Buffett, born in 1953, is a board member of Girls Inc. She is also the founder of the Sherwood Foundation, an Omaha-based charity, and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund. Susie founded the Sherwood Foundation in 1999. In 2005, her father turbocharged its funding with a a $1 billion pledge; he gave the same amount to his two other adult children. At the same time, Warren promised the Gates Foundation $40 billion. Since then, the Sherwood Foundation has rapidly expanded its giving. Warren's donation comes in annual installments of about $50 million, and Sherwood tries to give away that much every year. The foundation's staff has grown, too, although the total payroll, which includes Buffett as a full-time employee, still only numbers eight. The Buffett Early Childhood Fund, funded by Sherwood, likewise employs only a handful of people.