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Support Dogs Announces Capital Campaign Efforts
Organization fundraises for new headquarters while celebrating 30th anniversary
Campaign co-chairpersons include Pat Stokes, retired CEO at Anheuser-Busch, and his wife Aja; Warner Baxter, president and CEO at Ameren Missouri, and his wife Cynthia; Steve Lipstein, president and CEO at BJC, and his wife Susan, and; Craig Schnuck, chair of the executive committee for Schnucks Markets.
The recently raised $2 million includes $150,000 from U.S. Bank, $100,000 from equvf Ameren and approximately $1.8 million donated by local business and individuals.
“Timing is everything, so this campaign is perfect since we are currently celebrating our 30th anniversary,”
Support Dogs, Inc. is a national non-for-profit organization that offers dignity, hope and independence by providing highly skilled service dogs to individuals with disabilities and uniquely trained dogs to serve the community. Founded in 1981, the organization provides many services including an Assistance Dog program which matches people with various disabilities with a canine partner, a pet visitation therapy dog program called TOUCH (Therapy of Unique Canine Helpers), and a Paws For Reading program that places dogs in school. Support Dogs, which is located at 11645 Lilburn Park Rd., is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. For more information, call (314) 997-2325 or visit their website at www.supportdogs.org.