August 25, 2010
ANHEUSER-BUSCH FOUNDATION CONTINUES INVESTMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION WITH DONATION TO WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
$1 Million Donation to Webster is Part of More than $14 Million to Institutions in the Region
Supporting higher education is an important element in the giving philosophy of the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anheuser-Busch. As evidence of this commitment, the Foundation is announcing a $1 million donation to the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University.
"Anheuser-Busch is one of the region's strongest supporters of higher education, and we are grateful for their donation," said Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, president of Webster University. "Anheuser-Busch employs many Webster alumni and has a long history of supporting our mission to ensure high-quality learning experiences that transform our students for global citizenship and individual excellence."
Other institutions receiving recent financial commitments from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation are the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University,
Washington University, Fontbonne University, Harris Stowe State University, Ranken Technical College and Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.
"As one of Missouri's largest employers, we know first-hand the quality of graduates produced by Webster and the other outstanding universities in our home state," said Dave Peacock, president of Anheuser-Busch. "By supporting these universities, we are investing in the institutions that will produce our future community and business leaders. At Webster University, we know graduates are preparing to become business leaders in Missouri and throughout the world."
"We are honored and humbled by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation's generous gift," said Benjamin Ola. Akande, Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and professor of economics. "Webster shares a similar history and common values with A-B. Both started in St. Louis. Both grew to be globally respected. And both share a commitment to ensuring St. Louis remains a great place to work, live and learn."
About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. Since opening its first overseas campus in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education. The University's international presence now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.
Anheuser Busch and its employees build on a legacy of corporate social responsibility by focusing on three key areas: promoting alcohol responsibility, preserving and protecting the environment and supporting local communities. In the past three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers have committed more than $830 million in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving. Anheuser-Busch reduced total water use at its breweries by 38 percent since 2000 and the company has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. Since 1997, Anheuser-Busch and its Foundation have invested in local communities through donations of more than $450 million to charitable organizations. The company also has provided more than 68 million cans of drinking water to people impacted by natural and other disasters since 1988. Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information about Anheuser-Busch's programs, visit:: www.anheuser-busch.com/citizenship.html.
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