Don Sanders is the Founder of Sanders Morris Harris. Now more than 29 years later the successor to Sanders Morris Mundy is one of the most successful wealth management firms in the United States. Prior to starting Sanders Morris Harris Group in 1987, Don was employed by E.F. Hutton, one of the nation’s leading securities firms, for nearly 30 years, serving as Executive Vice President as well as being a Board Member. A native of Mexia, Texas, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Don continues his full time job at Sanders Morris Harris but has also found other interests. In 1979 he became a minority owner of the Houston Astros. Twenty years later, he, along with Nolan and Reid Ryan founded Ryan Sanders Baseball which today owns the Round Rock Express (the Texas Rangers AAA Farm Club), and Ryan Sanders Sports Services, also known as RS3. Although Don is well-known for his financial and sports expertise, he is equally well-respected as an active community leader. He was the founder of the Houston Police Foundation and currently a Board Member of the Houston Police Officers' Pension System. He is a founding Board Member of the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl and the Nolan Ryan Foundation. Previously he served on the Board of Regents of the University of Houston. Don has a long tradition of supporting area schools and has generously built a baseball field for the KIPP Explore Baseball program, as well as the Kinkaid School baseball field and facilities which bears his name. Don also donated and endowed a world-class baseball facility at his alma mater, Sam Houston State University where he was also inducted into the Hall of Honor. In addition, he funded a life-sized bronze statue at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown that commemorates the All-American Girls Baseball League. His tremendous love for animals led Don to Friends for Life, a No-Kill animal rescue and adoption shelter where he personally financed a state-of-the-art shelter and facility. From his business accomplishments to his dedication and love of sports, care of animals, and compassion for others, he continues to embrace life in the fullest.