John Augustus Reitz was an entrepreneur, industrialist, banker, civic leader, and philanthropist in Evansville. He gave millions of dollars to various churches, charities, and educational organizations and opened two schools, Reitz Memorial High School and FJ Reitz High School.
A banker, civic leader, and philanthropist, Francis Joseph Reitz was prominent in Evansville's business community. Throughout his life, Reitz gave millions to charitable organizations and helped fund Evansville Collge, now the University of Evansville. You can visit his home, now the Reitz Home Museum, at the First and Chestnut St.