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Peabody Energy is a major economic driver in St. Louis, where the company has been headquartered for more than half a century.

Peabody Energy Volunteers with Junior Achievement

Employees from Peabody Energy’s St. Louis office participated in Junior Achievement “JA in a Day” program at Monroe ElementarPeabody Energy Donates Office Furniturey. 
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volunteers delivered kindergarten - 5th grade curriculum designed to encourage students to own their economic success by fostering work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Peabody is hopeful that the roughly 300+ students were positively influenced by the experience and have a greater understanding of the connection between education and future workplace success.


Peabody Energy Presents "Eggstravaganza" at Missouri Botanical Garden

Peabody Energy helped Missouri Botanical Garden hop into spring by sponsoring the Garden’s annual “Eggstravaganza” egg hunt. Peabody Energy Donates Office Furniture This year, 2,000+ people attended the event. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display. Peabody hopes their sponsorship will help the Garden convert visitors to members, driving sustaining membership so that even more in our region become actively invested in the Garden’s mission and growth.


Peabody Donates Office Furniture

Peabody Energy employees helped deliver gently used office furniture to the Youth and Family Center in downtown St. Louis. Peabody Energy Donates Office Furniture The nonprofit social service agency provides educational, social and recreational programs for youth and families. The office furniture will be used for newly hired administrative staff and will replace worn furniture throughout the Center.


Peabody Supports Family Resource Center

Peabody Energy’s Information Technology department adopted a teen and sponsored a toy drive to support Family Resource Center’s annual Shop for an Angel program. Peabody Supports Family Resource Center This year, more than 600 children will receive toys and gifts. The nonprofit’s mission is to offer abused children a chance at a better life by preventing and treating all forms of abuse and neglect through strengthening families.


Peabody Pedals for a Cause

Peabody Energy employees cycled through downtown St. Louis during the annual fundraising bike ride called Pedal the Cause. Pedal the Cause is a local charitable organization whose mission is to keep 100 percent of the funds raised during the ride in St. Louis for vital cancer research. Employees were able to raise $15,707 fPeabody employees pedal for a causeor St. Louis-based cancer research centers.


Peabody Supports Center of Creative Arts

St. Louis-based Peabody Energy donated $250,000 to the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) to seed facility reserves and for sustaining renovations. Peabody’s gift was the driving force of Michigan-based Kresge Foundation’s $500,000 grant to fund COCA’s multi-million dollar capitalization project. “COCA is a robust and dynamic St. Louis institution, uniquely impacting our community. Peabody is pleased to help COCA address its immediate facility needs while building its capacity to deliver services in the longer-term,” said Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. “Our intention is that this gift will help provide the foundation needed for COCA to continue to enrich the lives of individuals throughout the St. Louis community through arts education.”


Peabody Energy Laboratories at University of Missouri-St. Louis

Peabody Energy’s corporate office in St. Louis, Mo., made a significant gift to the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) to renovate and modernize Benton andPeabody Energy Laboratories at University of Missouri-St. Louis Stadler Halls. Peabody’s gift will create the Peabody Environmental Engineering Laboratory and Peabody Physics Laboratory. “Our investment in UMSL recognizes the university as one of our region’s most valuable assets in delivering quality STEM education at a reasonable cost. The renovations of these laboratories are important for our region, and they’re important for our future work force,” said Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy.


Peabody Puts the Energy Into the Cure

Employees from Peabody Energy’s headquarters in St. Louis participated in Susan G. Komen 2012 Race for the Cure. On June 23, Peabody employees joined nearly 44,000 walkers in the largest Susan G. Komen Race in the country. Funds collected from a “Komen Cookie” sale and online team donations raised nearly $5,500 for breast cancer research, screening, treatment and education programs.

 Peabody employees participate in Susan G. Komen 2012 Race for the Cure


ISEE Recognizes Peabody and Volunteer Employees

ISEE Recognizes Peabody and Volunteer EmployeesThe International Society of Explosives Engineering (ISEE) Education Foundation has recognized Peabody Energy as a Bronze Level Funder for their annual Jerry McDowell Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises funds for the Foundation’s Jerry McDowell Scholarship Foundation. Overall, Peabody has matched $4,500 in scholarship funding for the Scholarship Foundation through the Next Generation’s Recruiting Program. Since the McDowell Scholarship Foundation was established, 63 students have received over $51,000 to support their engineering education in programs related to the use of commercial explosives in mining, quarrying and construction. Peabody Energy employees Beverly Price, the Jerry McDowell Scholarship Foundation’s Secretary, and Jason Ryan, the Scholarship Foundation’s Treasurer, were also recognized for their volunteering efforts with the organization.


