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Ameren Illinois Supports United Way Organizations Across Service Territory Through Annual Contributions

COLLINSVILLE (May 24, 2024) –United Way organizations throughout Illinois support communities by funding programs and providing education with the help of their non-profit partners. Without these resources, many individuals and families would lack the services needed to live rich and meaningful lives. Ameren Illinois and its employees believe in supporting these efforts and have donated more than $1.2 million to 22 United Way organizations in its service territory.

"We are grateful to Ameren Illinois' commitment to our organizations throughout the state," said Jennifer Zammuto, President of the Heart of Illinois United Way. "We serve Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties which continue to have a lot of need, with this investment we are able to fund more programs and services for our neighbors."

For more than 30 years, Ameren has supported the United Way and has been a long-time partner and contributor to help people live their best lives. The United Way supports hundreds of causes to help communities across Illinois including providing immediate basic needs and many youth programs.

"The United Way is focused on helping our most vulnerable populations build a good quality of life and we are proud to support their efforts," said Patrick Smith, Senior Vice President of Operations and Technical Services for Ameren Illinois. "At Ameren Illinois we are committed to empowering the communities we serve by giving back to the places we call home."

While the company contributed nearly $1 million, Ameren Illinois employees pledged more than $250,000 to support the company's 2023 United Way employee campaign.

United Way organizations in Ameren Illinois service territory include: Bureau County United Way, Heart of Illinois United Way, Kewanee Area United Way, McDonough County United Way, Prairieland United Way Inc., United Way for Spoon River Country, United Way of Adams County Inc., United Way of Central Illinois, United Way of Champaign County, United Way of Christian County, United Way of Coles County Inc., United Way of Danville Area Inc., United Way of Decatur and Mid Illinois, United Way of Eastern Lasalle County Inc., United Way of Effingham County, United Way of Greater Beardstown, United Way of Great St. Louis Inc., United Way of Illinois Valley Inc., United Way of Knox County Inc., United Way of McLean County, United Way of South Central Illinois, United Way of Southern Illinois, and Warren County United Way Inc.

For more information on United Way, visit https://www.unitedway.org/

About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and more than 800,000 natural gas customers throughout central and southern Illinois. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. Our mission is to power the quality of life. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook.