This post was originally published by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 21, 2018:
Regarding “The king’s new role” (July 15):
For close to a century, Anheuser-Busch and United Way of Greater St. Louis have partnered to create a better St. Louis region. This longstanding partnership has strengthened local health and human services and has a lasting impact on many lives and communities throughout our region.
I am proud that the partnership has carried over with the new management of A-B InBev, through a renewed commitment to supporting St. Louis through United Way and the people we serve. Since 2007, Anheuser-Busch employees and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have generously contributed more than $30 million into our region through United Way. Through education, health, financial stability and basic needs, Anheuser-Busch’s investment helps people in our region build the foundation for a better quality of life, now and for their future.
The impact of Anheuser-Busch in our community is felt through more than just treasure; their employees are passionate about helping their neighbors and creating a stronger St. Louis for all. Through board leadership and volunteer efforts, Anheuser-Busch employees give their time, talent and expertise to a variety of local nonprofits. Additionally, Anheuser-Busch leadership has partnered with our local United Way to reimagine how they support their employees’ philanthropic and community efforts nationwide while helping as we develop solutions to engage corporate workplaces in the new age of technology.
Anheuser-Busch and its employees have a strong commitment and passion for supporting the communities where they live and work, including here in the St. Louis region, and we are thankful for their continued partnership.