The Arts and Education Council (A&E) announced today that Ameren Corporation and its employees contributed over $130,000 to A&E in 2018. Ameren’s cumulative giving to A&E surpasses $7 million over the past 53 years. This is Ameren’s 13th consecutive year of surpassing $100,000 in giving.

“Ameren proudly supports the tremendous cultural, educational and economic impact the Arts and Education Council makes in the region," said Kendall Coyne, vice president of tax for Ameren Corporation. "It's an honor to contribute to an organization that continuously works to bring innovative and educational art programing to the communities we serve. We look forward to many more years of supporting the arts through partnership with A&E."

Nearly 1,000 employees contributed $107,000 toward the total contribution through Ameren’s Workplace Giving Campaign, which was led by associate Roxanne Adams. The corporation made an additional $25,000 corporate gift to the annual campaign.

Ameren made its first corporate investment to A&E in 1965 – just two years after A&E’s founding. Ameren’s associates hosted their inaugural A&E Workplace Giving Campaign in 1967, joining the company’s commitment to the arts. Ameren’s support from over 50 years has assisted A&E in providing arts funding that connects millions of adults and children with meaningful arts experiences.

“A&E believes that the arts are critical to shaping a more vibrant St. Louis for all. Workplace giving campaigns provide an excellent opportunity for people to make a real difference in their community through their companies,” says A&E President and CEO Cynthia A. Prost. “We’re grateful that our partners at Ameren and so many of its associates came together to keep art happening for millions of adults and children in our region.”

For more information about A&E Workplace Giving Campaigns, click here.