Doris Buffett

Feb 12, 1928 – Aug 4, 2020 (Age 92)


February 12, 1928
August 4, 2020


Doris Buffett was a philanthropist who was the older sister of billionaire Warren Buffett and helped with his charitable giving efforts. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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My sincere Condolences to the Buffet family. I was a recipient of the Sunshine Lady Foundation. I was so grateful and appreciated the help and the kind words of encouragement that I received. May God and fond memories continue to provide comfort and peace today, tomorrow, and always.

Doris Buffett at the Women and Girls Fund launch.
Photo courtesy of Tina Jackson photography

I am forever grateful to have shared so many good conversations with Doris. Her desire to impact those with the greatest need was inspiring.

Doris helped our community in so many ways – both big and small.

She gave to create programs for high school students to learn the art of philanthropy. She gave to support women who faced abuse from their partners. She gave to help those with mental illness have a place to stay. She gave to create homes for the homeless. She gave...

My thoughts and prayers are with the Buffett family and the wonderful ladies of the Sunshine Lady Foundation. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to personally get to know Doris and enjoyed our conversations on many topics including our shared passion for helping individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Doris, thru Mitty Beal and the Sunshine Lady Foundation, generously provided funding to create Mary Sunshine House, a program locating in Central, SC, named personally by Doris after her...

I'll always be Thankful for Doris. I had seen her on Charlie Rose and realized how our early lives had been so much alike. It brought me to tears. I wrote a letter to her and she was kind enough to reply within a couple weeks. She said there were others like us. She referred to me as one of her Sorority. I never made it to the Fall luncheon, but I finally realized I wasn't alone. Thank you Doris Buffet. May you Rest in Peace

This is such a tremendous loss. Long before higher education in prison was even known to more than a small handful of funders, Doris Buffett donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep programs around the country alive and thriving. She was completely unbureaucratic and relied entirely on her own judgment, along with a small handful of trusted colleagues, including especially the extraordinary Mitty Beal. After one weekend together in Rockport, Maine in 2007, she made a transformative...

Doris had a significant positive impact on 100's of people. Her generosity provided incarcerated people an opportunity to earn an Associates Degree while incarcerated. I work for a community college inside a prison that was fortunate to receive funding from Doris. I remember her first trip to the penitentiary where she was funding an Associates degree, she meet with a small group of those men, one of the things she told them has stayed with me and shaped how I view our incarcerated students,...

What an amazing woman she was. Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.

The Salvation Army of Carteret County, NC sends our prayers and condolences to the family of Doris Buffett. We will always be grateful for her support, through her Sunshine Foundation. May God bless and keep you always, Ms. Buffett. The world is a better because of you.

I will miss Doris very much she wa