ST. LOUIS – On the day known as “Giving Tuesday,” more than 170 people gathered at the Anehueser-Busch Biergarten in St. Louis to celebrate a common commitment to the community.

The event began with words from Megan Green, who just assumed the role of President of the Board of Aldermen in St. Louis.

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The room was filled with palpable emotion, especially when the winners were announced. 

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation pledged to donate $20,000 to both the Missouri Historical Society and United Way’s 100 Neediest Cases, which won first and second place, respectively.

The second-place finishers, the St. Louis Area Foodbank and LifeWise StL, each received a donation of $10,000.