From movie nights and pancake breakfasts to adventurous trips around the world, the Reeves family is into fun—and philanthropy.
Kevin, a vice president of Natural Gas & Power Origination at BP, and Kathryne, senior vice president for Enterprise Marketing at Cardinal Health, have called New Albany home since moving to central Ohio from Houston in 2003. Their children, Camille and Kevin, attend Columbus Academy and are active in sports and music.
The couple established the Reeves Family Foundation in 2014 as a way to provide support to organizations they care about—and as a tool to teach their children about the importance of giving—a lesson both Kevin and Kathryne learned early on.
“We hope to help the organizations we believe in move the needle on the issues we care about.”
“Looking back, it’s clear that both of our families gave generously; primarily to their churches, alumni organizations, and the like,” Kevin said. “Knowing what we know now, it is obvious what a big sacrifice that was. Now that we are in a position to make choices for our family, we have tried very hard to stay true to the generous spirit and values of our parents by continuing their tradition of philanthropy within our own family.”
Both Kevin and Kathryne like the welcoming spirit of Columbus, and have been involved in numerous nonprofit organizations that support their passion for education and literacy.
“We believe that these two areas have proven to be the pathways to economic well-being and prosperity. We’ve seen this in our own lives,” Kathryne said.
Kathryne is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School, and Kevin attended West Point and served on active duty in the Middle East before attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Both feel their educational experiences were major influences in becoming who they are today.
“Attending West Point was a fantastic opportunity to get a tremendous education, and have a chance to serve post-graduation. It was a wonderful experience,” Kevin said.
“I wanted to get out of my small town life and was entranced by the idea of going to a school where there would be people from all over the world,” Kathryne said of Stanford. “I fell in love with it.”
Through their fund, they plan to pass their commitment and knowledge on to Camille and Kevin.
“We hope to set an example for our children—for them to see in practical terms what it means to be generous with your time and resources,” Kathryne said.