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Anders 2023 Community Impact Report SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

As one of our core values, generosity is a key part of Anders identity and drives how we treat clients, employees and the members of our communities. To strengthen our ties to our communities and empower employees at every level of Anders to get involved, we invest both time and resources, individually and collectively. For our eighth annual community impact report, we’re proud to showcase the generosity of our people and our dedication to giving back to the communities we love.

WHAT DOES GENEROSITY MEAN TO ANDERS?

Generosity at Anders means investing in our communities by supporting the organizations that strengthen them with our time, resources and money. We give back because we care. In 2023, Anders employees were active members of over 178 organizations while also collectively supporting 320 organizations financially and through volunteer opportunities.
It’s our deep and abiding connection to our communities that drive us to support, and in turn be supported by, numerous local charitable, civic, cultural arts and professional organizations.

  • 178

    Organizations with Active Anders Members

  • 320

    Not-for-Profit Organizations Supported

  • 142

    Charitable Sponsorships

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Due to their own passion for giving back, as well as the encouragement and empowerment they receive from Anders to support what matters most to them, our employees participated in 142 charitable sponsorships in 2023 alone. As a result of so many team members leading, serving, supporting and volunteering at these organizations, Anders proudly donated over $395,344 to support the causes closest to us. That’s including our ongoing relationship with United Way, which raised almost $18,000 in 2023 alone.

With our core values in mind, particularly that of generosity, we can enact the change we want to see in our communities – through an open hand and an open heart. That’s the reason we dedicate each year to supporting one particular charity with our Charity of Choice program.

SUPPORTING OUR CHARITY OF CHOICE

  • $
    373510

    Total Donated Through our Charity of Choice Initiative

Our Charity of Choice program supports one charity each year through a combination of fundraising activities and volunteer efforts led by our staff. This program is a particular point of pride for the firm, which determines the charity selection by an open vote each December. In the 18 years since the program originated, it has raised $373,510 for great causes.

We are forever grateful to Anders for choosing us as their Charity of Choice for 2023. Their unwavering support through donations of goods, generous financial contributions and dedicated volunteering has been a beacon of hope for MOVE and the Veterans we serve. Their commitment to making a meaningful impact in the lives of those who have served our country is a testament to the power of compassionate partnerships. Together, we are creating positive change and transforming the future for veterans, one act of kindness at a time.

Bill Wallace, President/Executive Director of Missouri Veterans Endeavor

$
33510

Raised in 2023

In 2023, we raised $33,510 for our Charity of Choice, Missouri Veterans Endeavor. Missouri Veterans Endeavor (MOVE-STL) is a community for Veterans experiencing homelessness and their families. MOVE-STL’s success begins with Veterans living in a secure, sober environment with 24/7 on-site counseling. Families work with a Social Worker to create personalized action plans for addressing specific challenges and achieving goals. This formula empowers struggling Veterans, helping them rediscover purpose and optimism on their path to independent living.

In addition to Missouri Veterans Endeavor, other beneficiaries of the Anders Charity of Choice program have included Lydia’s House, the Child Center, Partners for Pets, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, Angels Arms, Shriners Hospitals for Children–St. Louis, Stray Rescue of St. Louis and many more.

For our Charity of Choice 2024, we are excited to support Memory Care Home Solutions. As with our support for Missouri Veterans Endeavor, Anders will hold a number of events and fundraisers to raise contributions for the worthy cause.

FEATURED CHARITY OF CHOICE EVENTS

More than 600 staff members, clients and friends of the firm joined together for the 35th annual Hoops for Hope, our yearly March Madness bracket tournament, to support MOVE-STL. Thanks to the generous support of those participants, Anders was able to present Missouri Veterans Endeavor with a $13,010 check.

Anders hosted Bags for Bags, a bags tournament that served as a food drive to benefit MOVE-STL. This event blended the generosity of a holiday meal food drive with the exciting competition of a bags tournament. In total, Bags for Bags supplied meals to feed 120 people.

Throughout the year, Anders team members joined forces for collaborative MOVE-STL Volunteer Days. Demonstrating their commitment, our team generously volunteered a total of 212 hours, focusing on revitalizing communal spaces and enhancing the campus grounds to create an even better living environment for veterans and their families.

The Young Professionals Group organized Christmas in July, a special event designed to fulfill specific needs at MOVE-STL. Our team donated over 500 items, contributing significantly to their daily needs.

Because of our efforts in the community, we were named a finalist for the St. Louis Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy & Innovation in Philanthropy Awards in the Midsize Company category for 2023. The award celebrates and recognizes local partnerships for going above and beyond standard philanthropic practices in new and creative ways.

EMPOWERING ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS

  • $
    395345

    Donated Through Sponsorships

In our commitment to making a positive impact on the communities where we live and work, Anders has supported numerous sponsorships, contributing substantial funds to various initiatives. With a total of $395,345 donated to community organizations, we have actively sought opportunities to foster positive change. These sponsorships enable us to assist in addressing community needs, raise awareness for important causes and actively participate in events that promote community well-being. In 2023, Anders was proud to sponsor the 140th Annual America’s Birthday Parade, the Ascension Charity Classic, Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis 31st Annual Golf Classic, the Gateway Children’s Charity Fall Fundraiser, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois 5th Annual United We Lead Gala and many other community-based events.

 

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST - ALWAYS

At Anders, we truly believe that if we take care of our people first, they in turn will take care of our clients and our communities, and everyone wins. To embrace that winning strategy, Anders approaches every relationship with our Core Values, Mission and Vision in mind.

Our Core Values

To ensure we are continually building a culture where happy people deliver outstanding results for our clients and community.

Our Mission

To serve as a catalyst for those striving to achieve their highest potential for our team, clients, and our community.

Our Vision

To challenge ourselves to always embrace our entrepreneurial spirit, spearhead change and be the advisory firm of choice.

Character

Doing the right thing. Always.

Transparency

Promoting an environment of trust and respect.

Collaboration

Aligning passions and expertise to focus on what matters most.

Originality

Leading with confidence to challenge the expected.

Empowerment

Inspiring people to be the best they can be.

Welcoming

Living a true spirit of family and fun.

Generosity

Giving back because we care.

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