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JP Morgan Chase Foundation & ABWM

2008 JP Morgan Chase Foundation, New York, NY, grant to the Association of British Women in Malaysia (ABWM).
Grant Purpose: The Grant shall be exclusively used to support the Ping Lian gallery, for the purpose of raising awareness and hope around autism by exhibiting the art of the autistic savant artist Ping Lian Yeak.

Clement Chew - Senior Country Officer, J.P. Morgan Chase, Malaysia [July 2009]
"Let us pay tribute to the courage of children with autism and their families"
- Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary- General

We are delighted to be presented with this special opportunity to work with Ping Lian.

Ping Lian is blessed with an exceptional gift. Through his art, Ping Lian has touched the lives of many people around the world. His work inspire hope and reminds us of the extraordinary heights a child can reach with a family's love and dedication. Ping Lian's widely exhibited works convey a powerful message that the special skills of autistic children can be harnessed and developed to their full potential.

J.P. Morgan is delighted to partner the Association of British Women in Malaysia in support of Ping Lian's art.

Each year, the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation is involved with thousands of not-for-profit organisations around the world. Frequently we focus on children and assist in allowing them to reach their potential through education. Our Foundation actively promotes arts and culture as a means of celebrating diversity, enriching our society and promoting self-expression. Our goal is simple - to be the catalyst for meaningful and positive change in the communities we operate in.

J.P. Morgan is pleased to be part of an effort to showcase Ping Lian's art so that it can be enjoyed and appreciated by more people. Finally, we hope we can make a contribution to Ping Lian's love for drawing and his journey as an artist.


ABWM (Association of British Women in Malaysia)
Tracy Dale - Chairman 2009

The members of the ABWM first met Ping Lian when he was 11 years old. We were so impressed by his talent and achievements that a few of our then committee members began to promote his work – holding exhibitions at the ABWM house, selling his works, including cards made from his paintings.... And we are allobviously delighted, Ping Lian is now able to maintain a permanent showcase here in Kuala Lumpur. ABWM is happy to be part of this collaboration with The Art Commune & JP Morgan Chase Foundation. The ABWM is a long standing association whose aim is to support our members, those members volunteer with several Malaysian charities and raise significant funds to help the less fortunate. It is therefore, a privilege for us all when one of our protégés has been able to succeed in his given talent and with that, offer hope and inspiration for all other autistic people. Congratulations....

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Crown Relocations
Ronan Kelly, Country Manager, Crown Relocations, Malaysia
(Currently President of Crown Relocations, North America)

“Ping Lian's art speaks for itself. Savant Autistic or not there is a vibrancy and style that is so unique to this young talent that he rightly deserves the recognition he is getting. Crown Relocations was pleased to be in position to assist Ping Lian and his family with their relocation to Sydney and with his various exhibitions in Malaysia & the USA. We hope that he will continue to touch and brighten the lives of many others as he has mine and all those at Crown" -- 2008


Steve Blackwell, State Manager, W.A. Australia

"Ping Lian's talent is beyond his years and this young man shows attention to detail and expression through the use of colour" -- 2008


DHL Express
Charles Brewer (DHL US) SVP & General Manager, Northeast Area
(Currently CEO of DHL eCommerce)

"my comfort, reward and satisfaction is knowing that DHL is supporting a VERY worthy cause. The remarkable art of Ping Lian's continued strokes is indeed inspiring. My best to you and Ping Lian, as always."

“I have known Ping Lian’s work for 4 years and with DHL have supported the logistics of moving the fabulous pieces from one continent to another. The highlight of our wonderful relationship was when we received a most beautiful portrait of our daughter Ella! Ping Lian’s artwork is exceptional and goes way beyond an artistic picture, he captures a 3 dimensional experience – I am delighted to have had the opportunity to forge a relationship and I look forward to seeing further creations.” -- 2009