Peabody Employees Walk for Wishes

Peabody Energy employees participated in the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s “Walk for Wishes” in St. Louis, Mo. A group of Peabody employees walked a mile to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

 Peabody Energy employees participated in the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Walk for Wishes in St. Louis, Mo


Peabody Provides Disaster Relief in Wake of Southern Illinois Tornado

Peabody Provides Disaster Relief in Wake of Southern Illinois TornadoPeabody Energy donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross Little Egypt Network after a deadly tornado swept across Harrisburg, Ill., near Peabody’s Cottage Grove, Wildcat Hills and Willow Lake Mines. Peabody’s donation helped the Red Cross establish an emergency shelter and deploy hundreds of volunteers. The agency also provided bedding, supplies and food for displaced families.


Peabody Employees Make Their Mark in the Classroom

Peabody Energy employee volunteers participated in Junior Achievement’s “JA-In-A-Day” program at Monroe Elementary School in St. Louis, Mo. “JA-In-A-Day” is an educational delivery method that facilitates partnership between businesses and elementary/middle schools. Peabody’s 22 volunteers taught students essential business and economic life skills.


Peabody Volunteers "Rise and Shine" for Heat-Up St. Louis

Peabody Energy employees joined 95,000 volunteers and donors during the Hardees’ Rise and Shine for Heat-Up St. Louis fundraising eventPeabody Energy employees joined 95,000 volunteers and donors during the Hardees’ “Rise and Shine" for Heat-Up St. Louis fundraising event.  Heat-Up St. Louis is a St. Louis nonprofit energy assistance and advocacy charity. Monies raised from the event were donated to social service and community action agencies in the bi-state region.


“Cans and Coats” for Operation Food Search

Peabody Energy raised money and collected canned goods and winter clothes for Operation Food Search, an organization established to tackle hunger by Peabody Energy raised money and collected canned goods and winter clothes for Operation Food Searchdistributing food free of charge throughout the St. Louis region. Nearly 3,793 pounds of food, 400 coats, 80 scarves, 50 pairs of boots and other winter items were donated. In addition, participants were involved in a Virtual Food Drive to raise more funds. Peabody Energy’s total donations to the organization are valued at nearly $11,204, which will help feed 2,710 people for one day. In addition, Peabody provided Operation Food Search with a $30,000 grant in recognition of the nonprofit’s 30 years of service.


Advanced Coal and Energy Research Facility, Washington University in St. Louis

Advanced Coal and Energy Research Facility, Washington University in St. LouisPeabody is advancing low-carbon and green coal technology research through a $5 million grant to the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization at Washington University in St. Louis. Peabody helped found this unique, international partnership of universities, industry leaders and foundations. 


Corporate Partner Award from the Saint Louis ZooCorporate Partner Award from the Saint Louis Zoo

Since 2006, Peabody Energy has been a loyal supporter of the Saint Louis Zoo. Most significantly, the company made a gift of $2.5 million to The Living Promise Campaign to help renovate the oldest building on Zoo grounds, the former Elephant House now named “Peabody Hall.” In 2011, Peabody was honored by the Zoo Association as Corporate Partner of the year. Read more about Peabody's partnership with the St. Louis Zoo.


Bringing a Cultural Landmark Back to LifePeabody Opera House

Oct. 1, 2011 marked the “encore” of Peabody Opera House, a historic venue in the heart of downtown St. Louis that was shuttered for more than 77 years and has been reopened. Thanks to Peabody’s partnership, this treasured landmark once again lights up downtown with musicals, concerts and other events.


Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Program

The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program reaches communities surrounding the company’s headquarters in St. Louis by honoring educators who make a difference in the lives ofPeabody Energy Leaders in Education Program cash gift students. A committee of top educators, community members and business leaders selects award recipients from nominations submitted throughout the school year. Honorees receive local recognition and a $1,000 cash gift. One leader is chosen as “Educator of the Year” and receives additional accolades and $5,000 in award money. Nominate your favorite educator today.


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