About Us | J. Luce Foundation

About Us | Our Team


The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. is a New York State Corporation granted tax-exempt 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  It dual objectives are to offer microgrants and 'spotlighting' to individuals and organizations bettering humanity in the fields of the Arts, Education, and Orphan Care. The J. Luce Foundation is most active in the U.S., Afghanistan, Cuba, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Peru, and Sri Lanka.

 

The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. began in 2009 and was inspired by college professor Stanford Livingston Luce, Jr. who passed away in 2007. The Foundation publishes The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (link). The Stewardship Report has highlighted/spotlit over 1,500 organizations and individuals uplifting humanity.


Board of Directors (see Bios below)

 

    1. Mr. James J.D. Luce, President
    2. William M. Bauer, Ph.D., Vice President
    3. Mr. John Lee., Secretary-Treasurer
    4. Mr. Abhinav Chintakunta
    5. Ms. Sara Herbert-Galloway
    6. Seal-Bin Han
    7. Mr. Sunil Herath
    8. Mr. Benjamin James Larkin
    9. Adi Habbu, Esq., M.B.A
    10. Mr. Mathew James Luce

 

The Foundation thanks Gregory Russi, Esq., and Michael Davis for their previous Board tenures.


William M. Bauer, Board of Directors, is McCoy Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Marietta College in Ohio where he also works closely with the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business. He holds Doctorate degrees in both Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, The Ohio State University, 2003; Master of Science in Counseling from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Ohio University. In 2012, Bill was a Post-Doctorate Fellow Ohio State University Medical Center-Nisonger Center focused on "Post-Secondary Transition Opportunities for People with Disabilities." Bill has strong research interests in disability issues and Appalachian Culture.


 

Abhinav Chintakunta, Board of Directors, is a graduate of both City University of New York (CUNY) and the J. Luce Foundation Executive Committee.


 

Adi Habbu, Esq., M.B.A., Board of Directors, traveled to Haiti with our Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org) following the earthquake of 2010. He is Vice President of Distressed Credit Trading with Barclays, before which he was a Restructuring Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School teaching corporate finance and corporate valuation principles.  He has joint degrees from the University of Chicago.



 

Seal-Bin Han, Board of Directors, is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University studying Electrical and Computer Engineering as a Bloomberg Scholar. He was one of two Luce Leaders for 2015. He is co-founder and president of World Youth Initiative, a non-profit that serves ten countries and has raised tens of thousands of dollars over the past two years. He is also the founder and C.E.O. of a health technology social enterprise called ShapeU.


 

 

Sunil Herath, Board of Directors, chairs the Sri Lanka Fund of the J. Luce Foundation.  He is Senior Editor with Linus Publications on Long Island. He has a lovely wife, an attorney, and two global young sons.


 

Sara Herbert Galloway, Board of Directors, focuses on helping those who are most vulnerable. Through her charitable work and civic involvement, Sara has been able to impact the lives of many. A Registered Nurse specializing in Trauma, her life took a different turn when she accepted an offer from a well-known modeling agency to pursue a NYC career in acting and modeling. After having two wonderful children, she has devoted her time to motherhood and charitable causes, including the National Meningitis Association, the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, and the Global Stress Initiative. She is also a photojournalist and her work has been featured in many publications. She is an active member of The National Society of the Daughter's of the American Revolution, the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, and the Jr. League of Greenwich CT.


 

Benjamin James Larkin, Board of Directors, is a father of two in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Ben is named after his uncle, Jim Luce.

 

 

 



 

John Lee, Board of Directors, holds a Law Degree from University of London and Graduate Diamond Certification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is an entrepreneur with great vision that encompasses commerce and philanthropy. With his active involvement with the Diamond Bourses and United Nations, John is very familiar with global diamond trade protocols. John specializes in private investment consultation for high net-worth individuals around the world. His first-hand knowledge is exceptionally helpful in assisting clients make the right decisions in their diamond investments, and helps them to build their investment portfolios. He took three years away from his career to serve Orphans International Worldwide as Global Office in Sri Lanka following the Tsunami and today is Secretary-Treasurer of our foundation.


 

Jim Luce - see Founder.

 

 

 

 


Mathew James Luce, Board of Directors, was born in Manado, Indonesia, where the first orphanage of Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org) was located. He grew up in New York City where he graduated from Legacy High School on Roosevelt Island.  Today, he attends the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) where he studies art and Chinese. He is the son of the foundation's founder and the cardinal rule of Orphans International is named after him: That each child in care is treated the way one would treat one's own child ("Mathew's Rule").


