Reeve Bright ’70 was recently honored with the Hobart and William Smith Life of Consequence award during a celebration for alums in Palm Beach, Fla. This prestigious award is given to members of the HWS family who, through their life’s work, have made exemplary contributions as leaders in their communities and are committed to making a difference in the world.
“We are privileged to honor one such person who has fulfilled the promise of his Hobart degree, both in his personal life as a parent and husband, and as a lawyer who has contributed significantly to pro bono legal services work,” said President Mark D. Gearan during the event. “Reeve Bright, together with the alumni and friends of Hobart and William Smith, we recognize you for your service to community, your state, and the nation. We are honored to call you a man of Hobart and to present you with the inaugural Life of Consequence Award. Yours is truly a life of consequence.”
Bright, who has practiced law since 1988, currently works as a partner and attorney at Bright Pack & Associates. Recognized for his notable pro bono efforts, he has served as an attorney for the Republican Party of Florida and the Republican Party of Palm Beach County, earning the organization’s Outstanding Republican Award.
A Palm Beach County Blood Bank 60+ gallon donor, he is a founding member of the Kiwanis Club of Delray Beach and is active in the Episcopal Dioceses as both a vestryman and member of the property loan and investment committee.
He also serves as a member of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, is a national board member of the Lupus Foundation and is a former member of the Board at St. Joseph’s Episcopal School.
At Hobart College, Bright majored in political science and served as editor of the H Book. A lifetime member of the Statesmen Athletic Association, he earned varsity letters in three sports: track, swimming and soccer, earning the three-year Letter Award for soccer. As former president and treasurer of Kappa Alpha Society, Bright has since served as president of the KA Alumni Corporation.