Buffy Cafritz is a noted Washington, D.C. philanthropist who is a Member of the Board of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as a Trustee Council Member of the National Gallery and The White House Historical Association. She is also an Honorary Trustee of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and an advisory member of the Library of Congress, Madison Council. Mrs. Cafritz is a former advisory board member of the Harvard School of Public Health, former board member of Vice President Al Gore’s Residence Foundation, as well as President Ronald Reagan’s Presidential Foundation, Ford’s Theatre, Sasha Bruce Youthworks, Friends of the Arts and Preservation, and The Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine.
Mrs. Cafritz, along with her late husband, William Cafritz, created the William and Buffy Cafritz Family Foundation and have given millions to cultural and charitable institutions over many years. A bust of the French Count Antoine Boulay de la Meurthe by 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.
Mrs. Cafritz joined the French-American Cultural Foundation’s Board to experience the diversity of French culture. She enjoys working with her colleagues and sharing American values with French friends, particularly at this time in our country.