Celebrating the Leopold Korn and Michael Korn Endowed Chair in Parkinson’s Disease

On May 23, more than 20 guests gathered to celebrate the Leopold Korn and Michael Korn Endowed Chair in Parkinson’s Disease. President Bruce and Marcy Benson, Chancellor Elliman, and CU Foundation CEO Jack Finlaw all attended to thank Marcia and Dick Robinson for their generosity.

Marcia and Richard Robinson have strong roots in Colorado. They have dedicated time and resources to health care, and to building centers and structures at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

The Robinsons have been married for over 60 years and have two children, Ellen and John, and two grandchildren. Dick and his brother, Edward, co-founded Robinson Dairy in 1975.

Early investors in the CU Cancer Center, the Robinsons’ ongoing commitments helped establish the center and fueled early research and patient care efforts. Today, the CU Cancer Center is nationally renowned and raising the standard of care around the country.

Their support for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at CU Anschutz is expanding educational opportunities for students and ensuring the continued success of the center.

Marcia and Dick, along with the Adelstein family, established the Leopold Korn and Michael Korn Professorship in Parkinson’s Disease in 2007. With a recent philanthropic gift, the Robinsons transformed the professorship into an endowed chair. They hope their recent philanthropy will help faculty at CU Anschutz better treat, and ultimately prevent, this neuromuscular disease.

May, 31 2019