Friday, July 20, 2012

Philanthropist honored by state bar

Reginald Reeves has a long history of giving


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

Reginald Reeves

Making a difference in the world depends on the contributions of many people, but those people are often inspired by one individual with an uncommon sense of mission.

Attorney and philanthropist Reginald R. Reeves is such a person. Last week, he was given two awards from the Idaho Bar Association, one for outstanding community service and one for his 60-year tenure as an attorney.

Reeves, 87, practices family law in Idaho Falls and lives with his wife, Beverly, in Sun Valley. His recent awards can be added to a treasury of accolades for his work in support of humanitarian causes in Idaho and around the world.

Reeves has also been given the Commander's Award for Public Service, the fourth-highest honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian, the Alumni Hall of Fame award from the University of Idaho and the Governor's Brightest Star award for public service.

Using connections made during his distinguished career in the U.S. military, where he rose to the rank of colonel, Reeves has gathered and distributed millions of dollars worth of food, medical supplies and educational materials to those in need across Idaho, and as far away as Vietnam, Kosovo and the Virgin Islands.

His work to help open offices in Idaho Falls and Boise to assist low-income people to obtain free medication from pharmaceutical companies resulted in $10 million in drugs going to those in need in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 alone, Reeves raised $300,000 for soup kitchens and various homeless shelters and charities.

When asked by the Idaho Bar Association what he has learned form his work in public service Reeves quoted Winston Churchill: "With what you earn you can make a living. With what you give you can make a life."

Tony Evans: tevans@mtexpress.com




About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of mtexpress.com and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads



 Local Weather 
Search archives:


Copyright © 2020 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.