JP Morgan Chase & Co.: Supporting Leaders, Driving Change in the Disability Community

April 3, 2015

Naomi Camper, Director of JPMorgan Chase's Office of Nonprofit Engagement
Naomi Camper, Director of JPMorgan Chase's Office of Nonprofit Engagement

AUCD is honored to partner with JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm and a true partner to the disability community. As our 2015 Corporate Leadership Sponsor, JPMorgan Chase will support both the AUCD Trainee Policy Summit and Reception on April 12th, and our November 2015 Annual Conference: Growing Leaders, Driving Change. This premier sponsorship is part of JPMorgan Chase's ongoing commitment to advancing economic and social opportunities for people with disabilities and other at-risk populations.

Naomi Camper, Director of JPMorgan Chase's Office of Nonprofit Engagement and former senior aide to now-retired Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD), explained that a key part of the bank's deep commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities and other populations is to create partnerships with advocacy groups that share this commitment.

"Our firm believes that every individual has something to contribute, and should be able to participate. For society to be truly inclusive, we have to address the barriers to inclusion," stated Camper. "AUCD plays a critical role in identifying these barriers and working to eliminate them."

This generous sponsorship strengthens the AUCD network's ability to support continued advocacy and innovation, and enables AUCD to elevate emerging leaders in the disability field. Andrew J. Imparato, Executive Director of AUCD, stated, "AUCD is very thankful to Naomi Camper and JPMorgan Chase for their partnership. The bank understands the importance of working with key organizations in the disability community to help us build our capacity and grow our movement. In this year, as we celebrate 25 years of the ADA and 40 years of inclusive education, AUCD is grateful for the support of JPMorgan Chase in cultivating the next generation of leaders in the disability field."

Ultimately, JPMorgan Chase envisions a society where people with disabilities and other at-risk groups have equal opportunity to achieve financial independence and the American dream.