Mary Saunders

Mary Leong Saunders

Vice President – Philanthropy

As Vice President-Philanthropy, Mary Leong Saunders provides leadership and guidance for all fund development and community engagement programs and activities.

Prior to joining CCH, Saunders served as executive director of Family Promise of Hawai‘i, a nonprofit organization serving homeless families with children. In addition to overseeing all operations, she was responsible for fund development, donor stewardship, staffing, program development and volunteer training.

Previously, Mary served as the state supervisor of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a Congressionally mandated assessment for the U.S. Department of Education. Mary has also been the executive director for the Rotary Club of Honolulu. She completed the Weinberg Fellows program in 2014.

Saunders graduated from Maryknoll High School and received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado.