Thomas A. Saunders III

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Thomas A. Saunders III
Born 1937
Nationality American
Education Virginia Military Institute
University of Virginia
Occupation Investment banker
Spouse(s) Jordan (Horner) Saunders
Children Calvert Saunders Moore
Thomas A. Saunders IV

Thomas A. Saunders III (born 1937) is an American investment banker, and philanthropist.


Early life[edit]

Saunders graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and from the University of Virginia with an MBA in 1967.[1]


Saunders was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley from 1974 to August 1989.[2][3] He was involved with the Conrail private offering.[4] He was a Dollar Tree director since 1993. Saunders was a founder of Saunders Karp & Megrue Partners, LLC, and has been the President of Ivor & Co., LLC, a private investment company, since 2000.[5]


Saunders has given the University of Virginia some $17 million over the past twenty-five years. He is chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation's Board of Trustees; a bridge has been named for him.[6] He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Foundation.[7]

He and his wife endowed the Matthew C. Horner chair in military theory at Marine Corps University. They chaired the 1995 Dinner on the Lawn at UVA, to kick off a billion-dollar capital campaign. In 2007 the Saunders hosted the annual gala for the New-York Historical Society at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.[8] He and his wife were awarded the 2008 National Humanities Medal

Personal life[edit]

He married Jordan Horner Saunders. They have lived in New York City, since the 1960s. They have a daughter, Calvert Saunders, born 1968.[9][10]


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