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Jordan Saunders has been actively involved in a broad range of civic and philanthropic pursuits with a particular focus on national defense, historic preservation, higher education, health care and the arts.  She was recognized for her contributions to the humanities in 2008 when she and her husband Thomas A. Saunders III were named the first joint recipients of the National Humanities Medal, presented by President George W. Bush.

Mrs. Saunders has served on the Board of Trustees for the Marine Corps University Foundation for more than 20 years.  She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Interior to the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission which commemorated the 400th anniversary of the first permanent settlement at Jamestown. Mrs. Saunders was also appointed, by the Governor of Virginia, to serve on the Board of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She served as a Trustee and Chairman of the Development and External Affairs Committee of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.  Mrs. Saunders has been actively involved with a number of other organizations including: the School of American Ballet, the Museum of the City of New York, Robert E. Lee Foundation, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Old Westbury Gardens, the Churchill School and Grosvenor Neighborhood House in NYC.

In 1995, Mrs. Saunders chaired the committee that planned and organized the University of Virginia’s $1.5 billion Capital Campaign Kick-Off Dinner for 1500 guests. She served as Chairman of the Virginia Military Institute’s Parade Ground Dinner in 2000 and has the unique honor of receiving two dress parades: one at the United States Marine Corps Headquarters at “8th and I” in Washington D.C., the other at the Virginia Military Institute with a “fly over” of U.S. Airforce-F16.

Mrs. Saunders is the daughter of the late Major General Matthew C. Horner, USMC and Mrs. Rebecca J. Horner. Mr. and Mrs. Saunders are the parents of a son, Taz and a daughter Calvert.  Mrs. Saunders has four grandchildren: Carter, George and Schuyler Moore and Fin Saunders.  Mr. and Mrs. Saunders reside in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Bio

Jordan Saunders has been actively involved in a broad range of civic and philanthropic pursuits with a particular focus on national defense, historic preservation, higher education, health care and the arts.  She was recognized for her contributions to the humanities in 2008 when she and her husband Thomas A. Saunders III were named the first joint recipients of the National Humanities Medal, presented by President George W. Bush.

Mrs. Saunders has served on the Board of Trustees for the Marine Corps University Foundation for more than 20 years.  She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Interior to the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission which commemorated the 400th anniversary of the first permanent settlement at Jamestown. Mrs. Saunders was also appointed, by the Governor of Virginia, to serve on the Board of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She served as a Trustee and Chairman of the Development and External Affairs Committee of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.  Mrs. Saunders has been actively involved with a number of other organizations including: the School of American Ballet, the Museum of the City of New York, Robert E. Lee Foundation, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Old Westbury Gardens, the Churchill School and Grosvenor Neighborhood House in NYC.

In 1995, Mrs. Saunders chaired the committee that planned and organized the University of Virginia’s $1.5 billion Capital Campaign Kick-Off Dinner for 1500 guests. She served as Chairman of the Virginia Military Institute’s Parade Ground Dinner in 2000 and has the unique honor of receiving two dress parades: one at the United States Marine Corps Headquarters at “8th and I” in Washington D.C., the other at the Virginia Military Institute with a “fly over” of U.S. Airforce-F16.

Mrs. Saunders is the daughter of the late Major General Matthew C. Horner, USMC and Mrs. Rebecca J. Horner. Mr. and Mrs. Saunders are the parents of a son, Taz and a daughter Calvert.  Mrs. Saunders has four grandchildren: Carter, George and Schuyler Moore and Fin Saunders.  Mr. and Mrs. Saunders reside in Palm Beach, Florida.