New MOOC gives away Warren Buffett’s sister’s money

A Northeastern University professor said the MOOC will focus on individual decision-making in giving.

Billionaire Warren Buffett and his sister Doris have been gradually donating their riches to various causes and projects over the years. In fact, Doris Buffett hopes to redistribute all of her wealth before she dies, and has already given away more than $150 million of it.

Doris Buffett is now letting the students who are taking a new massive open online course (MOOC) about philanthropy decide what to do with another $100,000 of her money.

More than 4,000 people have already signed up for the course, which is called “Give With Purpose.” If more people join, the amount of money being given away could grow.  While the Buffets will be the first guest speakers during the MOOC, it will also feature  philanthropic advice from baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. and the founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.…Read More