Difference Maker Lucas Boyce

Airdate: July 2023

When you come into the world the child of a mother struggling with substance abuse — and as a result, saddled with developmental delays and learning issues — and then moved into the foster care system less than two weeks after entering the world, there’s no telling where your life will end up. As the subtitle of his memory, “Living Proof,” notes, for Lucas Boyce that journey took him from foster care to the White House and the National Basketball Association. After failing kindergarten, with the sterling support of his adoptive mother, he earned advanced degrees and found himself flying aboard Air Force One as former President George W. Bush’s associated director in the Office of Political Affairs and serving as an executive with the Orlando Magic at the age of 29. Boyce indeed is living proof that it’s not where you start but where you finish.