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Eero Saarinen Society

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Eero Saarinen Society

Eero Saarinen was the preeminent architect in 20th century modern design. Born in 1910, he immigrated to the United States from Finland when he was 13-years-old. Saarinen created masterpieces inspired by exploration and expansion. In 1947, he entered the design contest for a monument that would honor Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States. In February 1948, Saarinen’s design for a stainless-steel Arch was unanimously chosen. His timeless design fulfilled Luther Ely Smith’s vision for the riverfront memorial and continues to represent St. Louis’ advancement in the 21st century.

The Eero Saarinen Society (ESS) is named in honor of Eero Saarinen as a way to acknowledge those individuals making annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or above to support the Gateway Arch Park Foundation mission.

ESS Membership levels chart

Annual Giving Billed Monthly

Prefer to stretch your gift throughout the year? Monthly giving is an option for all Eero Saarinen Society membership levels. Please click here to donate monthly and enjoy all of the same great benefits. 

Questions? Contact Amanda Goldsmith at 314-881-3535 or


ESS Members

  • Anonymous
  • Tracey and Greg Aegerter
  • Mary Randolph Ballinger
  • Gerald Beckerle
  • Catherine and James Berges
  • Carolyn Kindle Betz and Adam Betz
  • Marion and Van-Lear Black III
  • David A. Blanton III
  • Jennifer and Matthew Brinkmeier
  • Susan and Roger Brown
  • Barbara Murphy Bryant
  • Ann L. Case
  • Mary and Robert J. Ciapciak
  • Sally and Thomas Cohn, Ellenwood Fund
  • Terry and Jim Coleman
  • Marcy and Rick Cornfeld
  • Venkata R. Devineni
  • Jill and Lance Dorgan
  • John R. Drew
  • Michael Dwyer
  • Jo Ellen and Phillip Essman
  • David C. Farrell
  • Susan Stark and Paul Fendler
  • Glenda and James M. Fiala
  • Penny Pennington and Mike Fidler
  • Adela and Logan Finerty
  • Linda and Steve Finerty
  • Melanie and Chris Fries
  • Karen and Lawrence Goering
  • Amanda Goldsmith
  • Jane and Wayne Goode
  • Dennis Gorg
  • Mary and John Gunther
  • Mary McNerney Gunther
  • Callie and Tim Halls
  • Trina Hamilton
  • Jane and Dwight Hardin
  • Loril and Dustin Hausladen
  • Mary Beth and James M. Havel
  • Julia Boyer and Brian Henry
  • Laura and Mike Herring
  • Sherry and Tom Jackson
  • Sally Johnston
  • Kathy and Rob Kilo
  • Jo Ann Taylor Kindle
  • Kristin Kuchem
  • Alicia and Tom Lantzy
  • Sally and Ned Lemkemeier
  • Yvette Joy Liebesman
  • Susan and Steven Lipstein
  • LaVerne Lorenzini
  • Rosalyn and Charles Lowenhaupt
  • Michelle and Robert MacDonald
  • Mrs. Jean Marglous and Family
  • Phyllis M. Maritz
  • Ann Marr
  • Karen and Bill Matteuzzi
  • Mary M. McCabe
  • Beth and Ryan McClure
  • Sharon Buchanan-McClure and Richard McClure
  • Margaret McDonald
  • Anne and John F. McDonnell
  • Caryn and Greg Mefford
  • Gidge and Tom Melzer
  • Jaime R. Mendez
  • Cynthia and Walter Metcalfe, Jr.
  • Judith C. Miniace
  • Marsha and Al Mitchell
  • Pam and Cal Nicholson
  • Anita and John O'Connell
  • Natalie R. Olwig
  • Melissa and George Paz
  • Jane and Dave Peacock
  • Susie and Gordon Philpott
  • The Prufrock Foundation
  • Roxanne and Ed Puzzella
  • Nancy and Donald Ross
  • Susan and Rich Ryffel
  • Anja and Jay Schmelter
  • Marilyn Schnuck
  • Nancy and Craig Schnuck
  • Stephanie A. Schnuck
  • Julie and Todd Schnuck
  • Lyle and Bill Seddon
  • Megan and Steven Shebik
  • Ruth Siteman
  • Susie and Joe Sivewright
  • Leisa and Joe Soer
  • Lucie and Steve Springmeyer
  • Susan Stangler
  • Amanda and Michael Swaleh
  • Barbara and Andy Taylor
  • Jessica and Jason Thein
  • Pam and Greg Trapp
  • Jane Tschudy
  • Laurie and Ray Van de Riet
  • Elizabeth Veraldi
  • Lisa and Joseph VonderHaar
  • Sage Charitable Foundation of Richard and Josephine Weil
  • Robin and Tim Wentworth
  • Linda and Peter Werner
  • Roma B. Wittcoff - In Memory of Raymond H. Wittcoff
  • Risa Zwerling and Mark Wrighton
  • Thomas B. Young
  • James Zemlyak