Each March many of us eagerly anticipate signs of Spring, not only for warmer weather and beautiful flowers but also for Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs…. You see, March is Girl Scout Cookie time and although the Girl Scouts may be synonymous with the tasty treat they embody so much more. The Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon … Read More
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All of us at The Saigh Foundation wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season! Take some time to relax and unwind. Most importantly, please enjoy your families and loved ones. We look forward to connecting in 2022!
Every year, Spring greets us with hope and renewal. This time last year, our community sheltered-in-place at a time when nature told us it was time to be out. Birds were nesting and flowers blooming; Spring was on its way. Yet, we felt forced into unnatural isolation, a continued hibernation to protect ourselves. Our community quickly began to feel the … Read More
March 4th is World Book Day -” a UNESCO initiative that aims to celebrate both books and reading especially among our younger members of societies.” The Saigh Foundation supports several programs that encourage literacy through reading. As Fred Saigh once said, “A world without books is like eating soup without salt.” While the world may mark one day to celebrate … Read More
In a little more than a week, the presidential election will signify a change in our country. Today political ads, commentary, and media headlines speak over one another to have the final word and sway our vote but on November 3rd the bitter battling among candidates and parties will finally reach its peak. Then what? Those whose candidate won will … Read More
As our kids return to school the ongoing controversy surrounding in-person versus virtual learning consumes families and the media. Often times we become so passionate about a cause or issue at hand we lose sight of who is ultimately affected by the decisions we, as parents and community leaders, make. In this case, it is our kids…the community’s most vulnerable … Read More
Gateway Center for Giving recently debut the Collaboration’s Directory – “a free & publicly-available tool intended to foster knowledge-sharing and provide context as potential partners contemplate opportunities to work together.” The Saigh Foundation believes that collaboration is an essential strategy in tackling society’s most pressing problems. The Regional Collaborations Directory offers information that sector stakeholders can use to partner for … Read More
Pre-COVID19, The Saigh Foundation conducted in-person site visits – either at our office in Clayton or “on-site” at a particular organization – to learn more about programs focused on enhancing the lives of children in St. Louis. These days, like everyone else, we are forced to adjust how we communicate with others and manage our business. Who knew Zoom would … Read More
The Saigh Foundation’s April 2020 grant cycle is now closed. The proposal decision date for these submissions is mid-July. We continue to assess the current crisis and monitor the significant needs in our community. The Saigh Foundation has made a significant gift to the St. Louis Community Foundation’s Regional Response Fund to partner with the community and broadens our reach … Read More
As we head into April it is anything but “business as usual” for most of us as we continue to adhere to social distancing requirements. These new precautionary measures, while necessary, make the work of many of our community not for profit organizations that much more difficult to execute. Yet we SEE you forging on, continuing to fill the gaps … Read More
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