Eaton Unveils the Shanghai Soong Qing Ling Foundation-Eaton China Community Fund to Support Social Causes in China

Date: 2017/9/26

SHANGHAI … Power management company Eaton today hosted an unveiling ceremony for the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation – Eaton China Community Fund to support social causes in China.

The fund is being jointly initiated, operated and monitored by the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation and Eaton China. Jia Yong, Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Howard Liu, President of Eaton China, Yan Jin, Chief Financial Officer of Eaton China, and Jennifer Lou, Vice President of Human Resources, Eaton Asia Pacific, attended the ceremony together with partners and the media. During the ceremony, Eaton shared the goals and successful practices of the public welfare programs under the foundation.

“We are very glad to establish the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation – Eaton China Community Fund with the foundation. We will work together to support social causes in China and promote the development of Chinese society,” said Howard Liu, President of Eaton China. “The alliance is a strategic cooperation based on the common pursuits of 'Creating Shared Value', mutual support and sustainable development. As the initiator of the fund, we will take the initiative to perform our duties and responsibilities; meanwhile, we will encourage our suppliers, partners, clients, employees (and their families), and even our peers and cross-industry colleagues to join in. In the future, the company will increase donations and seek appropriate local charities, to support more public welfare programs.”

Soong Ching Ling was one of the pioneers of Chinese philanthropy, and the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation has made great achievements in education, culture, public health, sustainable social development and social welfare talent cultivation industries. Eaton has a long history of supporting social welfare. As early as 1915, Joseph Eaton, the founder of the company, had already established The Cleveland Federation for Charity and Philanthropy in the United States, and that same philosophy extends to China and other countries around the world in which Eaton employees live and work today.

Howard Liu talked about Eaton’s perspectives on philanthropy during the media group interview. “Supported by our advanced and innovative power management technologies and services, we hope to improve the quality of life and the environment. The co-construction of community is an indispensable part of Eaton’s mission and vision,” said Liu. “We regard quality education as the key to Eaton’s philanthropic strategy in China. By working with non-profit organization, we can help educate people in China and help to further build a talented workforce for Eaton.”

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