Dear Members and Friends of the Chinese Cultural Foundation,
You are invited to participate in our 2020 - 2021 Annual Campaign and make a tax-deductible contribution to the Chinese Cultural Foundation.
As the pandemic makes an in-person Gala Dinner impossible this year and the crisis in the U.S. - China relationship deepens, the role of the Chinese Cultural Foundation is more vital than ever.
Art and culture have the power to connect us and calm us during these challenging and uncertain times. We therefore hope we can count on your contribution to help us continue our high quality cultural and educational programs.
We have created a series of short CCF video for you to view some of the highlights of our productive and exciting 18 years of history and prospects.
We would greatly appreciate your contribution to support the Chinese Cultural Foundation and look forward to sharing our exciting updates with you for the coming New Year!
Elizabeth B. Wang John W. Allen
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, non-political organization. Its mission is to share 5,000 years of the finest Chinese art and culture with the world.
Since its founding in 2003, CCF has provided the highest level of cultural and educational programs at many prestigious venues including the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the Palace of Versailles in Paris and the United Nations in New York.
CCF believes that these cultural events serve as a catalyst in bringing together leaders from various economic, social, political and artistic sectors to achieve their common goals.
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.