Peter Buffett traveled to Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, March 6th as part of his cross-country tour.
Hosted at the King Center on the Community College of Denver Campus, the room was filled with Mile High United Way supporters and students from campus. Peter Buffett, the youngest son of Warren Buffett, visited Denver and Mile High United Way to learn about community issues, the work Mile High United Way is doing, and to engage our community in conversation.
Peter began his Concert and Conversation series by playing a song called “Searching for a Place Called Home.” After playing his first song, Peter talked about what community means to him.
“Our communities are stronger when we choose to work together. If all of it doesn’t work, none of it works. We need to unite and engage with our neighbors from different communities than us. That’s how we come together – through love, connection, and consistency.”
Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way, echoed the same sentiments about community earlier in the evening when she said, “we are a community united. Community starts here and it speaks to who we are as Coloradans.”
Everyone in the audience resonated with the words community and home. Colorado is home to us all and we all play a part.
And as Peter said, “Community isn’t just the place you’re in, it’s where you find out who you are and the community supports those who grow with it.”
That is why Mile High United Way is proud to do the work that it does in lifting up communities in Metro Denver and beyond. And we are grateful that Peter decided to travel to our Mile High City to learn more about our community and the place that so many call home.
Peter Buffett is an American musician, composer, author, and philanthropist. His career spans more than 30 years and through his music and media presentations, Peter is able to share personal stories about growing up in the Buffett family, his personal views on complex social issues, and the important role of philanthropy in his life. Peter is also the co-chair of the NoVo Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating lasting change.