Leon Lee is part of the prominent Lee baseball family. His brother, Leron Lee, played in the major leagues and also overseas in Japan. His son, Derrek Lee, also played in the major leagues and came within a whisker of winning the triple crown while playing for the Chicago Cubs in 2005. Leon played in the St. Louis Cardinals chain and also overseas in Japan.
Leon is the CEO and founder of the non-profit company Dream Alive Vision. Dream Alive Vision is committed to supporting existing non-profits that are geared towards helping African Americans overcome the race-based economic disparities found in the United States today. Leon is committed to financially assistingboth the development ofnew business ideas, as well as existing ones, that address critical needs in the African American community.
The mission of Dream Alive Vision is to fundamentally change the status quo where African American communities find themselves on the short end of critical resources that are necessary to thrive. Leon’s strategy is to create partnerships with like-minded organizations in an effort to concentrate these resources in a manner that powerfully impacts lives.
Leon has been married to his wife, Pamela, for 47 years and has three children and five grandchildren.