PioneersFavoriteAdd to Favorites Pioneers explores the lives and legacies of those men and women who helped pave the way for development, success and innovation in our region. Business pioneer, philanthropist and titan Reginald F. Lewis is the subject of the pilot episode of this new local documentary series. Major support for Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire has been provided by Tarrus and Kimberly Richardson, Robert F. Smith, David J. Grain, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc., and Dale LeFebvre. See complete list of all funders.