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The one hundred honoree: Rendina Family

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The one hundred honoree: Rendina Family

Mass General Giving

Bruce Rendina was a recognized leader in the healthcare industry in both business and philanthropy. He founded and led the Rendina Companies, a medical real estate development firm. In 1997, he and his wife Marji established the Rendina Family Foundation, which supports research to develop cures for cancer and aims to enhance the quality of life for families and individuals who have been affected by cancer.

In December 2006, at age 52, Bruce lost his own 17-month battle with brain cancer.

Bruce’s family continues to guide his business as well as his fight against cancer. Marji along with sons Michael, Richard, David and Richard’s wife, Trish, serve as directors of the family foundation. His son, Richard, is the company’s chairman and CEO, and his son, Michael, is executive vice president of operations.

Annually, the foundation hosts the Raising the B.A.R. Bruce A. Rendina Memorial Golf Tournament. At the May 2008 tournament, the Rendinas presented $500,000 to Mass General leadership for brain tumor research at the Cancer Center, where Bruce received his care.