Carol and Charles Rini, Sr.

Carol and Charles RiniThe Rini name is a treasured one at both Fairview Hospital and the Community West Foundation that holds a permanent and prominent place in our history as generous benefactors.

Today, Carol and Charles Rini, Sr. have maintained that strong family tradition of philanthropy, and there isn’t a west side organization this couple hasn’t touched. They not only give of their own financial resources, but invest their time and talent on boards, committees, and more.

Charles Rini has provided outstanding leadership as a member of the Community West Foundation Board. He serves on the Executive and Grants Committees and is currently the Chair of the Marketing Committee. His marketing expertise and savvy have helped build excellent publicity, excitement, and enhanced relationships for the Foundation. Mr. Rini is the Chief Executive Officer of Rini Realty Company. In addition, he serves on the Boards of the Cleveland Clinic Health System Western Region, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and has served on the Boards of John Carroll University, Magnificat High School, St. Ignatius High School, and both Rini and Giant Eagle Supermarkets.

Carol Rini serves on the Boards of North Coast Health Ministry, St. Augustine Health Campus, is an Honorary Member of Cleveland Central Catholic High School Advisory Board, where she previously served as president, and is a former Jesuit Retreat House Board member. She skillfully balances her involvement with local charities, including West Side Catholic Center, Womankind, Villa Montessori Center and many others, with her busy life as a wife, mother to their six children, and grandmother to their fourteen grandchildren (and another on the way).

As a couple, the Rinis have frequently been recognized for their civic and philanthropic endeavors, including the Magus Award from St. Ignatius High School, the Christ Child Society Couple of the Year, the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation 2003 Hall of Fame Honorees for Community Service, and the 2005 Magnificat Award. They have been devoted members of St. Angela Merici Parish for over 35 years. Charles has also received numerous accolades, including the Ohio Grocers Association “1982 Retailer of the Year,” the 2001 Alumnus of the Year from St. Edward High School, the 2002 Ohio Grocers Hall of Fame, and Boys’ Town of Italy Man of the Year.

And finally, we recognize the Rini Family for their remarkable history with Fairview Hospital. Of special note, transformational gifts to Fairview Hospital in the names of Martin Rini, Anthony Rini, and Michael Rini, as well as the Rini Family, were instrumental in making the health system what it is today. The Rini Cardiac Diagnostic Center and the Grace Rini Emergency Care Facility were established to provide quality healthcare for thousands of West Siders for many years to come. The Rinis have been exceptional in their support of Fairview Hospital, contributing to the Heart Center, Moll Cancer Center, ParkView Patient Care Center, and Birthing Center, among others.

If history holds important insights on extraordinary charitable works, then the Rini Family’s philanthropic impact has made important contributions worth recognizing, remembering, and celebrating.