For the past 30 years, Roger T. Read has been an active member of the community, serving on the boards of numerous organizations that have helped shape Akron's growth and development.A central participant in the formation of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Roger chaired the task force that evaluated the impact such an organization would have on the Akron community. He is vice president of the University of Akron Foundation and chairman of its investment committee, as well as a trustee of Leadership Akron, trustee of the Corbin Foundation, and a past trustee and past chairman of the board of Stan Hywet.
Roger received the university's Simonetti Award, which honors business-college graduates who have achieved outstanding professional accomplishments and performed community service. He also was awarded the Alumni Honor Award.
Over the years, Roger Read has dedicated himself to making a difference in the Akron community. His many contributions to the city in which he chose to live, become educated and raise a family are affirmations of the strength of his humanitarian spirit.