ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The United Way downtown headquarters building gets a new name. The UW Executive Board announced it is naming the headquarters the Gary C. Dollar building.
Dollar, the former President and CEO, retired after 28 years with the United Way and 12 years as CEO.
Dozens of individual and corporate donors created the Gary Dollar Fund, raising $2.1 million dollars which will allow the United Way to pay off the mortgage of its headquarters and position the agency to help more people.
“One of St. Louis’ greatest treasures is our United Way,” said Jim Weddle, partner at Edward Jones and board chair of United Way, at a reception to unveil the building name. “Naming the building in honor of Gary strengthens and commemorates his many achievements in our community and positions United Way for the future.”
“Today we honor the past and look toward the future,” said Orvin Kimbrough, United Way of Greater St. Louis president and CEO. “United Way has a strong past, helping millions of local people since our inception. Through the generous support of our board and our community, we are positioned to help millions more people live their best lives. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.”