Award Recipient

Todd D. Reaves

Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade – January 8, 2019

Todd Reaves is from Columbus, Georgia. He attended Auburn University where he served as the Number VI (Treasurer), and he earned a degree in Management Information Systems. His position as Number VI, a junior year class project, and his understanding of fraternity accounting and finance would propel him to a career that reshaped the Fraternity and Sorority Industry. In 1992, he founded Omega Financial, the company that would become Omega Fi, the first company of is kind. That same year he signed his first client, Sigma Nu at Auburn. The company began as a billing and collection service for dues and rents. CPUs of computers were mailed from Omega Fi to clients and back to assure proper records. In 1996, the company transitioned to internet operations. Today the company provides communications and alumni engagement services, fundraising, and national database management. Omega Fi has worked with more than 1 million students, 2,000 chapters, and has collected more than $1 billion on behalf of organizations. He served as the President of Omega Fi for nearly 21 years, leading nearly 100 employees until he became the Executive Chairman in 2012. He remained in that capacity until 2018.

Since he joined KA, Reaves has been a constant supporter of the Order, Nu Chapter, and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. He recently completed four years of service as the Chairman and President of the KAOEF. During his tenure, several major initiatives and successes were realized. The Day of Giving began in 2015 and has occurred annually since. This event has raised $745,954.97 in unrestricted support plus an additional $186,911.47 in restricted support. The Crimson & Gold Campaign was initialized and to date, more than $2 million in unrestricted cash and pledges have been received. Membership in this Society has grown from 267 in 2015 to 648 this recently completed fiscal year. Reaves also supported and lead the effort to increase resources needed to meet goals and the KAOEF development staff doubled during his tenure. The impact these successes have had on the Order in this particularly challenging time has been essential and his accomplishments are to be commended.

Reaves lives Sandestin Florida with his wife Storey and his three children, William, 20, who is a member of the Nu Chapter at Auburn University, Smith, 14, and Isabelle, 12.