Fredericksburg philanthropist Doris Buffett has initiated a relationship with the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation, beginning with a gift of $150,000 over three years for scholarships.
Buffet said she made the decision to get involved last November at a GCC Educational Foundation event. The scholarship details were finalized this week.
“When I came to the foundation dinner and heard the three students there who were on scholarships speak, I thought, ‘These are exactly the people we want to help,’” Buffet said. “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.”
GCC President David Sam praised Buffet for her contribution.
“Doris Buffett’s personal mission aligns well with Germanna’s. We both believe in second chances — the opportunity for people to turn their lives around. This generous gift is an investment in our ability to help our students gain the education that will help them empower themselves. It is also a model for all of us in giving back to our community.”