Doris Buffett manages donation of brother’s funds
CNBC - 05/27/2014
When Warren Buffett announced in 2006 that he would give away his billions, he was flooded with individual requests for help that still flow in today.
“She just believes that a lot of people got short straws in life, and she wants to help them,” Warren Buffett said.
It’s rare for philanthropists to respond to individual requests, said Northeastern University professor Rebecca Riccio, who teaches philanthropy and interviewed the siblings last year. Buffett, 83, and his 86-year-old sister worked out the unusual arrangement because neither wanted to disregard the requests, but Buffett also wanted to focus on running Berkshire Hathaway.