Akron Community Foundation’s board announced the selection of this year’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award winner: Dr. Terry A. Gordon. Gordon will be the 45th recipient of the award, which is named for the former president of Polsky’s Department Store and founding trustee of Akron Community Foundation. He will be honored at the annual Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner on Oct. 16 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.Gordon, a retired Akron General cardiologist, was selected by a committee of past Polsky Award honorees for his selfless dedication to humanitarian causes in Akron.
He is best known as a champion for automated external defibrillators: His efforts have made these lifesaving devices available in every middle school and high school in Summit County, along with all police, highway patrol and sheriff’s vehicles.
The Richfield resident is also well-known for his work with “Docs Who Rock,” the acclaimed annual fundraiser of the United Way of Summit County.