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John Sage



John Sage 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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P.O. Box 570895
Houston, Texas 77257-0895
713-463-7200


John Sage is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bridges To Life. Born and raised in Houston, John graduated from St. Thomas High School. He attended Louisiana State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration. Most of John’s professional life has been spent in the real estate and financial areas of business. John has been married to his wife Frances for 47 years and they have two sons, John and Hunter, daughters-in-laws Tiffany and Dominique, and three grandchildren, Hunter, Jr., Hudson, and Aubrey.

In 1993, John’s younger sister, Marilyn, was murdered. The two killers were apprehended and subsequently sentenced to the death penalty. After several years of trauma, rage, and grief, this life changing experience inspired John to found Bridges To Life in an effort to empower victims and rehabilitate prisoners. Bridges To Life searches for and embraces victims of violent crime, who are often broken by their pain, grief, and rage. Read more about John's journey here. 

The primary mission of Bridges To Life is to connect communities to prisons in an effort to reduce the recidivism rate of offenders and hereby effect a consequent reduction in crime in Texas. Under John’s leadership, Bridges To Life has experienced significant growth, currently utilizing over 750 volunteers annually who participate in programs in 80 prisons, plus youth and alternative settings.