Judson and Joyce Green

NET WORTH: Unknown 

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Walt Disney Company

FUNDING AREAS: Music, Education 

OVERVIEW: Judson and Joyce Green are strong advocates of music and the performing arts, particularly at their alma mater DePauw University. The Greens do not appear to have a formal family foundation.

BACKGROUND:  Judson C. Green graduated from DePauw University with an economics degree, and received an MBA from University of Chicago. Green started as a CPA at Arthur Young and Company, and in 1981 became a controller at the Walt Disney Company. In 1984, Green was promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Walt Disney Company. Over nearly two decades, he held several executive financial positions, including CFO, until he was named president of Disney's theme park and resort division in 1991. Green is a founding partner of Manasota Capital. 


(MUSIC) EDUCATION:  Green is an accomplished jazz pianist who has studied, composed and performed since childhood. Joyce has worked as a piano and music teacher. Both deeply value the performing arts. Last decade, the Greens established the Judson and Joyce Green Center for The Performing Arts at their alma mater DePauw University with a $15 million grant. In 2013, they gave another $15 million to DePauw to establish the Century Musician Initiative (21CM), which places "increased emphasis on community engagement, audience development and business skills for musicians, as well as expanded efforts in advocacy and entrepreneurship."

MUSIC: Since 2009, the Greens have sponsored Yo-Yo Ma as the Creative Consultant of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Joyce is former co-vice chair of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The couple gave $5 million to the Orlando Performing Arts Center. The Greens have a home in Orlando. 

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Greens' strong music patronage to continue. Note that they may have other avenues of giving and some important grants may be missing from this rundown. 


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