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You're Invited! J. Luce Foundation Summer International Potluck and Awards Night

Updated 3 years ago David Stone
Daisy Jopling Will Perform at the Young Global Leaders Ceremony
Daisy Jopling Will Perform at the Young Global Leaders Ceremony
Photo courtesy of the J. Luce Foundation

Maybe not always in full view, but great things happen on Roosevelt Island every day. Here's your chance to celebrate a world-changing initiative of the J. Luce Foundation and while away a summer evening with caring people, international food and entertainment you can't beat anywhere else at any price.

The Manhattan Park Theater Club, 8 River Road on Roosevelt Island, form 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., is the place to go on Tuesday, August 23rd.

You can find out more about Jim Luce and the international goodwill he manages by reading this article. What we will celebrate on the 23rd are graduation awards for the J. Luce Young Global Leadership Program. It all comes with great food, good friends and world class entertainment. Attire is "dressy casual."

Luce and his global advisors are aware that carrying forward the philanthropic efforts of their generation demands finding and training the next generation of leaders. The effort continued in earnest this summer when the Foundation welcomed its first team of eleven interns for immersion in the world of activism on behalf of humanity.

I was lucky to be invited to meet the interns as an informal advisor on specialized writing. My impression of this generation ticked up several notches as I saw how far above the media narrative of detached millennials this smart, savvy, inquisitive group of young adults was. And as my immediate reward, I got to feast on the best leftovers any international cuisine has ever left available, but I hope my efforts will carry forward with these impressive young people as they tackle the old and new challenges of a changing world as leaders themselves. 

Let's Party

Enough of that!

The rewards of a summer well spent are a graduation ceremony where friends, family and supporters rally to cheer the Young Global Leaders as they move on to the next step in their careers.

This is going to be fun. If you'd like to join us, leave a note by email at info@lucefoundation.org or let them know to expect you on their Facebook Page. If you forget to register in advance or are inspired at the last minute to enjoy a triumphant evening of fun and entertainment, there will be a registration table at the event. Suggested donation is just $20, and it's tax deductible. 

The evening's scheduled entertainment is spectacular, starting with a dance performance by Rohan Bhargava. "Rohan has received widespread acclaim as an emerging choreographer. He won an award for Best Choreography at the South Asian International Performing Arts Festival, received a commission from Moving Beauty Series based on audience votes, was invited to present work at Tisch Alumni Show 2015, participated in Mare Nostrum Element's Emerging Choreographer Series, and was awarded the title of Artist-in-Residence 2016 by the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation."

Also, prepare for a dazzling performance by violinist Daisy Jopling. Since 2010, Jopling has got attention by playing "rock arrangements of great classical pieces, spiced up with some gypsy music, Irish folk music, tango and original compositions."

Here's your chance to fill a summer evening with appreciation for efforts that will resonate for a better world for decades to come and at the same time enjoy great food, dance and music among likeminded friends and soon to become friends.

What could be better?

See you there!

 
     

 

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