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Doris Buffett, the Family’s ‘Retail Philanthropist,’ Dies at 92

Doris Buffett, a self-styled retail philanthropist who once declared that her billionaire younger brother, Warren Buffett, “loves to make money and I love to give it away,” died on Tuesday at her home in Rockport, Me. She was 92.Her death was confirmed by her grandson Alexander Buffet Rozek.Ms. Buffet had been a benefactor in her own right when her brother, one of the world’s most successful investors, announced his intention in 2006 to donate nearly his entire fortune before he died, opening the gates to a flood of supplicants. At the time his worth was estimated at $44 billion.While he ran Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate that includes Dairy Queen, Duracell and Geico, Mr. Buffett entrusted his sister and a group of women she had recruited to sift the requests for financial help, a...

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Adam Max, Patron of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions, Dies at 62

Adam Max, an investment manager who became a leading patron of Brooklyn cultural institutions, notably the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where he had been board chairman since 2017, died on July 27 at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 62.The cause was bile duct cancer, his wife, Diane Max, said.Mr. Max was captivated by the venerable Brooklyn Academy after he and Ms. Max were given a gift subscription as a wedding present in 1985. The couple’s gifts to BAM would become the largest by individual donors in its history, according to the academy (though it declined to divulge the amount).Mr. Max went on to be a major benefactor of St. Ann’s Warehouse, the performance space now in Brooklyn Bridge Park. And he and his wife were instrumental in the establishment of the New-York Historical Soc...

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