Effective 2015 the Saint Louis Ambassadors our mission statement will be ‘to continue as an all-volunteer group of diverse individuals, move forward as a symbolic group of civic leaders and promote volunteerism, community pride and goodwill throughout the entire St. Louis Region, which is the 19th largest economic engine in the U.S. with 2.8M residents and 193K businesses that support over 10K charities.’
On January 3, 2015 at our Saint Louis Ambassadors ’50 Year Golden Gala’ we saluted St. Louis Mayor, A.J. Cervantes, as our founder in 1965. Also, we formed a partnering effort with our two related organizations, which are the U.S. Small Business Institute and the 1904 World’s Fair Charitable Foundation. The 3 groups collectively have 1,249 volunteers that will support three projects together. First, they will work with the Ferguson Commission on their plan to ease racial tensions and promote the St. Louis Region as a great place to live, be educated and conduct business. Next, the groups will operate their 3 new Saint Louis Sun, The Trinity Tribune and St. Louis Globe-Democrat online newspapers and post ‘fresh news twice daily’ to 967K e-contacts. Plus, the organizations will establish a new internet radio station named Ferguson USA ‘Hot Talk’ Radio and all three entities will have a satellite office in Ferguson. Finally, they will co-host events to celebrate the ‘50th Anniversary’ of the St. Louis Arch and the Saint Louis Ambassadors.