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As a fourth generation Denver resident who pursued his entire education and career here, it’s safe to say that JCC Denver philanthropist and past Board Member, Richard “Dick” Robinson, knows his way around the city.  

Dick (on the left) and his brother Eddie (right).Dick (pictured on the left, and his brother Eddie on the right) recalls growing up and seeing his father serve on the JCC Denver Board of Directors, and so it only seemed natural to follow in those charitable footsteps. Since the start of Dick’s successful career in the dairy industry, the milk mustache campaign creator has been philanthropically involved in numerous institutions and serves on the boards of the Denver Art Museum and American Defamation League (ADL) and is the President of Board at Temple Emanuel. In addition, he is the past Chairman of the Rose Community Foundation, Greater Denver Chamber of Commerce, and CSU Board of Governors, among several other places.  

“I see [the JCC] as something for the whole community, sponsored by the Jewish community; so, it’s not just [for] Jews but a bunch of other folks…a greater facility for… the entire city of Denver”  

At 94 years old, Dick prefers to hit the golf clubs but reminisces on many a good memory at the J, still raving about the JCC Fitness & Aquatics Center’s facilities, and shares that “the JCC has been very good to me [over the years].” 

Dick is one of the thousands of community members positively impacted by the JCC.  

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