 

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Global & National Advisers (see Bios below)

 

The Foundation is advised by a host of international professionals. Recent Global Advisers include Richard Allen Ph.D., Evens Anozine, Cynthia Artin, Kayhan Civelek D.D.S., Jaya Dargan, Mike Davis, Susie de Rafelo, Ralph DePalo Ph.D., Timothy Dowding Ph.D., Danielle Duret M.D., Isabelle Frank Ph.D., Jitin Hingorani, Jan Anders Ivarsson, Angad Katyal, Shamir Ally Khan Ph.D., Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Sara Herbert Galloway, Roberta Lowenstein, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Gama Perucci, Ph.D., Jill Pollans, Ray Ricciardi, Tadeusz Sudol Ph.D., Hon. Sichan Siv, and Vlada von Shats.


In the field, we are assisted by Volunteer National Advisers including Mohammad Fazran in Sri Lanka, Phadoul Amisial in Haiti, and Carl "Ruddi" Fakaruddin in Indonesia.

 

Video: The Many Faces of our Foundation & OIWW


The Foundation Leadership Reception this year featured a video, The Many Faces of the Foundation & OIWW, narrated by broadcast journalist Rita Cosby and produced by Joey Vaughan and directed by Jeff Guan. Last year the Foundation debuted the video, Interview with Jim Luce: Origins of the Foundation & OIWW, also produced by Joey Vaughan. Both videos, plus many more, may be viewed on The Stewardship Report's YouTube page (www.youtube.com/stewardshipreport).

 

BIOS (in alpha order)

Cynthia S. Artin, Global Adviser, has been helping companies grow through sound investment, strategy and market positioning for 30 years. Ms. Artin founded and developed Artin Arts, a strategic marketing, branding and communications company.


 

Jeff Buffum, Global Adviser, is a Financial Adviser at Northwestern Mutual who assists the foundation with planned giving opportunities and strategies.  Jeff is also the founder of the Angel Compass Network for Charity, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization aiming to provide a social and business network for philanthropic professionals. The supporters of Angel Compass coordinate large business events that raise money for different charitable causes, where the organization’s Board of Directors democratically vote for which charities will benefit at each event. Ultimately, the goal of the Angel Compass Network is to build a massive online social and business platform that connects it’s supporters through online profiles and empowers non-profit organizations to host their events on the platform, creating a shared community of philanthropists.


 

 

 

Rita Cosby, Global Adviser, is one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America and has been quoted and profiled by hundreds of media outlets across the country and overseas. Born in Brooklyn, she is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best selling author, who anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition, does frequent hosting and reporting for CNN/HLN, and hosts "The Rita Cosby Show" on the legendary WABC Radio, the most listened to talk station in America. In 2011, she was recognized by the U.S. Congress for her professional and charitable achievement.


 

Michael Davis, Global Adviser, has spent twenty years consulting and working in-house in the areas of diversity and inclusion, change management and organization development. Mike developed his passion for diversity work as soon as he discovered he could build a career doing so. His passion for the work comes from growing up in a multicultural family in Brooklyn and subsequent family of his own. Mike began his career as part of the global diversity and change management practices at Towers Perrin and continued as one of the founding members of The FutureWork Institute. Mike has also designed and implemented comprehensive and strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives for several global organizations.


 

 

Danielle Duret M.D., Global Adviser, is a physician at Montefiore Medical Center. A native of Haiti, she has been instrumental in assisting the Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org) in working in that country, particularly after the earthquake five years ago.


 

 

 

 

Scott Eisenberg, Corporate Sponsor & Global Adviser (Swap the Biz).


 

 

Deborah Eisenberg Corporate Sponsor & Global Adviser (Swap the Biz).


 

 

 

Washington Garay, Global Adviser is an accomplished multi-dimensional Professional Designer. Designing active wear under labels such as Fila, Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Starter, Champion, and Wilson for more then 20 years. At Wilson Inc., he became head designer of the active wear design dept. In 1998 he won the 1998 Sparc Award (Designer of the year in Men’s Active Wear) and went on to win the same award for the next 2 years. His specialization in Sportswear and Active wear Designs with extensive background in creating collections for and working with top retailers such as Wal-Mart, Sports Authority, JC Penny, Footlocker, Modell’s, Kohl’s, Sears, Macy’s as well as smaller Stores / outlets who are looking for innovative and fashion forward collections. He has joined Free Country Co. As Sr. Head Designer in Men’s and Boy’s.


