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True Love Found Through Helping Humanity, Together

Jim Luce | Posted 12.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Luce

By Jim Luce with Mitzi Perdue. Name a person who wouldn't like to find true love and a soul mate? Lorraine Silvetz nee Cancro and her new husband, Dr...

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...

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...

World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow's Leaders, Solving Today's Issues

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation's coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in phila...

Fifth Annual Meningitis Gala Honors NASCAR Driving Philanthropist

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

The National Meningitis Association gala (NMA) Give Kids a Shot, held recently at the New York Athletic Club, attracted people from all over the natio...

Fountain House Symposium Honors Author Andrew Solomon

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

New York City has an annual event that educates the public on mental health that I believe is the finest in America. This symposium - and luncheon - ...

Up-Close Look at Group's Grassroots Effort to Reduce Homelessness

Jim Luce | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

It is an understatement to call homelessness a growing problem. More accurately, it's a tragedy. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that an a...

Anti-Bullying Hero Hopes for Harvard

Jim Luce | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

I met Christopher Rim, the founder and president of an anti-bullying awareness organization called It Ends Today about a year before Lady Gaga did. His group's message is startlingly simple: Students listen more to their peers than adults.

Operatic Incubator Celebrates Decade of Excellence at Essex House

Jim Luce | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Jim Luce

Poverty, sickness, and violence represent humanity at its worst. We must each, individually and collectively, address such societal problems.

Comedy Takes a Stand for the Troops in Manhattan

Jim Luce | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

If the U.S. government recruits soldiers and sends them around the world often in harm's way, it is incumbent upon our nation and its people to be there for them when the return. Stand for the Troops helps us do just that.

American Mother-Daughter Duo Sketch 888 Taiwanese Faces

Jim Luce | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I met the most amazing mother-daughter duo the other week. Americans, they were speaking at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY).

The Baltimore Experiment: Getting Out From Under "The Wire"

Jim Luce | Posted 08.29.2012 | DC
Jim Luce

Can Good News Revive a City? A new media experiment is underway in Baltimore, Maryland to find out. Is it possible for media, used in right way, to make Baltimore internationally known as a cultural hotspot for artistic and intellectual pursuits?

David Lynch Foundation Lauded by Global Stress Initiative

Jim Luce | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Kevin McGovern, founder and chairman of The Water Initiative, partnered recently with the Global Stress Initiative (GSI) to host an evening in his pen...

Young Concert Artists Triumphs at Alice Tully Hall

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Jim Luce

Last week Young Concert Artists held its annual Gala Concert at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, presenting the Lincoln Center debuts of three young soloists to a sold out house.

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.

Art Students League's "Scroll for Japan" to Benefit Tsunami Disaster

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

The Art Students League of New York, one of America's premier art schools, will be unveiling Baptism of Concrete Estuary, an amazing and historic 30-f...

Meningitis: Give Kids a Shot -- Save a Kid's Life

Jim Luce | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

"We are dedicated to educating families, medical professionals and others about meningococcal disease and its prevention -- to 'give kids a shot' so no other lives are lost."

Film on Haitian Art: In the Eye of the Spiral

Jim Luce | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

We believe that the art of this nation can be the catalyst to begin a positive and expanding spiral for the people of Haiti. I believe in Haiti. I deeply admire its people and have great respect for its artists and intellectuals.

"One Day on Earth" Film Premieres at U.N. and Around World

Jim Luce | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

'One Day on Earth' is a living time capsule of who we are. We have much to fix -- but we have more going for us, it seems, than not.

NYC Finance, Fashion Merge at Amrita Singh Penthouse

Jim Luce | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Jim Luce

As a woman and a jewelry designer, I understand what it means to adorn a woman's body with my pieces," Amrita told me. "Now, I'm working with a larger canvas -- a woman's home -- and there is no better way to engage a woman's soul than to help her adorn her home."

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...

Help Me to Support Education and Orphan Care in Bihar, India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

One of the highlights of my pilgrimage to India has been meeting Ranjan Kumar, founder and president of the Gyanjyoti Rural Development Welfare Trust.

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...