Fredericksburg philanthropist Doris Buffett has gotten involved with the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation, beginning with a gift of $150,000 over three years for scholarships.
She decided to get involved while attending a foundation event in November, and details were worked out this week.
At the November event, Buffett heard three Germanna students speak who are on scholarships. “I thought, ‘These are exactly the people we want to help.’ I have a high regard for what Germanna’s doing. They’re into the real world. They’re helping people to a good life through a good education.”
The foundation will use the gift based on the areas of greatest need, said Mike Catell, the Foundation’s director.
Buffett will take part in a discussion about her philanthropy and her life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at Sealy Auditorium on Germanna’s Fredericksburg Campus in Spotsylvania, off U.S. 17, near Cosner’s Corner.
The event is free and open to the public and she will take questions from the audience. Seating is limited, so RSVPs at 540/891-3012 are requested.
Following the discussion, she will sign copies of her new biography, “Giving It All Away,” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Germanna’s Workforce Building on the same campus.