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Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Reba Kinne) Huge

Mr. & Mrs. Harry (Reba Kinne) Huge

Harry Huge

Harry is co-founder and chairman of the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, he practices law nationally and internationally in the areas of commercial litigation in federal and state courts, international business and transaction law, corporate matters, including securities, venture capital, biotechnology, communication, and investment transactions.

During his law career, Harry has been involved in several landmark cases, leading to appointments as an arbiter to the National Tobacco Arbitration Panel (under the nationwide Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement), chairman of the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Fund, and sole Trustee of the Shook & Aetcher Asbestos Settlement Trust. In 2004, Harry was named by the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, one of three trustees of the Armstrong World Industries Asbestos Settlement Trust, and was then elected Managing Trustee by his fellow trustees. He was also appointed as one of three Trustees of the Owens Corning Asbestos Settlement Trust, also in Wilmington, DE.

From 1977 to 1981 Harry served as a member of the President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Strategic Weapons. In June of 2006, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of the Cross Terra Mariana for his efforts in Washington, assisting in the restoration of Estonian independence. In November of 2010 Harry was named an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia for the state of South Carolina.

Harry has served on many boards, including Nebraska Wesleyan University's Board of Governors, the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, and the Board of Advisors of Dr. Robert Gallo's Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland Medical School. In October 2010, he was awarded the IHV Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Harry was actively involved in the civil rights movement, serving as President of the Voter Education Project in Atlanta, which registered black voters throughout the south.

Harry received his B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Georgetown University.

Reba (Kinne) Huge

Reba Huge is co-founder and Vice Chair of the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation. A licensed real estate broker, she is active in numerous civic organizations in the Charleston, South Carolina area, and served on the boards of the South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Art and Antiques Forum, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina.  Reba's other civic involvement includes serving as a member of the ad hoc committee to form the Women's Commission of Northern Virginia, as the first woman chair of the Alexandria, Virginia Health Department, and as an officer in the League of Women Voters.

Reba graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she earned a Bachelor's of Music in Education.  While at UNL, she was involved in a number of organizations, including Kappa Chapter Chi Omega (President), the University's symphonic band, Sigma Alpha Lota, and AWS. She was also elected Cornhusker Year Book beauty queen and Miss Nebraska Press Photographer.

Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska, Reba taught junior high in Denver and high school in Prince George's County, MD. She subsequently served on Capitol Hill, first in the office of Senator Jacob Javits of New York and then in the office of Congressman Roman C. Puchinski of Chicago.

Originally from Sidney, Nebraska, Reba graduated from high school with honors and was awarded a Regents scholarship.  She and her husband Harry established the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation in 2005 to support education through college scholarships, education seminars and economic development.

Reba has served on the School of the Arts Advisory Council since 2007, and joined the College of Charleston Foundation Board in 2015.

Giving to the College of Charleston

Through the Huge Foundation, Reba and Harry have established a faculty development grant for teaching and research projects related to the country of Estonia; study-abroad scholarships with a preference for students studying in Estonia, merit scholarships in the Honors College; and the Reba Kinne Huge Award in Music at the College of Charleston.  The Foundation also supports students from the University of Tartu (Estonia) to study at the College of Charleston.