09 May Civic Progress St. Louis makes donation to help North County
Civic Progress St. Louis made a donation Monday to organizations that are working to make the quality of life better in North St. Louis County.
Civic Progress donated more than $500,000 to the Urban League, Better Family Life, and STL Youth Jobs. All three groups received $100,000. A donation was also made to UMSL and both the Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens School Districts.
“You can’t succeed if one portion of the community is moving forward and one portion is moving behind. It won’t work. I think all of us recognize that. Today is a recognition of helping folks that have more challenges perhaps than others in their lives,” said Civic Progress Executive Director Tom Irwin.
Civic Progress is made up of CEOs from Missouri’s 35 largest companies. It has pledged to donate more than $2 million in the coming years towards improvements in North County.