Raising Money for At-Risk Youth Continues Business Wire's Charity Initiative at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
Commemorative Pins Fundraiser to Contribute to CASA of Omaha, Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the sixth consecutive year, Business Wire will go beyond showcasing its own services at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, raising money for a local youth charity by selling commemorative pins.
A popular show tradition, Business Wire's fundraiser mementos provide Berkshire Hathaway shareholders with creative, limited edition keepsakes featuring images of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Business Wire's Cathy Baron Tamraz.
All proceeds are donated to CASA for Douglas County, Nebraska (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a charitable organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children within the court system through the use of trained citizen volunteers. Each year, Business Wire contributes $5,000 towards the effort and covers all costs for the promotional items.
For 2013, Business Wire has created a pin featuring the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting name and year, and the Business Wire name. The pins are available for $5 each.
"Business Wire is delighted to participate again at the Berkshire annual meeting and we look forward to meeting and greeting shareholders and helping out with a worthy cause like CASA," said Tamraz, chairwoman and chief executive officer of Business Wire.
Business Wire was acquired by Buffett in 2006 after Tamraz read an article about Buffett in the Wall Street Journal and then faxed him a one-page letter that only weeks later resulted in the acquisition. "We've never looked back," she said.
The idea of CASA first originated in the Seattle area, when a juvenile court judge suggested he was not sufficiently informed on a case involving an abused child. The organization arrived in Omaha in 1998 at the behest of area judges. Their premise was that foster children must have an advocate within the court system - someone who will fight and keep the children's best interests at heart. It is the CASA volunteer that helps judges make good decisions on behalf of the abused and neglected children.
"We are delighted to be chosen again this year by Business Wire and to educate the community of our advocacy efforts for child victims through such a fun event," said Kimberly Thomas, Executive Director of CASA for Douglas County.
The pins will be available on a first-come basis at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, which takes place Saturday, May 4, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
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