YCA) since my profile of its inspired and legendary founder Susan Wadsworth in 2010 (Wikipedia). Although I have written about the gifted performers of YCA for almost a decade, covering the debut New York performances of such talent as Hahn-Bin, Caroline Goulding, Raphaël Sévère, Aleksandr Haskin, Jeanine de […]

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Autism Webinar in Washington Highlights Hope through TM

Washington, D.C.  Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 2014 Luce Leadership Award from our foundation, after writing about the David Lynch Foundation several times, and after getting to know and write about broadcaster Rita Cosby, I could […]

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J. Luce Foundation Welcomes New Executive Staff

New York, N.Y.  Please join me in welcoming two new members of the J. Luce Foundation executive staff: Jeremy Hu and Nigel Roberts. Jeremy serves as our foundation’s executive director, and Nigel is our communications director. They join John Lee, our vice president, on our Executive Committee. Nigel Roberts and Jeremy Hu join the J. […]

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Leopard Haiti Fund to Invest in Haiti’s Private Sector

New York, N.Y.  Good news for Haiti: Leopard Capital has announced the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF).  LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.  The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti.  […]

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Book Speaks to Man’s Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Washington, DC. Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles “Chic” Dambach’s exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much in our personal and professional lives in common. I first met Chic through Paul Stevers, the Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist who funds orphans, peacebuilding, and counter strategies to […]

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Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

New York, N.Y.  Not many people can fulfill their passion – and build an institution – for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artists Series (YCA) in New York City is an international legend. Susan and I shared lunch recently at her regular spot, Brasserie Cognac – with the meal prepared […]

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Fifty Lessons Learned from Decade in International Development

New York, N.Y.  The purpose of the symposium was to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs. Mark Green‘s former campaign staffer Keith Dumanski had recommended me to the New York Director of the NLC, Daniel Getman, and here I was: ready to give life lessons. An awkward thought crossed my mind […]

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U.N.: Khashoggi Killed by High-Level Saudi Officials

Stephen McArdle Named as Finance Chair of J. Luce Foundation

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Transformation Fund for Leadership Education Launched by Foundation

Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)