Recent Press and Announcements

Friday, April 28, 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  https://www.usa.gov/online-safety .

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Germanna’s first academy cohort graduates May 5

At 17, Ashley Hodges is already a peacemaker.

“I feel like I like to see both sides of a problem and tackle it,” said the James Monroe High School senior. “I don’t like it when there’s an elephant in the room either so usually I suggest coming together and solving the issue.”

Hodges is one of 21 students in the first cohort of Germanna Community College’s Gladys P. Todd Academy expected to graduate during a ceremony that will take place at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg on May 5.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Risk taking key to effective leadership, UMW colloquium speaker says

By CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR

Former Ambassador Pamela E. Bridgewater experienced unexpected benefits from taking risks when posted to Pretoria, South Africa, in 1990.

Bridgewater, who grew up in a segregated Fredericksburg neighborhood, said that she wondered how she’d cope there during apartheid, which wouldn’t end for four more years.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Wanted: Help handing out Warren Buffett’s fortune

Boston Globe article By Sacha Pfeiffer August 13, 2016

For anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to give away millions of dollars to people in need, here’s your chance to help Warren Buffett and his sister do just that.

One consequence of being extremely wealthy is that strangers ask you for money — not just donation requests from countless charities, but pleas for financial help from individuals all over the world.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

17 Warren inmates earn college degrees

‘I PLEDGE TO YOU THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO PAY IT FORWARD FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE’

Once a person gets an education, it can never be taken away

By Sarah Thompson, Penobscot Bay Pilot

WARREN — Abdi Awad is an unlikely graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta’s class of 2016. He not only had to learn the college-level course material behind the proverbial prison bars, he also had to simultaneously learn the English language.  Read More