On March 31, the local chapter received a $54,917 check from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation. Along with employee donations of $26,479 that were collected last year, local contributions from the brewer in the last year total $81,396.
The donations will be used to support a number of local health and human service programs through 15 nonprofit agencies. Brenda Morehouse accepted the donation on behalf of the United Way from Rob Haas, general manager of the brewery, and Janet Hogg, a United Way board member and Anheuser-Busch employee who co-chaired the United Way employee campaign at the brewery. Haas and Hogg presented the contribution on behalf of the Cartersville brewery's employees and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation.
"Thanks to all our employees who came together to support such a worthy organization," Haas said. "They know that their donations and those from our company's foundation will go to help our neighbors in Bartow County."
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anheuser-Busch, donating funds to hundreds of charities each year in communities across the country.
United Way of Bartow County seeks to improve people's lives by creating lasting changes in conditions that affect its communities. United Way collaborates with local business, government, nonprofits, faith-based groups and individuals to define and address the most pressing problems. At the same time, United Way continues its tradition of helping area residents meet basic health and human service needs by supporting innovative programs that have positive, measurable outcomes.
Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have established a legacy of helping others through charitable donations. Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have established a legacy of helping others through charitable donations. Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have donated nearly $475 million to charitable organizations since 1997, including those that support the environment, economic development, education, as well as disaster preparedness/relief and support of those who serve our country. In addition, Anheuser-Busch employees make a difference in the communities where they live and work through local volunteerism and fundraising efforts, including locally Keep Bartow Beautiful activities and the Great Lake Allatoona Clean-up. Brewery employees also sponsor a charity bike ride to benefit local organizations, the "Beautiful Backroads Century," which is one of Georgia's most popular bike rides.
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.3 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews the world's largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading brewer. Anheuser-Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company 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, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.