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Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Frost

Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Frost’s $33 million bequest to the School of Music in 2003 was the largest gift ever given to a university-based music school in the United States. Fittingly, the School of Music was officially renamed the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music. Today, the Frosts’ donation continues to be used to fund program endowments, faculty chairs, student scholarships and facility improvements.

At his inauguration in January 2016, President Frenk announced a transformational and historic $100 million gift from the Frosts to support basic and applied science and engineering at the University.  This is the largest single gift ever announced at an inauguration. 

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Lynda Gordon and Family

Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. (1937-2017) made a lasting institutional impact to the University of Miami as founder and first director of the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education at the Miller School of Medicine. His legacy as a true pioneer, who developed the Harvey cardiology simulator for teaching clinical skills, inspires generations of physicians around the world. Barry Issenberg, MD, the center’s current director, said, “What Michael was able to do was get people to believe in the vision of saving lives. His passion rubbed off on them...Everyone, every day, knew they were contributing to the mission.”

Michael had an international reputation as an innovator in the adoption of more effective medical education through advanced computer technology and simulation. His programs received widespread recognition for their educational excellence, and have had a major impact on training programs in several professions.

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Patti and Allan Herbert

Music lovers and long-time Winter Wonderful patrons Patti and Allan Herbert have long been involved in the arts scene in Miami. In 2012, they donated $500,000 to the Frost School of Music to create the Patti and Allan Herbert Endowed MusicReach Student Support Fund. 

The Herberts, who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in May 2017, are pioneer South Florida residents. They experienced the Art Deco era, World War II, and South Florida’s post war boom. They met and fell in love while attending the University in the 1950s. In 2004, to commemorate their love, they established an endowment for the “Love Bridge” outside the University’s Wellness Center. The bridge not only serves to honor their University-found love, but proceeds from the sale of personalized bricks on the Love Bridge support the ’Canes Health Assessment and Motivation Program (CHAMP) endowment established by the Herberts. 

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Chuck and Sue Cobb

Ambassadors Chuck and Sue Cobb are long time contributors to the University of Miami. Chuck has been a trustee for 42 years and has been the past chair of the Board of Trustees and the former chair of many of its committees, including Executive, Finance, Investment, Strategic Planning, Construction, and the Presidential Search Committee. Sue is a graduate of UM School of Law and was the 2006 UM Alumnus of the Year. She continues serving on the Law School and Athletic Policy Committees. Their family has contributed over $5 million to UM such as Cobb Stadium and the Cobb Fountain. Many scholarships have been funded through their generosity.

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Bob and Judi Newman

Bob and Judi Newman are generous supporters of the Frost School of Music and the Frost Band of the Hour at the University of Miami, and the University of Miami School of Business Administration. Their gift made the new Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami possible. They are also naming donors of the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Box Office at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center, the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver, and the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 

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Joseph “Joe” Deitch

Joseph “Joe” Deitch is founder and chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network. He is also chairman of Southworth Development, a leader in the golf and residential resort and real estate business. He has also dabbled as a Broadway producer. Serving as principal of Full House Productions, Joe co-produced nine Broadway productions from 2009 to 2012, including The Addams Family, A View from the Bridge, and Fela. He won a Tony award as co-producer for The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

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