Philanthropic 50: Buffy Cafritz

A bust of the French Count Antoine Boulay de la Meurthe by the celebrated early 19th century sculptor David d’Angers is on display at the National Gallery of Art in part thanks to the help of the William and Buffy Cafritz Foundation in its recent acquisition. Over time, the Washington hostess and her late husband have given millions to cultural and charitable institutions, most notably the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (to give it its full title), where Buffy is an honorary trustee, the Library of Congress and the National Institute of Health as well as the Vice President’s Residence Foundation, Ford’s Theatre, the Washington Ballet, the French American Cultural Foundation and numerous Catholic causes.

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