Recent Press and Announcements

Monday, June 4, 2018

EDITORIAL: Buffett’s philanthropy has left its mark

By the Editorial page staff of the Free Lance-Star

THE ONLY reluctance one has in recounting the acts of generosity bestowed upon the Fredericksburg area by Doris Buffett and the Sunshine Lady Foundation is in the fear of leaving something out.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

$1 Million Endowment Will Continue Doris Buffett’s Gift


Sunshine Lady Foundation sets up fund to continue free admission for Fredericksburg residents to public pool

* By Cathy Jett, THE FREE LANCE–STAR   * Apr 30, 2018

Philanthropist Doris Buffett no longer lives in Fredericksburg, but the woman known as the “Sunshine Lady” will continue making admission to the city’s pool free to its residents.

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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
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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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