You Can Help Buffett's Sister Give Away $100K
Online philanthropy course begins today
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 15, 2013 10:33 AM CDT
Berkshire Hathaway CEO and Chairman Warren Buffett.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Newser) – A free online course that starts today will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,000 people have already signed up for the Giving With Purpose course, which also will feature philanthropic advice from baseball's Cal Ripken Jr. and the founders of Ben & Jerry's. The amount being given away could grow if more students sign up.

Buffett and his older sister, Doris Buffett, will talk about their motivation for philanthropy. Warren is gradually giving away all of his $58 billion Berkshire Hathaway stock, while Doris has already given more than $150 million away en route to her goal of redistributing all her wealth before she dies. The course is modeled after a class that has been taught at more than 30 universities that allows students to give away $10,000 after evaluating several nonprofits and learning about effective giving.

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Suzanne Rodriguez-Rivera
Feb 17, 2015 4:04 PM CST
My friend wanted me to type this up for her. Here is her situation: I am old women who gets small monthly check. I beg of you please help me,i live in aplace that just went in forclousure, I have no where to go, all the senior homes have a 2 0r 3 year waqiting list. I need help before its to late, please call me 5615021882. I have no email. now I know why so many people end there life////////// please call me mr buffett
slammer
Jul 16, 2013 10:28 AM CDT
hey there warren old pal just send some money to your new best pal slammer! pob 467103 in---
Corsica
Jul 16, 2013 7:14 AM CDT
Give me a billion! I would help wounded veterans and returning soldiers who are faced with foreclosures and homelessness and hunger. Give me the money!