Susan A. Buffett

Chair, The Sherwood Foundation

Susie Buffett chairs The Sherwood Foundation®, The Buffett Early Childhood Fund, and The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation.

The Sherwood Foundation® focuses on improving public education and alleviating poverty, mainly in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Buffett Early Childhood Fund focuses on improving early childhood education, from birth to age five for children growing up in low-income families in Nebraska and across America. In part, The Buffett Early Childhood Fund works with six other national funders and dozens of local funders to build, support and evaluate a nationwide network of specially designed Educare schools. The funders also support the Birth to Five Policy Alliance (aimed at improving early childhood policies in states) and the First Five Years Fund (aimed at improving early childhood policies on the federal level).

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (formerly The Buffett Foundation) works globally on women’s health issues and nuclear disarmament. The STB Foundation also provides annual college scholarships to students attending public Nebraska colleges.

Ms. Buffett also serves on several national nonprofit boards, including ONE, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Girls Inc., and the Fulfillment Fund. In Omaha, she serves on the board of Girls Inc., the Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center Foundation, Building Bright Futures, and the Omaha Airport Authority.