Beyond Housing is proud to announce that UMB Bank is now an official partner of the organization’s Once and for All effort. The effort launched in 2021 with a campaign by the same name featuring a series of video letters to St. Louis (often referred to locally as “The Lou”) called “Dear Lou” to raise awareness on the need to invest in the St. Louis region’s most under-resourced communities to move all of St. Louis forward.
“Our region’s biggest challenges are a direct result of our high concentrations of poverty and communities in decline,” said Beyond Housing CEO Chris Krehmeyer. “The support and leadership of our business community is vital to bring St. Louis together to finally address this. We’re thrilled to have UMB Bank as another corporate partner committed to creating a stronger St. Louis, once and for all.”
UMB Bank – St. Louis President Peter Blumeyer shares his thoughts to St. Louis with his personal “Dear Lou” letter.
Visit our homepage to read his full letter in the YouTube video description.
For nearly 110 years, UMB has been committed to supporting the communities it serves,” said Peter Blumeyer, president of UMB Bank St. Louis. “We are honored to partner with Beyond Housing on their Dear Lou campaign and to invest in the St. Louis community.”
The Once and for All campaign will promote the partnership in social media as well as a “Dear Lou” video featuring Blumeyer’s personal thoughts on the future of the St. Louis region.
UMB employees will also be volunteering their time and services to support the under-resourced communities in North St. Louis County that Beyond Housing serves.