Thomas A. Saunders III joined the Heritage Board of Trustees in 2005 and served as its chairman for nearly 10 years. In 2018, The Heritage Foundation awarded Saunders its highest honor, the prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Award.
Saunders is president of Ivor & Co., LLC, a private investment firm he founded in 2000. Prior to that, he worked at Saunders Karp & Megrue, which he founded in 1990, and Morgan Stanley, where he served as a managing director from 1974 to 1989. He is a board member of Dollar Tree, Inc., and Vital Connect and a senior advisor at Tiger Infrastructure Partners and Parallel Investment Partners.
Mr. Saunders received his BS from the Virginia Military Institute in 1958 and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School in 1967. Mr. Saunders is married to the former Mary Jordan Horner, the daughter of the late U. S. Marine Corps Major General Matthew C. Horner. The Saunderses reside in Palm Beach, FL. They have two children, Mrs. Calvert Saunders Moore of New York and Thomas A. Saunders IV of California, and four grandchildren.