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Jumping for Joy: Happiness Day 2016 at the United Nations

Jim Luce | Posted 05.07.2016 | Good News
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Jim Luce

Over 700 people from all walks of life assembled in a large conference room in the United Nations headquarters last weekend to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.

Marietta College McDonough Leadership Conference Set for 2016

Jim Luce | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Jim Luce

The 2016 McDonough Leadership Conference of the McDonough Center at Marietta College has received its lead sponsorship - The McDonough Corporation. Ba...

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

Fund Launch for Kids in Greece Characterized by Ancient Hellenic Ideals

Jim Luce | Posted 12.21.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

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, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...

J. Luce Foundation Announces New Fellows at Marietta College

Jim Luce | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
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Jim Luce

The Fellowship Program is a calendar-year program in which approved Fellows support the Foundation's mission of supporting young global leadership by applying their own specific training and skills, either in person or virtually, to address the challenges of the Foundation.

Dr. Kazuko Opens Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

Jim Luce | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Luce

Last month, Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer attended the grand opening of the Academic Building of Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage in Tawang, India that she helped finance.

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

Jim Luce | Posted 10.29.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates With Our Foundation

Jim Luce | Posted 06.20.2015 | College
Jim Luce

1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world -- or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so.

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

Jim Luce | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Jim Luce

In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...

At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights 'NGO GlobalPay'

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union (WU) at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO H...

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...

At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

This year, a luncheon hosted by the Women's Refugee Commission focused on the need to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls -- one of the most vulnerable groups within a refugee setting.

Afghan Fund Launched As Orphans Visit New York

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

With the American presence in Afghanistan shaken in the horrific wake of Quran burnings, the death of innocent civilians and indications that the Amer...

Touching the Untouchables in a Rural Indian Village

Jim Luce | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I have been privileged to visit two "Untouchable" villages while here on pilgrimage in India -- the first about four miles outside Bodh Gaya in Bihar province, and the other about four hours south of here, in the village of Dumri in Jharkhand province.

At the UN: Co-hosting Conference on World Peace, Health and Culture

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Recently I agreed to co-host the World Peace, Health and Culture Conference at the United Nations on behalf of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW),...

My Mother: "God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

My mother's words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I...

Long After Tsunami, Rotary's Youth Centre Continues in Aceh, Indonesia

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I arrived in Aceh a few weeks after the catastrophic Tsunami of December 2004. As founder of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), I wanted to use ...

Rotary International Names Dynamic New General Secretary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, and they couldn't have a more capable general secretary than John Hewko.

Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Manjushree Orphanage, she explained to us, is in the village of Tawang, located at the foot of the Himalayas where there has long been a border dispute between China and India.

Private Initiative Marshall Plan Launches for the New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been working in Haiti since Christmas 1999. That New Year's Eve I hired my first staff -- my first local partner -- with a handshake at the Ol...

The Dichotomy of Haiti: Hell Meets, well, Heaven

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There is a fundamental dichotomy in Haiti between Heaven and Hell. I chose to embrace its heaven while trying to eradicate its hell.

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...