University of Central Florida alumnus Adam Rosen, son of former Trustee and Philanthropist Harris Rosen, succumbed to a battle with cancer Saturday night at the age of 26, Rosen Hotels & Resorts said.

“Today, with heavy hearts, the Rosen Hotels & Resorts family honors the passing and celebrates the life of a most beloved family member,” the Facebook post said.


“Adam Michael Rosen, 26, started working at the Shingle Creek golf course when he was 14 as a summer job. His eye for detail led his career path to work in the Rosen Standards department, where he excelled in maintaining and improving the quality of service our guests know and love and where his touch and care can still be felt. His smile and laugh were spread to all he encountered and will be fondly remembered.”

Adam not only fought cancer but raised money for families whose children suffered from cancer. A non-profit foundation will be made in Adam’s name to continue helping families.

The Rosen family is responsible for UCF’s first-class Rosen College of Hospitality Management; Harris Rosen is an Orlando hotelier and philanthropist and owns nine Orlando-area hotels, donating $28 million to UCF.

“To honor him we will be lighting up the hotels green, his favorite color, one day for every year of his life in addition to starting a foundation in his name so that other young lives touched by cancer can be assisted in their own fights. We ask that you please respect the Rosen family’s privacy as they focus on all the good memories and celebrate his life.”

A celebration of Adam Michael Rosen’s life will be held at a private event. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adam Michael Rosen Foundation, Inc. at 9840 International Dr., Orlando, Florida 32819.