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Morgan Stanley Employees Build New Playground in Cleveland as Part of Healthy Cities Program

Jun 29, 2016

Healthy Cities initiative connects wellness, nutrition and play resources to give children a healthy start to life

New York —

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that over 200 Morgan Stanley and community volunteers will build a playground in Griot Village as part of the Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities initiative.  Public schools are the nexus of the Healthy Cities Cleveland program, which delivers integrated nutrition, health and play programming to children and their families.  The design for the new playground is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in May.  

“We are honored to lead today’s playground build and to continue our Healthy Cities Cleveland program for a second year through working with our outstanding nonprofit partners to further strengthen the network of nutrition, wellness and play services available to children in need in Cleveland,” said Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy, Morgan Stanley.  “This program reinforces Morgan Stanley’s global commitment to improving children’s health in communities where we work and live.” 

Since Healthy Cities Cleveland launched in June 2015, the initiative has delivered over 440,000 healthy meals; over 900 health screenings; regular fitness and play programs for over 2,000 kids and safe play spaces for 500 children.  Morgan Stanley employees are integral for implementing and sustaining the programming and provided over 1000 hours of volunteer service. 

Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities was launched in 2014 and has since delivered programming in Chicago, IL; Newark , NJ; Oakland, CA; London, UK; Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX and Mumbai, India.  For more information about Healthy Cities, please visit and follow #HealthyCities. 

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services.  With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.  For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

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