The Akron Community Foundation announced Tuesday that Rennick Andreoli will receive this year’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award — one of the most prestigious awards in the area.
Andreoli is president of RDA Hotel Management Co., which owns the DoubleTree Fairlawn, the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls and the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, the longest continually owned and managed Hilton franchise in the country.
Andreoli’s charitable work ranges from health care to education.
His recent efforts include helping to raise $3.5 million for the Akron Rotary Camp’s “Sailing the Course” campaign. The campaign’s goal is to help renovate the New Franklin camp for children with special needs and their families.
His company, which has owned, operated and renovated more than 30 hotels, also provided volunteer labor to renovate seven of the camp’s cabins as well as a home for Habitat for Humanity.
In 2003, he created two scholarships at the University of Akron to help hospitality management students pursuing a career in his industry.
In addition to serving on the board of the Akron Rotary Camp, Andreoli has been on the board of the Akron Community Foundation, Akron Art Museum, Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and the Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Family Cancer Foundation.
He attended the American School in Switzerland, the Cornell University School of Hotel Management and Ohio University,
He resides in Bath Township with his wife, Dee.
Andreoli will receive the award at the Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner on Oct. 14 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.
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