Frank Reddick

Frank Reddick

Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

In Memoriam

KIPP SoCal Board of Directors 2008-2022

Frank has been a beloved member of the KIPP SoCal Public Schools family for nearly 15 years. His service in the form of his tireless pro bono work and tenure on the KIPP SoCal Board of Directors, advancing our mission on behalf of our KIPPsters, is immeasurable. 

In a 2019 Daily Journal article, Frank shared why he poured so much of himself into his work with KIPP SoCal. “I guess it’s my thing, right? …to me, these are schools where you get the sense that something very special is being done with an inviting culture and in an environment where kids will be able to find true opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise.”

Frank Reddick (right) pictured with founding KIPP SoCal CEO, Marcia Aaron

According to reflections by Marcia Aaron, founding KIPP SoCal CEO, and Angella Martinez, current KIPP SoCal CEO, Frank was a great mentor who helped KIPP through many challenges. During his tenure, he cleared a path for the school leaders, teachers, and team members to always do what is right and what is best for our students, families, and communities.

Recognizing how much KIPP SoCal meant to him, Frank’s family has designated KIPP SoCal Public Schools to receive donations in his memory. Thank you for the opportunity to share this glimpse into what Frank has meant to us all these years. Our heartfelt condolences to Frank’s family and friends during this difficult time.

To make a donation in Frank’s memory, please go to