J.P. Morgan introduces opera to children of migrant families in China
Jan 05, 2012
The J.P. Morgan China philanthropy team recently partnered with one of the most popular opera performers in Beijing to teach nearly 100 children of migrant families about Peking Opera.
The session capped off a commemorative year for the firm in China. In early 2011, J.P. Morgan hosted a Peking Opera concert in Beijing for 600 guests to celebrate the firm’s 90th anniversary of doing business in the country. During the firm’s most recent event, renowned opera performer Tan Zhengyan taught the children about the operatic tradition.
J.P. Morgan has supported children from migrant families in China since 2007 through educational programs, community center projects and development programs across Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
In 2011, the firm committed to support an “Integrated National Training Program” launched by Half the Sky Foundation and China Center for Child Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA). The program provides childcare training to all staff members of 350 welfare institutes across the country.
In recognition of its commitment to the community in China, J.P. Morgan received the “Best Corporate Citizen Award” from the 21st Century Business Herald. The firm was the only financial institution selected for the award. The migrant children Peking Opera program was also selected as an “Excellent Case Study of CSR” by Philanthropy Times in December.