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Rodney Savoy
2023 Lafayette Civic Cup Recipient

The Lafayette Civic Cup will honor business and civic leader Rodney Savoy as the 91st recipient of the prestigious award at the organization’s annual banquet slated for Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 pm at the City Club at River Ranch.

Upon learning of the honor, Savoy modestly said, “When I received the call, I thought there are so many people more deserving of this award but I’m honored to be chosen by the Committee. To be included on a list with so many people who have done so much for Lafayette is very humbling.”

Hank Perret wrote, “Rodney represents the best of Lafayette, having reshaped its landscape through real estate development and transformed countless community enterprises through his selfless investment of time and resources. Cindi and he have in a variety of ways improved the lives of every single citizen in Lafayette.”

Rodney is a prominent figure known for his contributions to his community. He was born in Abbeville and raised in Rayne, Louisiana. He is a prominent figure known for his extensive contributions to his community. He married his high school sweetheart, Cindi Moody, and they have three children, Scott (1970 – 1992), Neil, and Shelley and son-in-law Dr. Boo Cestia and grandparents to Blair, Zach, Mia, and Clay Cestia.

Rodney pursued higher education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting in 1972. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1973, initiating a successful 25-year career in accounting and financial consulting.

Rodney's professional background enabled him to embark on various entrepreneurial ventures. In 1998, he co-founded RR Company of America, LLC, which specialized in blood plasma collection centers and commercial property development. This venture prospered and continues to thrive.

In collaboration with Robert Daigle, Rodney played a pivotal role in the development of River Ranch, City Club at River Ranch, and Southern Lifestyle Development Co., overseeing multiple mixed-use and residential projects across the Southern United States. His dedication to community improvement was evident in the donation of a new building to the Community Foundation of Acadiana in 2009.

Rodney's business acumen extended to the culinary world, leading to the formation of the Double R Restaurant Group in 2011. Under his guidance, popular establishments like Pour, Romacelli's, and Another Broken Egg Café flourished before being sold in 2019 and 2020.

Post-retirement from the plasma industry in 2010, Rodney shifted his focus towards philanthropy. Inspired by colleagues Hank Perret and Lenny Lemoine, he became deeply involved in the development of Moncus Park. His generosity extended to the donation of The Savoy Family Treehouse to the park.

Rodney's belief in the power of education is evident through his support for both public and private schools. His contributions to initiatives like Love Our Schools' home giveaway and the ACE Scholarship program underscore his commitment to accessible education.

Rodney Savoy's journey is one of resilience, entrepreneurship, and a profound love for his community. His enduring legacy is woven into the fabric of Lafayette, a testament to the transformative impact of giving back.

He is a strong financial supporter of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s academic and athletic programs because of his love of our community and our university.

Savoy is an active community member and has been affiliated with numerous philanthropic organizations including the Community Foundation of Acadiana, Moncus Park, Catholic Charities, St. Jude’s Dream Home, Love Our Schools, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, St. Thomas More, and Miles Perret Cancer Services Center.

Living Civic Cup recipients include Edward Abell, Jr. (’95), Richard Zuschlag (’96), Bill Fenstermaker (’99), Dr. Jean Kreamer (’00), Madlyn Boustany Hilliard (’01), Matt Stuller (’02), Paul Hilliard (’03), Clive “Rusty” Cloutier (’04), Greg Davis, Sr. (’05), James Prince (’07), Dr. Paul “Buddy” Azar, Jr. (’09), Gary McGoffin (’10), Dwight “Bo” Ramsay (’12), Red Lerille (’13), Kevin Moody (’14), Henry “Hank” Perret (’15), Clay Allen (’16), Dr. Mary Neiheisel (’17), Randy Haynie (’18), Jerry Greig (’19), Barry Berthelot (’21), and Lenny Lemoine (’22).

The 2023 Lafayette Civic Cup is being sponsored by First Horizon Bank and Parish Proud.

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Past Lafayette Civic Cup Honorees

1933 Maurice Heymann
1934 T.M. Callahan
1935 F.E. Davis
1936 Dr. L.O. Clark
1937 Gaston Hebert
1938 Dr. Joel L. Fletcher
1939 Inez Neyland
1940 R.H. Martin
1941 Edith Garland Dupre
1942 A.M. Bujard
1943 J.J. Davidson, Jr.
1944 Gus Trahan
1945 J.J. Fournet
1946 Paul Kurzweg
1947 Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Chiquelin
1948 J.W. Simon, Jr.
1949 Burl Logan
1950 M. Lartigue “Tigue” Moore, Jr.
1951 J.C. Chargois
1952 L.J. Dore
1953 Felix Kurtz
1954 E.J. Chatelain
1955 Ernest A. Landry
1956 Sidney C. Ory
1957 Paul Blanchet
1958 Henry Busch
1959 Dr. Frank H. Davis, Sr.
1960 Herbert Heymann
1961 Gordon Hilton
1962 Frem Boustany
1963 Walter Schroeder
1964 Edward Abdalla
1965 Judge Kaliste Saloom, Jr.
1966 J.J. Gajan
1967 Albert “Mickey” Domingue
1968 D.S. Shine Young
1969 Richard D’Aquin
1970 Jewell Lowe
1971 Alex Sterling
1972 J.Y. Foreman
1973 Robert Decoux
1974 Louis Mann
1975 Jack Scarbrock
1976 Leon Moncla
1977 Jules Menou Arceneaux

1978 Granvel Salmon
1979 George Crouchet, Jr.
1980 Herbert Abdalla
1981 J. Rayburn Bertrand
1982 James Ardoin
1983 C.O. Theriot, Jr.
1984 Mario Mamalakis
1985 Msgr. Alexander Sigur
1986 Paul Fournet
1987 Doug Ashy
1988 Alfred Lamson
1989 E. Glynn Abel
1990 Marcelle Citron
1991 Dr. Ray Authement
1992 William “Bill” Patton
1993 J. Hubert “Red” Dumesnil
1994 Louis Michot
1995 Edward Abell, Jr
1996 Richard Zuschlag
1997 Virginia Yongue
1998 Robert Trahan
1999 Bill Fenstermaker
2000 Dr. Jean T. Kreamer
2001 Madlyn Boustany Hilliard
2002 Matthew Stuller
2003 Paul Hilliard
2004 Clive “Rusty” Cloutier
2005 Greg Davis
2006 John J. Burdin, Jr.
2007 James Prince
2008 Ann Knight
2009 Dr. Paul Azar, Jr.
2010 Gary McGoffin
2011 Robert D. “Bob” Lowe
2012 Dwight S. “Bo” Ramsay
2013 Red Lerille
2014 Kevin Moody
2015 Henry C. “Hank” Perret, Jr.
2016 Clay M. Allen
2017 Dr. Mary Neiheisel
2018 Randy Haynie
2019 Jerome "Jerry" K. Greig
2020 Fredrick “Fred” Prejean, Sr.
2021 Barry Berthelot
2022 Lenny Lemoine
2023 Rodney Savoy

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