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Mission Statement

The Saigh Foundation mission is to enhance the quality of life in the St. Louis metropolitan region through support for charitable projects and initiatives which primarily benefit children and youth through education and health care. These objectives will continue to support the community interests shown by Fred M. Saigh during his lifetime.

About the Foundation

The Saigh (pronounced “sigh”) Foundation was created by Fred M. Saigh to serve as a legacy of the gifts he gave throughout his lifetime to the community of St. Louis, Missouri. Fred Saigh was known as an extraordinarily generous man. He touched the lives of many people he barely knew by sensing their need for assistance and offering help at critical times in their lives. He often gave anonymously, without a thought of seeking anything in return. Some have described him as a lifesaver. Mr. Saigh saw many acquaintances become life-long friends, friends who believe he changed their lives for the better as a result of his generosity and care.

The Foundation continues the important work begun by Mr. Saigh, by assisting St. Louis–area organizations that benefit children and youth, primarily in the areas of education and health care. The Foundation is particularly interested in stimulating the development of new ventures, as well as in supporting organizations that feature innovative approaches or programs. Like Mr. Saigh, The Foundation is especially dedicated to aiding those who might not otherwise receive assistance.

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