For the third year in a row, the College of Human Ecology has offered a class, Leadership in Nonprofit Environments (HE 407), taught this year by Joanne Florino, executive director of the Triad Foundation, and Diane Shafer, a board member of the United Way of Tompkins County. The course is designed to teach students about philanthropy and partners with the Sunshine Lady Foundation (founded by Doris Buffett, sister of investor Warren Buffett), which provides $10,000 for the students to allocate, and the United Way of Tompkins County, which manages the grant program. To date, the class has funneled $30,000 to the Ithaca community.
eClips had the opportunity to speak with Doris Buffett in the past. During her talk, she discussed her responsibilities as a philanthropist and a good citizen and discussed the impact of her foundation.
To read more about this initiaitve, read the following Cornell Chronicle article