On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of In-Bev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, we wanted to express our gratitude for our long-time partnership with Anheuser-Busch, which has spanned over 25 years. As a non-profit community arts center, we are deeply grateful to AB for supporting our mission of enriching lives and building community through the arts, and celebrate our shared desire to bring together people to create a better world.
As the fourth largest multidisciplinary community arts center in the country, each year COCA serves 50,000 people of all ages, all disciplines, all skill levels, and all demographics. We are very intentional about breaking down barriers, and, with the help of partners like AB, we are able to dedicate nearly $1 million to scholarships, support services and art programs to students in need in both our studios and in school classrooms across St. Louis.
AB is a major contributor to COCA’s single annual fundraiser, COCAcabana, and has been the event’s Presenting Sponsor for the last nine years. AB’s consistent leadership not only helps us solidify support from other donors and vendors, but the corporation’s generosity has been and continues to be critical to our success on this extremely important event which helps fund our programs, scholarships and operations.
Beyond financial support, AB functions as a true collaborative partner on COCAcabana. They lend members of their creative team to help us create unique experiences for our supporters, and they provide generous in-kind donations of decorations, auction items, and AB products.
COCA strives to build a vibrant St. Louis that is creative, connected and inclusive, and we appreciate that AB shares this vision.