Whitney Saunders practiced law in the cities of Hampton Roads for more than forty years before being elected as the President and CEO of The Blocker Foundation in 2020. Close
Whitney is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, Swarthmore College and the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received an English-Speaking Union Fellowship to St. Edmund’s School in Canterbury, England. Whitney has chaired the boards of Edmarc Hospice for Children, the Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, the Planning Council, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board and the Suffolk Foundation. He is also a former member of the board of the Beasley Foundation. Whitney is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Sentara Healthcare, the Pruden Foundation, Community Action Coalition of Virginia and the Suffolk Foundation. In recognition of his record of community and professional service, Whitney has been the recipient of numerous awards, including designation as Suffolk’s First Citizen in 2006.