Who Wants to Help an HBCU? Celeb Judges the Cutlers Donate “Millionaire” Winnings to UNCF
On-screen judges Dana and Keith Cutler, stars of the syndicated show “Couples Court with the Cutlers,” played to win on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” in their appearance during the show’s Celebrity Judge Week. Contestants played for charities throughout the week, and the Cutlers selected UNCF as their charity of choice.
The Cutlers won an impressive $51,000 during their two-day appearance on the game show, which aired March 5 and 6. The couple is known to change lives inside and outside of the courtroom, and now their gift to UNCF will help change lives in the classroom.
The power couple have strong ties to HBCUs, both alums of UNCF-member HBCUs. The Cutlers met as freshmen in Atlanta when Keith attended Morehouse College and Dana was going to Spelman College—a “Spelhouse” couple. They continued their education together, graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1989. Dana practices education law, focusing on charter schools, and Keith is a civil defense trial attorney. Together, they are members of their family’s law firm, James W. Tippin & Associates, where they practice with Dana’s father and another partner.
The award-winning trial attorneys are the first-ever married couple to preside over a television court show, first airing in 2017.