Honorary Chairman Maurice R. Greenberg remarks on the 15th Anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Foundation 

         The Chinese Cultural Foundation (“CCF”) is a New York based 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to share the understanding of China's 5,000 year history and culture with the world. CCF provides the highest levels of cultural and educational programs to the global community and is an important neutral platform to bring together U.S., China and other world leaders.       

        总部设在纽约曼哈顿中城的中华文化基金会是在美国注册的一个独立和非盈利性的慈善机构。自2003年成立以来依靠其雄厚的海内外人际资源, 致力于弘扬中华文化, 在提升中华文化国际感召力和影响力方面发挥了积极的推动作用,并得到了国际主流社会的广泛认可和支持。

Announcing the Maurice R. Greenberg Global Leadership Award 

     The Chinese Cultural Foundation welcomed 300 distinguished guests to its 2017 Gala dinner at the Yale Club to celebrate its 15th Anniversary and to announce the Maurice R. Greenberg Global Leadership Award on December 18th at Yale Club of New York City. 

      The highlight of the evening was a special Conversation with Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Companies. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Consul General in New York and Yale University President Peter Salovey, on the importance of culture and education in China-U.S. relations.

Chinese Cultural Foundation

Co-Hosted The Panda Ball


New York City celebrated “The Pandas Are Coming to NYC” project with a highly successful Panda Ball held at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  


The event was sponsored by Maurice R. (“Hank”) Greenberg, Chairman of the Starr Foundation;  John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman of the Catsimatidis Family Foundation; Yue-Sai Kan, Emmy Award winner and acclaimed Chinese TV personality; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Elizabeth B. Wang, Founder of the Chinese Cultural Foundation.


Ambassador Zhang Qiyue represented China at Mr. Greenberg’s head table. The event attracted approximately 500 of New York’s most prominent business and political leaders. The Panda Project has been endorsed by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and top business, cultural, political and philanthropic representatives from both the American and Chinese communities.

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Maurice R. Greenberg, Carolyn Maloney and John A. Catsimatidis at the Panda Ball reception.