Eero Saarinen Society members are key partners in sustaining Gateway Arch National Park by providing significant funding through unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more annually to support the mission and work of Gateway Arch Park Foundation. Their generous investment enables us to fulfill our mission of conservation, education, and community engagement. As an Eero Saarinen Society member, you join a generous group of supporters dedicated to keeping the Gateway Arch the iconic monument and park it is both now and for generations to come.
Become a leading sustainer of a national treasure today by joining the Eero Saarinen Society (ESS) with your leadership annual gift!
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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.