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Eero Saarinen Society

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Eero Saarinen Society

Join today, double your impact! All new memberships and membership renewals with level increases are being matched by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation board of trustees. Membership support is twice as monumental this spring!

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 making annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or above to support the Gateway Arch Park Foundation mission.

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. 

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership reinforces your ongoing commitment and dedication to this St. Louis icon and the role that the Gateway Arch Park Foundation has in its future.  Corporate membership begins at $1,500 and includes many great benefits.  Find out more here.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Melinger at 314-881-3535 or


ESS Members

  • Barbara and Stephen Archer
  • John Q. Arnold
  • Berkshire Hathaway/Bob Bax 
  • Gerald Beckerle
  • Adam Bergen
  • Carolyn Kindle Betz and Adam Betz
  • Jennifer and Matthew Brinkmeier
  • Barbara Murphy Bryant
  • Ann L. Case
  • Sally and Thomas Cohn, Ellenwood Fund
  • Terry and Jim Coleman
  • Marcy and Rick Cornfeld
  • Jamie and Aaron Cregger
  • Kathleen Davis
  • John R. Drew
  • Ellen and Henry Dubinsky
  • Michael Dwyer
  • Mary Carpenter and Phil Estep
  • Penny Pennington and Mike Fidler
  • Adela and Logan Finerty
  • Linda and Steve Finerty
  • Jen and Cap Grossman
  • Stacey Goldman and Timothy Greenwald
  • Karen and Lawrence Goering
  • Dennis Gorg
  • Mary and John Gunther
  • Callie and Tim Halls
  • Jane and Dwight Hardin
  • Loril and Dustin Hausladen
  • Mary Beth and James M. Havel
  • Brian Henry
  • Laura and Mike Herring
  • Jackes Foundation
  • Sherry and Tom Jackson
  • Barbara and David Jolley
  • JST Charitable Fund
  • Pat and Joe Kaiser
  • Gayle Zollmann and Vincent Keil
  • Kathy and Rob Kilo
  • JoAnn Taylor Kindle
  • Carol and Ward Klein
  • Noreen and Tom Laffey
  • David Langdon 
  • Alicia and Tom Lantzy
  • Rosalyn and Charles Lowenhaupt
  • Phyllis M. Maritz
  • Ann Marr
  • Karen and Bill Matteuzzi
  • Mary M. McCabe
  • Sharon Buchanan-McClure and Richard McClure
  • Margaret McDonald
  • Anne and John F. McDonnell
  • Caryn and Greg Mefford
  • Sarah and Adam Melinger
  • Gidge and Tom Melzer
  • Cynthia and Walter Metcalfe, Jr.
  • Judith C. Miniace
  • Marsha and Al Mitchell
  • Kathryn and Eric Moraczewski
  • Mimi and James Murphy, Jr.
  • Pam and Cal Nicholson
  • Clare Davis and David Obedin
  • Anita and John O'Connell
  • Melissa and George Paz
  • Jane and Dave Peacock
  • Susie and Gordon Philpott
  • Philpott Family Foundation
  • The Prufrock Foundation
  • Regional Business Council
  • Nancy and Donald Ross
  • Susan and Rich Ryffel
  • Steven F. Schankman - Contemporary Productions
  • Anja and Jay Schmelter
  • Nancy and Craig Schnuck
  • Mrs. Edward Schnuck
  • Julie and Todd Schnuck
  • Megan and Steven Shebik
  • Susan and Joe Sivewright
  • Leisa and Joe Soer
  • Susan Stangler
  • Kate and Howard V. Stephens
  • Michael Swaleh - Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Barbara and Andy Taylor
  • Jessica and Jason Thein
  • Pam and Greg Trapp
  • Susan and Randy Trautman
  • Laurie and Ray Van de Riet
  • James C. Vaughan
  • Elizabeth Veraldi
  • Lisa and Joseph VonderHaar
  • Sage Charitable Foundation of Richard and Josephine Weil
  • Robin and Timothy Wentworth
  • Linda and Peter Werner
  • Mark Wittcoff
  • Roma B. Wittcoff - In Memory of Raymond H. Wittcoff