Judi Prokop Newman

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Judi Prokop Newman is president of the Robert and Judi Newman Family Foundation in Denver, Colorado, which focuses on the arts. The foundation gives primarily in Colorado and Florida. In 2008, three of the largest recipients were the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (her husband, Robert  C. "Bob" Newman,  Newman Family Foundation vice president, is on the Center's board of trustees), the University of Miami and the Colorado Symphony Association. In 2007, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts received a six-figure grant.
 
Judi graduated from UM with a bachelor's in business administration and parlayed her educational training into a successful career with United Airlines in the Computer Technology, Airline Maintenance, and Apollo Reservation Divisions. She retired after 26 years with the company. A passionate champion of the arts, she has been affiliated with the boards of the Colorado Symphony Association, the Lutheran Family Services, the Art and Culture Committee of the Denver Foundation, and the University of Denver Campaign for Music and Theater (national campaign chairwoman). She was a board member of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA/YoungArts).
 
The Newmans divide their time between Miami and Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, where Bob owns Greenwood Gulch Ventures, which provides financial and strategic support to technology companies. He is co-founder and former director of the software company J.D. Edwards, now Oracle, which was purchased by PeopleSoft in 2003. In addition to the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center at UM, Judi and Bob are the namesakes of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver, the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts, and the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Box Office at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.