Richard and Christine Newman

NET WORTH: Unknown


FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture 

OVERVIEW: Richard Newman and his wife Christine move their philanthropy through the C & R Newman Family Foundation, which gave away around $410,000 in a recent year. Los Angeles is a region of giving, and the family has interests in education, health, and the arts. Christine's board memberships often track with family giving.

BACKGROUND: Richard G. Newman graduated from Bucknell University and received a master’s degree from Columbia University. He began his career as a civil engineer, and in 1984 became president of DMJM, a multidisciplinary design firm. Newman also assumed the leadership of its parent company, Ashland Technology Corporation (ATC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ashland Oil. He went on to spearhead AECOM (formerly AECOMical Technology Corporation), an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction and management services to a wide range of clients


EDUCATION & YOUTH: Newman supports his alma maters Bucknell and Columbia. Christine also graduated from Bucknell. Other grantees include Pepperdine University, UCLA Foundation, Windward School, Brown University, Westmark School, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, and Claremont McKenna College. Christine is on the board of Children’s Institute, Inc., a Los Angeles nonprofit dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Christine joined the board of Saint John’s Health Center Foundation in 1995. The family's giving at Saint John's has supported nursing and cancer research. Christine was also treated for lymphoma at the hospital, so the forces here are personal. Other grantees have included John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary, International Medical Corps, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, USC Vascular Surgery, and Eisenhower Medical Center.

ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Center Theatre Group, LACMA, California Science Center Foundation, and The Music Center. Christine is on the board of Blue Ribbon, the premier women’s support organization of The Music Center.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the couple to stick with their interest areas. 


C&R Newman Family Foundation
2024 La Mesa Drive
Santa Monica, CA 90402