Our Endowment Funds
The J. Luce Foundation Endowment Funds include The Bauer Fund, The Manjushree Fund, The Hellenic Fund, The Leadership Fund, and The Impact Fund. Each fund is chaired by a member of our Board of Directors.
The Bauer Fund. Founded by Bill Bauer in memory of his son Grant in September 2015, this fund is to support projects related to mental health and developmental delays, often in Ohio. This fund further promotes Grant Day on Sept. 5th each year, recognizing Random Acts of Kindness. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, high school classmate of both Bill Bauer and Jim Luce, has been a generous supporter. See Marietta College Magazine story here. See HuffPo article.
The Manjushree Fund. Founded in April 2016 by Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura, this fund supports the orphaned Tibetan children of Tawang, India. The Gaia Holistic Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide have been supportive. See HuffPo article.
The Hellenic Fund. Founded by Georgia Nomikos, this fund supports orphaned, migrant, refugee and other disadvantaged children in Greece with corporate support of The Orpheus Luxury Collection. Our Young Global Leaders met with such children in Athens in 2017. See HuffPo article.
The Scholarship Fund. Founded by Jim Luce, this fund supports leadership opportunities in training and development for the foundation’s team, focused primarily on our Young Global Leaders. Funds are also used to support our J. Luce Scholars. Primary contributors have been Tom Bowers, Seal-Bin Han and Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura.
The Impact Fund. Founded by Seal-Bin Han, this fund has been established to support the Administrative needs of our foundation.
J. Luce Foundation Endowment and Donor Advised Funds are segregated funds in stand-alone bank accounts administered by the accounting firm N. Cheng & Co. that requires tax-exempt certification on all charities the funds designate for distribution. Annual audits are performed by William Tam & Co.
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.'