New Partnership with We Are All Human and Signing of Hispanic Promise are Latest Actions by Leading Brewer to Strengthen our Communities
St. Louis, MO – September 13, 2021 –Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation announced today a new partnership with We Are All Human – including as a Founding Partner of Hispanic Star, a national program that mobilizes the private sector, non-profits and community leaders to work collectively across a shared agenda to accelerate the advancement of US Hispanics.
Through a $125,000 grant and status as Founding Partner, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation joins a select group of corporations and organizations who are actively engaging with Hispanic Star and supporting local organizations and initiatives designed to help career development within the Hispanic community.
“At Anheuser-Busch, making a positive and lasting impact in our communities is a priority for our 19,000 employees and our leading portfolio of brands, and that includes our strong connection to and support of the Hispanic community that continues to lead and shape cultural and consumer trends in the U.S.,” said César Vargas, Chief External Affairs Officer at Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud of our new partnership with Hispanic Star and look forward to continuing to use our reach and resources to drive more progress within the Hispanic community and create an even better future.”
As part of its commitment, Anheuser-Busch will also be signing the Hispanic Promise, a public pledge to prepare, hire, promote, retain and celebrate Hispanics in the workplace. The signing is timed to coincide with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which extends from mid-September to mid-October.
“Anheuser-Busch has a long history of community engagement and corporate leadership in support of the Hispanic community and we are extremely proud to have the Anheuser-Busch Foundation join as a Founding Partner of the Hispanic Star,” said Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder and Chairwoman of the We Are All Human Foundation and creator of the Hispanic Star. “They know that diversity makes them stronger as a company, and they act on it. Together, we recognize that the Hispanic community is key to driving progress in America and we look forward to working with them on multiple initiatives through Hispanic Star.”
About Hispanic Star
The Hispanic Star is a national organization focused on unifying and advancing the Hispanic community. It is the largest network of its kind, combining corporate leadership and community organizations at the national and local level to accelerate the upward mobility of Hispanics. The Hispanic Star is founded on the simple premise that what is good for Hispanics is good for America. For more information, visit www.hispanicstar.org and We Are All Human.
About The Anheuser-Busch Foundation
Established in 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation focuses on supporting organizations that help individuals and communities thrive. The Foundation contributes to countless community organizations every year in support of disaster preparedness and relief, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, military personnel and responsible drinking. Anheuser-Busch and its foundation are united by an unwavering commitment to supporting the communities that they call home and over the last 30 years, Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have donated more than $600 million to charitable organizations across the country. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.