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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 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

  • Albers/Kuhn Family Foundation
  • Barbara and Stephen Archer
  • John Q. Arnold
  • Berkshire Hathaway 
  • Gerald Beckerle
  • Adam Bergen
  • Carolyn Kindle Betz and Adam Betz
  • Barbara Murphy Bryant
  • Ann L. Case
  • Sally and Thomas Cohn, Ellenwood Fund
  • Terry and Jim Coleman
  • Common Ground Public Relations
  • Marcy and Rick Cornfeld
  • Jamie and Aaron Cregger
  • Kathleen Davis
  • John R. Drew 
  • Ellen and Henry Dubinsky
  • Mary Carpenter and Phil Estep
  • Penny Pennington and Mike Fidler
  • Linda and Steve Finerty
  • Charles Gallagher
  • Karen and Lawrence Goering
  • Stacey Goldman and Timothy Greenwald
  • Dennis Gorg
  • Mary and John Gunther
  • Jason Hall and Justin Kern
  • JoAnn Taylor Kindle
  • Carol and Ward Klein
  • Laura and Mike Herring
  • HOK
  • Christine and David Houston
  • Jackes Foundation
  • Sherry and Tom Jackson
  • Barbara and David Jolley
  • Pat and Joe Kaiser
  • Gayle Zollmann and Vincent Keil
  • Noreen and Tom Laffey
  • David Langdon 
  • Rosalyn and Charles Lowenhaupt
  • Phyllis M. Maritz
  • Karen and Bill Matteuzzi
  • Sharon Buchanan-McClure and Richard McClure
  • Margaret McDonald
  • Anne and John F. McDonnell
  • Sarah and Adam Melinger
  • Gidge and Tom Melzer
  • Judith C. Miniace
  • Kathryn and Eric Moraczewski
  • James Murphy
  • Pam and Cal Nicholson
  • Clare Davis and David Obedin
  • Anita and John O'Connell
  • Thomas O'Meara
  • Melissa and George Paz
  • Jane and Dave Peacock
  • Susie and Gordon Philpott
  • Philpott Family Foundation
  • Jeff Rainford
  • Liz and Gordon Reel
  • Regional Business Council
  • Nancy and Donald Ross
  • Steven F. Schankman - Contemporary Productions
  • Nancy and Craig Schnuck
  • Mrs. Edward Schnuck
  • Julie and Todd Schnuck
  • Ruth Siteman
  • Susan and Joe Sivewright
  • Sandra and William Snyder
  • Leisa and Joe Soer
  • Kate and Howard V. Stephens
  • Michael Swaleh - Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Barbara and Andy Taylor
  • Susan and Randy Trautman
  • Laurie and Ray Van de Riet
  • James C. Vaughan
  • 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