Bivian "Sonny" Lee III
Founder, President, Son of a Saint
Bivian (Sonny) Lee III, is the Founder & President of Son of a Saint Foundation, an organization that enhances the lives of fatherless males through mentorship, education, sports and mental health. Lee, the son of a former New Orleans Saints defensive back, lost his father at a very young age and the impact of that loss in his life fueled his passion to provide direction and opportunity to these youngsters.
Sonny Lee graduated with honors from the historic St. Augustine High School and the University of New Orleans where he studied marketing and management. Post graduation, he was Chief Aide to Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. Additionally, he held positions as Director of Operations for the New
Orleans Zephyrs Triple A baseball team and Director of the New Orleans Jazz Institute.
Lee established Son of A Saint with a vision to “help improve our community by becoming the premiere organization in New Orleans that holistically serves fatherless males." He quickly gathered a team of diverse and talented advisors and successfully hosted several fund raising activities to advance his cause.
In 2011, Sonny Lee was selected to Gambit Magazines’ exclusive 40 Under 40 Club, a distinction awarded to high achievers for their accomplishments and contributions to the City. Recently he created and produced the ‘Son of a Saint Code Of Conduct’, a guide that provides specific life practices to young males. Lee is also in the process of authoring Son of A Saint book based on his life and the organization.
During his down time, Lee enjoys quality time with his family playing basketball, tennis, traveling, and giving back to his beloved city. His passion is speaking to young males about the importance of education, community service and making quality decisions.
Sonny Lee is available to speak to your community or organization. Please email [email protected] with your requests and for more information.