Recent Press and Announcements

Friday, January 19, 2018

The book that changed my life … in prison

After the governor of New York intervened to lift restrictions on prisoners’ reading materials, five current and former inmates explain what books have meant to them
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Phishing emails supposedly from Doris Buffett

It has been brought to our attention that many people are receiving  emails from “Doris Buffett” or “Doris Buffett’s assistant” stating the email recipient has been selected to receive a large sum of money.  Please be advised that this type of email  is a phishing scheme that did not originate with Doris Buffett or the Sunshine Lady Foundation.   For more information about online safety and how to report these incidents go to .

Friday, October 27, 2017

Difference Maker Hall of Fame: Doris Buffett giving fortune away to help improve others’ lives

By MICHAEL ZITZ Oct 27, 2017
The Free Lance-Star on

How did philanthropist Doris Buffett become the person she is? What molded her into a woman determined to spend her life making a difference in the lives of those who are, as she says, “unlucky through no fault of their own?” Why has she given away over $100 million of her own money putting battered women, prison inmates and low-income kids through college and trying to ease the pain of the mentally ill and their families?
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Empowerhouse continues ‘the good work’ founders started 40 years ago

In the mid-1970s, when concerned citizens tried to convince churches and local governments to help victims of domestic violence, they weren’t exactly received with open arms—or generous donations.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hope in Sing Sing Prison

by GEORGE WILL June 13, 2017 8:00 PM
National Review

Nurturing our capacity for regeneration

Ossining, N.Y. — Sparkling in the sunlight that inspired 19th-century romantic painters of the Hudson River School, Sing Sing prison’s razor wire, through which inmates can see the flowing river, is almost pretty. Almost. Rain or shine, however, a fog of regret permeates any maximum-security prison. But 37 men — almost all minorities; mostly African Americans — recently received celebratory attention. It was their commencement — attended by Harry Belafonte, 90, and the singer Usher — as freshly minted college graduates. Their lives after prison will not soon, if ever, commence, but when they do these men will have unusual momentum for success.

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