Buffett will be part of conversation exploring how women’s attitudes about money shape their charitable giving
INDIANAPOLIS—Jennifer Buffett, co-founder and president of the NoVo Foundation, is adding her voice to the online conference SHEMAKESCHANGE, sharing a transformational journey that shaped her views on money and philanthropy. Buffett is married to composer and producer Peter Buffett.
A highly regarded philanthropist, Jennifer Buffett’s work in philanthropy began in 1997 when Peter’s parents, Susan and Warren Buffett, gave Jennifer and Peter a charitable fund. Since 2006, Jennifer and the NoVo Foundation have concentrated on empowering women and girls as a strategy to end poverty, promoting healthy child development, and stopping gender-based violence in the United States and abroad.
Jennifer and Peter Buffett are recipients of the Clinton Global Citizen Award for their “visionary leadership and sustainable, scalable work in solving pressing global challenges,” and in 2010 President Clinton selected Jennifer to be a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative’s young global leaders group, CGI LEAD. The Ms. Foundation for Women also honored Peter and Jennifer’s philanthropic boldness and commitment that year with a Gloria Steinem Award, and Barron’s ranks them in the top 25 list of most effective philanthropists.
SHEMAKESCHANGE, the online conference from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, explores attitudes towards money, risk-taking, and other factors that affect women’s philanthropic choices. The three-part conference will be held online September 20 and 27 and October 4 from 3:30-4:40 p.m. EST.
September 20 “What Women Really Think about Money”
September 27 “Unraveling the Myths”
October 4 “Change Your Strategy and Change the World”
Additional speakers include:
- Patricia Annino, partner, Prince, Lobel and Tye, LLP, and author, Women & Money: A Practical Guide to Estate Planning;
- Charlotte Beyer, founder and former CEO, Institute for Private Investors and vice chair of the board, Museum of American Finance;
- Claudia Chan, media entrepreneur, motivational women’s lifestyle expert and founder of claudiachan.com;
- Debra Mesch, Ph.D., director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute;
- Mindy Rosenthal, executive director, Institute for Private Investors, and managing director, Campden Wealth;
- Barbara Stanny, entrepreneur and author, Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart about Money; and
- Viviana Zelizer, professor of sociology, Princeton University and author, The Purchase of Intimacy.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-278-8990.
About the Women’s Philanthropy Institute
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute furthers the understanding of women’s philanthropy through research, education, and knowledge dissemination. By addressing significant and groundbreaking research questions and translating that research into increased understanding and improvements in practice, WPI helps to leverage new and expanded resources for the common good.
About the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide through research, teaching, training and public affairs programs in philanthropy, fundraising, and management of nonprofit organizations. A part of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Center operates programs on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses.