BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RANDALL REED
Light Up To Live President and Co-Founder

Randall Reed is CEO of Reed Family Enterprises, a billion-dollar entity that encompasses World Class Automotive Operations and real estate industries. As part of a military family, he founded Light Up To Live after working with many veterans who were returning home from active duty. He learned of the need for rehabilitation services for Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress, brain injury, pain and depression.

SHERRY REED
Co-Founder

As a member of a military family, Sherry has a passion for assisting the needs of our military forces both at home and abroad. Sherry and Randall founded the charity after seeing the effects of war on Veterans in a documentary. Through the foundation, the family wants to support military veterans by lighting a path to hope on their road to recovery.

SANDI VAUGHN
Light Up To Live Board Member

Sandi Vaughn serves as the Vice President for the foundation. She has been an integral part of shaping the Randall Reed organization since 1996. Her wide-ranging portfolio includes a vast array of executive management functions: audit, compliance and privacy; budget and management analysis; business and acquisition services; facilities and real estate services; finance; human resources; investments; information systems and computing; contract negations and legal matters. Sandi is active several community service organizations including those assist our Military communities.

SHELBY REED
Light Up To Live Vice President

Shelby Reed, President of Reed Family Enterprises believes it is important to find ways to volunteer and support our military personnel and veteran community.

ANGELA ENRIGHT
Light Up To Live Board Member

Angela Enright is a Public Relations professional in the Dallas area for more than 25 years. Her work includes serving in leadership roles on the Boards of the Irving Hospital Authority, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Irving and the Irving Healthcare Foundation. Fundraising, event management, and community relations are all strengths she brings to the Foundation.

BEN MICHAEL, (USMC Veteran)
Vice President, Business Development/Mergers & Acquisitions Integrity Marketing Group, LLC

Ben Michael is a finance professional that specializes in middle market mergers and acquisitions. Before his finance career, he spent nearly nine years serving our country as a US Marine Corps Infantry Officer, where he completed four overseas combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, and a 2-year tour as the exchange officer to the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. Ben is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. In his free time, Ben enjoys travelling, watching Dallas’ professional sports teams, snowboarding, and being a dad to his sweet and handsome blue-eyed Aussiedoodle named Ripley.

JUSTIN WRIGHT
Light Up To Live Board Member

Justin Wright is a General Manager/Operation Partner of Planet Ford 635 and RAD-Rides. He is a successful and driving manager with a focus on supporting and giving back to those who serve our community and to our country. He serves a key role in various Light Up To Live events and partnerships.

MARK KOLON
Light Up To Live Board Member

Mark Kolon is the General Manager of Randall Reeds Planet Ford in Humble, Texas. He is an innovative advisor and leader with over 34 years of management experience. Mark is passionate about supporting community and giving back to help others. He devotes time and resources to local charities, events, school fundraisers, and supports a variety of programs benefiting children and families. Previously, he sat on the Board of Directors for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.

DON JUDICE
Light Up To Live Board Member

Don Judice (US Army, Ret.) is a talented business leader with extensive experience in the automotive industry. He currently is Senior Associate with the Ethos Group, an automotive dealer service company based in Irving, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds a Masters in Business Administration and is also Certified Public Accountant. He brings tremendous passion to our cause as he is a disabled Military Veteran who served in our country’s Special Operations Forces.

TWO EVENTS WITH ONE MISSION!

Registration for the 7th Annual Light Up To Live Clay Shoot on October 16, 2024, will open soon. We look forward to another amazing day of clay shooting, games, catered lunch and prizes at Elm Fork Shooting Sports. To sign up for registration alerts or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, fill out the form below. Thank you for supporting our Veterans.

Ready to tee up for another great fundraising event to support our military men and women? We’re already practicing for our 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club on October 17, 2024. Sign up for registration alerts or to learn about Light Up to Live sponsorships.

LIGHT UP TO LIVE 

Light Up To Live Foundation provides polychromatic light therapy systems and highly trained service dogs to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI, pain, and depression. The Dallas-based 501(c)(3) charity connects and supports like-minded organizations that benefit this community.

FUNDS RAISED DIRECTLY SUPPORT:

  • Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems purchased and donated to partner charities that provide physical and emotional therapy to Veterans learning adaptive skills.
  • Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems donated to and for personal use by Veterans to utilize systems away from their physical therapy center, including home or work.
  • Funding of Service Dogs trained specifically for Veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury to enhance their daily adaptive living needs. This includes 24 months of training, canine food, and veterinary care.
  • Supports partner charities that provide innovative, scientifically backed medical therapies, such as physician-assisted psychedelic compound treatment including iboga/ibogaine, ketamine, psilocybin, MDMA, 5-MeO-DMT, and ayahuasca. For questions or details, visit Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS).

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

If you would like to volunteer to help with these events, please give us your information and we will contact you.

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