Getting Involved and Giving Back
At Kozeny-Wagner, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our region through the projects we build and the community programs we support. Be it our time, talent or treasure, we, as a group and individually believe giving back is a good way to “Build a Better Quality of Life” for our family and friends while making sure future generations will continue to thrive in the community we are all proud to call home.
Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Kozeny-Wagner hosts an Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Last year’s event raised over $36,000 and in the past six years, this tournament has exceeded $140,000 in donations to the two world class pediatric hospitals.
This sold-out event is held each September at the beautiful Sunset Country Club in Sunset Hills, Missouri. Over 150 golfers and many more guests turn out for the event, including clients, subcontractors, suppliers, employees, colleagues and friends. Guests enjoy lunch, heavy horsd’oeuvres, open bar, gifts, raffles, contests, awards and a silent auction to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Hospital. Kozeny-Wagner greatly appreciates the volunteers, sponsors and guests who attend and support the golf tournament.
Each year, Kozeny-Wagner employees join fellow AEC Industry men and women across the St. Louis region in a community-based fundraising program called KIDstruction Week. During the first week of August each year, employees donated $1/per hour worked (or more).
Since its inception, KIDstruction Week has raised over $2.8 million to support the mission of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Funds raised allows St. Louis Children’s Hospital to continue providing the very best pediatric care to kids and families in our community and around the globe.
Patrick Kozeny, President of Kozeny-Wagner, is proud to have served as Chairman of this wonderful charitable industry effort in 2013, 2014 and 2015. For more information on KIDstruction Week, click here.
Working as Construction Manager, Kozeny-Wagner helped to bring a vacant 1-acre corner lot into a community asset in the suburban municipality of Wellston along the St. Vincent Greenway for Great Rivers Greenway.
Trojan Park is the result of a community engagement process that focused on desired amenities. The completed park features a modern playground, full-size basketball and volleyball courts, splash pad, a family picnic area, and extensive shade structures. There is also a full repertoire of outdoor adult fitness equipment. See the transformation video here!
STL Youth Outreach
The mission at STLYSO is to provide lightly used (sometimes new) donated sports equipment to children who otherwise may not be able to play due to the high cost of such equipment and to offer a “trade up” program for families to donate outgrown equipment and receive gear that’s the right size. They want to see that no child is denied the chance to play a sport due to the high price of equipment.
A local church in Jefferson County, MO donated some space for STLYSO to use to store and distribute equipment but they were in need of some contractor work to help separate the space. With the help of Kozeny-Wagner, they built a wall and door to separate the space and build a “portable wall” to create a hallway.
Click here to see Mike Rowe doing a special on the organization called Returning the Favor. It a great story!