H. Scott Reams has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Morristown for 30 consecutive years. He has served as Board Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Vice-President and President of the Presidents Council (Executive Committee), chairman for 13 years of the club’s Steak & Burger Dinner as well as service on several other committees.
His leadership over more than a quarter century has been both compassionate and effective. Whether raising over three million dollars chairing the fundraising efforts of the club’s Foundation or providing Christmas gifts for scores of kids in need, whether personally donating thousands of dollars or mentoring a young man who would become Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year (Jason Reece), our nominee has always given priority to the needs of the club and the deserving kids we serve.
As a leading attorney with Taylor, Reams, Tilson & Harrison our nominee has consistently spread the club’s message throughout the community. Most of his firm’s attorneys have served on the club’s Board of Directors over the years including helping to establish an Educational Opportunity Fund that targets young club members with tremendous academic potential but who lack the proper resources needed to excel. Every new participant receives a laptop computer, a new wardrobe and a personal mentor. He has also developed a significant group of major donors who annually give substantially to the Boys & Girls Club of Morristown’s Foundation.
Both his daughters and his wife, Carol, have served as volunteers at the club with the daughters even deciding to contribute to the club in lieu of receiving Christmas gifts.
His church has also become involved with the club by hosting one of our major fundraising events, provided wonderful volunteers for club programs and special events and his church even renovated the club’s kitchen several years ago.
He has received the highest honors the local Boys & Girls Club provides including the Golden Youth Award, the Man and Youth Award and the Special Appreciation Awards.
Scott Reams also serves our larger community in many ways including as President of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Hamblen County, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Walters State Community College Foundation, the Jefferson Federal Bank Foundation and as Secretary of the Hamblen County Library Board. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System (Hospital) and the Rose Cultural Center.
A lifelong member of his church, First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, Scott has taught Sunday School classes for 40 years and has served as a Deacon, an Elder and Co-Chair of the Church’s Building Program including an expansion (New Family Life Center). Professionally, he serves as attorney for the Hamblen County School System and is on the State Board of Professional Responsibilities. Scott Reams is truly the kind of committed and effective Boys and Girls Club volunteer that deserves, but does not seek, state-wide recognition.