The Sunshine Lady Foundation was founded in 1996 in North Carolina by Doris Buffett. The Foundation is inspired by Doris’ vision and energy and is funded through her immense generosity.
“My sister, Doris, is a philanthropist, but far from an ordinary one. Some people write a large number of checks; others invest a large amount of time and effort. Doris does both. She’s smart about how she does it as well, combining a soft heart with a hard head.”
Warren Buffett, quoted from the preface of “Giving It All Away, The Doris Buffett Story”
The mission of the Sunshine Lady Foundation reflects the midwestern values and no-nonsense approach to decision making that founder Doris Buffett grew up with in Omaha, NE.
Each Sunshine Lady Foundation grant is considered an investment in people and programs and every decision to grant funds is based on an expected outcome in the best interest of the people being served.