Recent Press and Announcements

Thursday, October 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 .

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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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Editorial: Gladys Todd Academy students off to a great start

May 13, 2017

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

YES, 21 young Fredericksburg-area students have the Sunshine Lady to thank for providing them the chance for a brighter future and a head start on their future academic and professional careers. But they also have themselves to thank for successfully becoming the first class of Gladys Todd Academy graduates.

The Sunshine Lady is, of course, Doris Buffett, the philanthropist whose foundation has touched the lives of a generation of people with programs and opportunities that they might not have otherwise experienced.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

First group of students graduates from the Gladys P. Todd Academy

21 high schoolers earn Germanna degrees


Matthew Small and Ashley Hodges aren’t typical Germanna Community College graduates.

They haven’t even finished their senior year at James Monroe High School yet. But they are among 21 high school seniors receiving associate degrees at the college’s spring commencement ceremonies Friday in the first class of the Gladys P. Todd Academy.

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