Richard Rogers holds an MBA from Ohio State University (1979) and a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Hiram College (1977). Rick began his career in 1980 as founder and president of Tribute, a software company based in Akron, Ohio. He assumed leadership of B. W. Rogers Company, a manufacturing and distribution company in 1994. Rick’s philanthropy includes supporting the Akron Children’s Hospital; the Akron Art Museum; the Intermuseum Conservancy Association; and the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve. In 2017, Rick created the art nonprofit Curated Storefront which has secured and managed funds to launch installations in downtown Akron. Rick is deeply engaged in the arts and is a leading collector of contemporary ceramics from Asia and the US and twentieth-century American and European design.