I just found out that an acquaintance of mine passed away early this morning. James Julien was a great guy. We met at karaoke and became friends through our mutual interest in humanitarianism and our mutual love of putting on a show. He was the founder of Public Outreach and a damn fine showman. Earlier this week, James had suffered a stroke while in Melbourne, Australia. He was told that he would be fine and suffered a second seizure from which he never recovered.
James was an inspiration through his dedication to public fundraising and his work in the non-profit sector and I will miss him.