Corporate Partner Spotlight: World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology has been a longtime supporter of Gateway Arch Park Foundation, dating back to 2013 at a time of transformation for the Arch grounds.
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World Wide Technology has been a longtime supporter of Gateway Arch Park Foundation, dating back to 2013 at a time of transformation for the Arch grounds. Today, the company is a co-presenting sponsor of Winterfest—the Foundation's largest community event and an annual St. Louis holiday tradition—while Ann Cuiellette Marr, the company's Global Human Resources leader, serves on the Foundation's Board of Trustees. We caught up with Ann to talk about why Gateway Arch National Park is so important to her and World Wide Technology.
How has the partnership between Gateway Arch Park Foundation and World Wide Technology grown over time?
We first became a partner 10 years ago, giving $2 million for the design and construction to create the Arch grounds we see today. That initial pledge led to continued partnership and today we're a co-presenting sponsor of Winterfest—four years running!
What makes Gateway Arch Park Foundation an important community partner for World Wide Technology?
World Wide Technology has 9,000 employees around the globe, but St. Louis is our home. We've created a culture that has put community at the forefront, supporting the place where we live and work and encouraging our employees to do the same. Gateway Arch Park Foundation allows us to not only invest in Downtown, but also gives our employees opportunities to volunteer and create family memories by attending some of the best events in St. Louis, which are put on by the Foundation. It's partnerships like the one we have with Gateway Arch Park Foundation that allow us to live out our company values and help us maintain our reputation as being a great place to work. So in short, it makes sense for the community, it makes sense for our employees, and it makes sense for business.