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Anheuser-Busch Foundation Donates $2 Million to United Way of Greater St. Louis

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation is today announcing a $2 million donation to United Way of Greater St. Louis’ 2012 annual campaign. Since 1985, the Foundation has given a total of more than $37 million to the United Way. Prior to the start of tonight’s Cardinals game, Anheuser-Busch executives will present a ceremonial check to Gary Dollar, president/CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis.

“In addition to the Foundation’s gift, our employees also generously contribute to United Way through our internal workplace fundraising campaign that will begin in October,” said Margarita Flores, vice president of community affairs for Anheuser-Busch. “This is just one more way we demonstrate our commitment to our hometown and helping those the United Way supported organizations that do so much for our community.”

United Way of Greater St. Louis serves 16 Missouri and Illinois counties, and donations help United Way reach more than 170 health and human service agencies each year. United Way agencies strengthen families, provide job counseling and training, offer affordable childcare, help the elderly, reduce and prevent health problems, help people overcome disabilities, build safer communities, provide disaster relief, prevent violence, and more.

“Anheuser-Busch and its employees have a long history of helping people in its hometown,” Dollar said. “The needs in our community are significant, and this $2 million donation from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation will go a long way in helping people right here in our region.”

About United Way of Greater St. Louis

United Way funds more than 170 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois. More than one million people in our community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods. For more information, contact 314-421-0700 or visit www.stl.unitedway.org.

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