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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.