Accelerating Community Change with a Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett

Premier Corporate Partners, Local Philanthropists and Students are United for the Future to Bring Philanthropy and Social Activism Together

Who:   United Way of Pierce County and Peter Buffett, youngest son of investor, Warren Buffett. Through his music and media presentation, Peter Buffett will share fascinating stories, his views on complex social issues and the importance of philanthropy.

What:  A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett; VIP Reception Recognizing Premier Partners and Philanthropic Leaders. Hosted by the University of Puget Sound and sponsored by Boeing, NuStar Energy, Advancement Consulting and TPSC Benefits.

Where: University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall

When: September 17, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Why:     United Way is partnering with Peter Buffett, a musician and philanthropist, as part of a cross-country event to ignite new thinking and energy around community issues.

There is great energy around collaborations that are united to fight poverty in our community around specific barriers like child development, transportation and workforce development. Non-profits, government, businesses and people who are struggling with poverty are all coming together to create solutions and address systems changes. Peter Buffett demonstrates how social activism and philanthropic investments work in tandem.

How:   Students and the general public may reserve tickets for the 7:00 pm performance at Schneebeck Hall through the University’s online ticketing platform. For questions about tickets, call 253-879-3100.

About United Way of Pierce County: Our goal is to lift 15,000 local households out of poverty and into financial stability by 2028, one family at a time. We do this with a three-pronged approach that incorporates prevention, intervention and empowerment. United Way creates a solid foundation for Basic Needs with food, clothing and shelter so people can move out of crisis; breaks down barriers via South Sound 211 to connect families to critical resources and navigation services including behavioral health, housing, transportation and employment; and Builds Strong Families by helping people face financial challenges with free, one-on-one financial and career coaching and resources that help families thrive and break the cycle of poverty. By mobilizing local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals who are committed to making a long-term measurable difference in our community, we are tackling poverty in Pierce County. To learn more visit

Media Contact: To schedule an interview or attend the event, members of the media are required to make arrangements with Katherine Ransom at 253-284-2549 or at