United Way Suncoast was honored to bring artist and philanthropist Peter Buffett to Tampa Bay to share his world-renowned A Concert & Conversation event. Buffett is co-president of the NoVo Foundation, an organization dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society and the youngest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
With support from Raymond James Financial, United Way Suncoast brought Buffett to Tampa Bay for a series of events, beginning with a roundtable on philanthropy to engage in dialogue with area philanthropists on topics including collaboration and finding your personal passions.
The next evening, Buffett performed his signature Concert & Conversation at the University of South Florida Concert Hall. The multimedia performance included music, storytelling and audience questions on topics related to human rights, civil rights and how individuals can build a legacy through supporting important societal issues. After the reception, guests enjoyed a wine and dessert reception.
“We were proud to welcome Mr. Buffett to Tampa Bay and introduce him to motivated individuals who share his desire to help solve complex community problems,” said Suzanne McCormick, CEO of United Way Suncoast.
Buffett and United Way support the development of capacities in people, to create lasting change through volunteerism, advocacy and investment. Peter Buffett is an Emmy Award winner and New York Times best-selling author of the book, Life Is What You Make It. In the book, Buffett expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broad-minded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way.