Fred M. Saigh was a great champion of individual men and women as well as of major institutions in the St. Louis area. Throughout his life, Fred contributed generously to many prominent St. Louis institutions, but he also took an interest in assisting ordinary people — from struggling students, to elderly people in failing health, to kids who needed braces. Although Fred Saigh is best known as the owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, many of his friends and acquaintances will always remember him as a perceptive and caring benefactor — a “one-man charity fund,” in the words of sportswriter Mike Eisenbath.
This gallery pays tribute to Fred Saigh — philanthropist, community benefactor, hard worker, and caring friend. We hope these images are, in the words of a young lady who was helped by Fred’s generosity — a heart’s hall of fame.” Laurie wrote a poem celebrating Fred’s life; this is its final stanza:
We’ll never forget you, Mr. Saigh,
Thoughts of you will always remain,
Locked forever in our memories,
And our heart’s hall of fame.