Business Wire to Raise Funds for Abused Children by Selling Commemorative Coins to Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Attendees

Berkshire Hathaway Commemorative Coins Available at Shareholders Meeting, May 1, in Omaha, Neb. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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OMAHA, Neb.--()--For the third consecutive year, Business Wire will go beyond showcasing its own services at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, raising funds for a local children’s charity by selling commemorative coins to conference attendees.

A series of four coins (“smashed pennies”) featuring photos of Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting name and date, and the Business Wire logo will be available to attendees. The coins are available for a suggested $1 donation for each. The complete set of four coins with a commemorative dated card holder, are tied to the show’s Parks & Recreation theme.

All proceeds will be 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. Business Wire will match all funds raised from the sale of the coins.

“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 Cathy Baron Tamraz, 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.

CASA was established in the Omaha area in 1998 upon the urgency of area judges. The idea of CASA first originated in the Seattle area, when a juvenile court judge felt that he was not sufficiently informed on a case involving an abused child. CASA was created under the premise that there must be an advocate for foster children 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.

“CASA volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary work. They are a powerful voice in a foster child’s life,” said Nancy Wilson, Executive Director of CASA For Douglas County.

The coins will be available on a first-come basis at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, which takes place Saturday, May 1 at the Qwest Center in Omaha. If supplies permit, individuals may send requests to purchase coins after the show to

About Business Wire:

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Senior Vice President, Marketing

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Berkshire Hathaway collectible coins available at Annual Shareholder Meeting courtesy of Business Wire



Business Wire, Los Angeles
Tom Becktold, +1-310-207-4373
Senior Vice President, Marketing