12 Nonprofits to Receive Pro Bono Advice from Morgan Stanley’s Strategy Challenge

  12 Nonprofits to Receive Pro Bono Advice from Morgan Stanley’s Strategy

The Strategy Challenge, Morgan Stanley’s signature pro bono volunteer program,
pairs teams of employees with leading nonprofits to provide strategic

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 03, 2013

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced today that the following 12 nonprofit
organizations will participate in the fifth annual Strategy Challenge, the
Firm’s signature skills-based volunteer program providing nonprofits with pro
bono strategic consulting.

  *Bring Me a Book
  *Futures and Options
  *Hot Bread Kitchen
  *Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
  *Let’s Get Ready
  *Mentoring Partnership of New York
  *The Boys’ Club of New York
  *The HOPE Program
  *The W Connection
  *Westside Family YMCA

The Strategy Challenge pairs each of these nonprofit organizations with a team
of Morgan Stanley employees for eight weeks. The employee volunteers use their
professional expertise and skill sets to develop strategies that help the
nonprofits fulfill their missions in more effective and efficient ways.

The 12 nonprofits work on causes ranging from children’s health to education
to economic empowerment and are based in New York, Los Angeles and San

“Nonprofits are a critical part of the fabric of every community. But with
limited resources and staff, it can be difficult for charities to navigate
issues like program scalability, geographic expansion and organizational
optimization,” said Joan Steinberg, Head of Morgan Stanley Community Affairs
and President of the Morgan Stanley Foundation. “By providing expertise on
these issues, we hope to significantly increase the impact our nonprofit
partners can have for their constituents.”

Since establishing the Strategy Challenge in 2009, Morgan Stanley has
delivered 22,500 hours of pro bono services to 49 nonprofits, worth
approximately $3.4 million, according to standards developed by the Taproot
Foundation. The Strategy Challenge is a joint effort between Morgan Stanley’s
offices of Community Affairs and Global Sustainable Finance.

“The Strategy Challenge exemplifies Morgan Stanley’s commitment to use our
capital markets expertise to help strengthen communities,” said Audrey Choi,
Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley. “Drawing on our
employees’ business acumen and analytical skills is a highly differentiated
way for us to give back andadd value to high-impact nonprofits.”

The Morgan Stanley volunteers will present their recommendations for the
nonprofits at a competition in June before experts from the private and
nonprofit sectors.

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management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including
corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200
offices in 43 countries. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please
visit www.morganstanley.com.


Morgan Stanley
Media Relations
Matt Burkhard, 212-761-2444
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