 

Abbas Hashmi, Global Adviser, is an investment banker, business executive, consultant, entrepreneur and public speaker best known as the founder and C.E.O. of Green Card Capital, a company that specializes in assisting high net worth individuals obtain a U.S. green card through the EB-5 Investor visa program. Hashmi holds a certificate in Islamic Finance and has spent a lifetime advising and working with investors, foreign nationals, high net worth individuals and their families. Hashmi regularly attends conferences in Monaco, Geneva, London, Dubai, Vancouver and South Africa to lecture on the topics of High Net Worth Family Offices, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship. Hashmi sits on the Advisory Board of non-profits, including South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAYWE). He was born in Saudi Arabia.


 

 

 

Jitin Hingorani, Corporate Sponsor & Global Adviser. Arts & Entertainment reporter, Communications Director, Director of Development & Marketing are all titles Jitin has successfully held in his career in journalism, non-profit management, and PR.  His first job was working in broadcast news at CNN’s sister station in Texas.  Passionate to serve his community, Jitin joined the battered women’s movement and served as the Communications Director for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence. Jitin started Jingo Media in 2010, and since then, his PR firm has retained several South Asian and mainstream clients, including The Times of Money Group, American Foreign Policy Council, Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, Vikas Khanna’s “Holy Kitchens” series, The American University of Antigua, and several others.


 

Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Global Adviser, is a world renowned radio advice host, clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist, popular lecturer, newspaper columnist, and author of many books. She is a pioneer of radio call-in advice, and more recently of Internet advice. An adjunct professor at the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University Teachers College and visiting professor of Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing, she is a frequent commentator on international media -- including CNN -- on various news issues. Dr. Judy is also expert on emergency mental health services, and has worked at Ground Zero and many other disasters worldwide, and lectures about coping with world conflicts.


 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD, Global Adviser, is an investment and trade analyst focusing on the Caribbean. Her firm, Geneive Brown Metzger Consulting, leverages her years of experience in marketing, diplomacy, trade/investment and as a radio host in supporting economic development projects in the Caribbean. Dr. Brown Metzger serves as International Chair of the Caribbean Maritime Institute and served as Jamaica's Consul General in the United States between 2008 and 2012, where she was responsible for Jamaica’s largest foreign mission. She served on the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Think Tank on Diaspora, and helped develop the U.S. government's Global Diaspora Initiative.


 

 

 

 

Jessy S. Moya, Global Adviser.


 

 

Georgia Nomikos, Corporate Sponsor & Global Adviser.


 

 

 

 

Gama Perruci, Ph.D., Global Adviser, is the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership & Business at Marietta College. He currently serves as a consultant to The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students. He is the co-author of Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective. Perruci is the immediate past Chair of the Int'l. Leadership Assoc. (ILA) Board of Directors – a global nonprofit organization focused on the study and practice of leadership. He is also a visiting lecturer for the Management and Leadership Development Program & Global Leadership Program at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. A native of Brazil, Perruci has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Master’s in International Journalism from Baylor University in Texas.


 

Nigel Roberts, Global Adviser, Nigel Roberts is a journalist, writer and communications specialist. He was the first Communications Director of this foundation and served as Editor of The Stewardship Report. His work has appeared in print, online and broadcast media. Nigel's political reporting included coverage of the United Nations, the U.S. Congress, Georgia General Assembly and several local governments. The Georgia Press Association awarded him three first-place prizes for his reporting. Nigel was a ghostwriter and speechwriter for now retired U.S. Representative Ed Towns and other elected officials. He's a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and lives in New York City with his wife and their two dogs.


 

 

Tadeusz Sudol Ph.D. Professional practice as an Architect, Urban Planner and Designer in Poland and the U.S. with extensive knowledge in every phase of environmental design, from site planning through architecture and interior design. For the past 23 years, Associate & Managing Senior Associate at the international firm, The Office of Thierry W. Despont in New York City.

Vlada von Shats, Global Adviser, is a Renaissance woman who has always been driven to excellence. A woman who can uniquely multitask her life as a seasoned and successful businesswoman, restauranteur, high-end caterer and restaurant consultant, an ordained minister and nightlife impresario with her role as a wife and mother of three. Hospitality runs in her veins. Vlada has a strong commitment to community and sits on the boards of It Ends Today, Anti Bullying Organization, and Gay American Heroes. Her contributions to society include her desire to build a better world by educating young minds about bullying and its impact. She is a long-term friend of the gay and lesbian community.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luce Leaders Bios here.

Executive Team Bios here.

 

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Due to a commitment to low overhead, The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation cannot accept unsolicited proposals for grants but welcomes press-releases and content for possible 'spotlighting.'