Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities to Deliver Network of Children’s Health Programming to Houston Youth

Program Aims to Provide 1.1 Million Healthy Meals to Local
Children; Kicks Off With Playground Build at KIPP Unity Primary School

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announced a sixth location for its
innovative Morgan
Stanley Healthy Cities
initiative. Healthy
Cities Houston
aims to deliver a linked network of wellness,
nutrition and play resources to children in underserved communities, and
launched today with the construction of a new playground at KIPP Unity
Primary School. Together, more than 200 volunteers from Morgan Stanley,
KIPP, The Houston Food Bank and the local community will work with
KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing balanced and active
play into the daily lives of all children, to complete the new play
space in just one day.

Cities Houston
will work with local and national nonprofits to
concentrate on expanding and developing new integrated health, nutrition
and play programming in nine schools across three Houston communities.
The Houston Food Bank will partner with several local health providers
to deliver medical care and screenings including, but not limited to,
immunizations, physicals, referrals to community health clinics,
preventative care programs and health screenings, as well as physical
education programming.

“The Healthy Cities initiative continues to have a profound impact on
the way in which children’s health programming is delivered to the
community, and we are excited to bring this unique approach to Houston,”
said Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy, Morgan Stanley. “Our
employees are the lifeblood of everything we do as a firm, and our
community efforts are no different. We are so happy to have our
employees in Houston kick off the program with today’s playground build,
and we look forward to bringing health, nutrition and wellness
programing to more of Houston’s youth.”

Over the next year, Morgan
Stanley Healthy Cities Houston
plans to deliver over 1.1 million
healthy meals; nutrition education, health screening and healthy snack
programs for 2,600 students; regular fitness programs for 1,500+
students and safe play spaces for 1,000 children. Morgan Stanley
employees will play an integral role in implementing and sustaining the
programming and will provide more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service.

“We are always looking for new strategic partners to better serve the
community, and with the help of Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities, we’ve
been able to identify areas where we can expand our services for the
betterment of the community,” said Brian Greene, President and CEO, The
Houston Food Bank. “The ability to provide a suite of services that not
only includes nutritious foods, but also health screening and wellness
education, will really improve the lives of those children and families
we serve.”

In the U.S., Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities works with national nonprofit
partners Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief
charity, and KaBOOM!, as well as key local organizations to implement
important children’s health programming in each city. In Houston, local
nonprofit partners include Brighter Bites, Good Neighbor Healthcare
Center, Legacy Community Health Services, Memorial Hermann, Hispanic
Health Coalition and Wesley Community Center.

Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities was launched in 2014 in Chicago,
; Newark
, NJ
; and Oakland,
. Across all three locations, Healthy Cities has delivered 586,592
nutritious meals, 1,228 medical screenings and safe play spaces for more
than 3,000 kids as of this summer. The program also expanded to London,
, and Cleveland,
, earlier in 2015. For more information about Healthy Cities,
please visit
and follow #HealthyCities.

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management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm’s
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