Ameren Corporation has donated $200,000 to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. Ameren Illinois President, Richard Mark, and Ameren Missouri President, Michael Moehn, presented the check during the Urban League’s 99th Annual Dinner Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Arch on March 27.
“Because of Ameren’s generosity, the Urban League of St. Louis is able to carry out our mission of empowering the community and changing lives,” said Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. “They have been a longtime and dedicated supporter of the Urban League through donations of time, talent and resources, and we are grateful for their continued belief in our mission and appreciate all of the support they provide.”
Half of the funds will be used for local programs and initiatives and the additional $100,000 will go toward sponsoring the community day at the Urban League’s national convention, being held in St. Louis this July.
“At Ameren, we see our role in the community as being more than just the people who work hard to supply the energy that powers our lives,” said Mark. “We are part of the fabric of our communities and though our support of organizations such as the Urban League, we strive to strengthen the areas we serve.”
Ameren has a long history of supporting the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, both financially and through regional initiatives including programs such as Dollar More, free air conditioner giveaways and home weatherization workshops.
Most recently, Ameren supported the Urban League’s efforts in Ferguson, Missouri, including the Save Our Sons program and the soon-to-be-opened Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson.
“The St. Louis chapter of the Urban League is consistently ranked the No. 1 affiliate of the National Urban League,” said Moehn. “They are a great example for affiliates across the country, and we are pleased to assist them as they welcome members from across the country to St. Louis this summer. Their ongoing effort to improve the quality of life for residents in our communities is a noble cause we are proud to support.”
About Ameren Corporation
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. Follow the company on Twitter @AmerenCorp. For more information, visit Ameren.com.
About the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis exists to empower African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality, and civil rights. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. takes a holistic approach to economic empowerment and self-sufficiency. Through community programs in three counties across the bi-state region, it helps its clients to climb out of poverty by helping them to find economic opportunity, providing educational excellence and community empowerment and encouraging civil rights and advocacy. The League’s Community Empowerment Initiative provides clients in need with food, clothing and other life necessities while strengthening families and helping people become self-sufficient. The Education Excellence Initiative encourages and enables participants to apply learning to everyday situations, to embrace technology and to achieve academic excellence. The Economic Opportunity Initiative provides resources to strengthen individuals, families, and communities by improving and climbing the economic “ladder” to a better quality of life. For more information, visit ulstl.com.
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