Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the nation. The Saigh Foundation is pleased to support programs with two chapters in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The Mentoring Girls in St. Louis Program with the Eastern Missouri Chapter and the Big Heroes Program in Southwestern Illinois.
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February – Black History Month
The Black Rep Founded in 1976, The Black Rep is the country’s premier African-American theatre, providing platforms for acting and interpretation of theatre from the African-American perspective for audiences across the nation. The Black Rep will present The Light by Loy A. Webb during Black History Month. Performances will be in the Hotchner Studio Theatre at Washington University.
The Girl Scouts
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
Happy Holidays from The Saigh Foundation
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
Everyday Should Be World Book Day
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
We Must Stand United
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
The Saigh Foundation Supports Gateway Center for Giving’s Collaboration’s Directory
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
Longing for Handshakes and Hugs…
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