ST. LOUIS ( -- Bayer is providing more than $1.2 million in grants to The Muny and Lift for Life Academy for their ongoing construction and renovation projects.

The Muny will break ground on a new stage at the end of 100th season

Renderings of the new stage design and renovations. Changes are expected to be finalized by 2020. (Credit: The Muny)

The Muny will receive $1 million over the course of five years to assist with with the Second Century Capital Campaign improvements. This includes rebuilding the entire theatre stage, maintenance and repairing the 100-year-old campus.

Lift for Life Academy will receive $246,000 to add six new STEM-focused classrooms to the academy's new high school wing. 

Bayer grants $1.2 million in support of 2 St. Louis area projects

Credit: Lift for Life Academy 

“We are eager and honored to support civic projects that promote the arts, digital innovation and STEM-based learning opportunities,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer’s Vice President of Community Engagement in a statement.

According to the school's newsletter, Lift for Life offered their first high school engineering course in the 2016-17 school year.

“These grants represent Bayer’s ongoing commitment to assist organizations in the communities where our employees and customers live and work," Mitchell said. "The ultimate impact of these St. Louis organizations will last far beyond the buildings that we’re improving together.”

According to company, the grants represent Bayer’s commitment to support local organizations within the St. Louis region.

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