Buffett son’s foundation gives $3M grant to Decatur museum

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DECATUR, Ill. – The foundation of the son of billionaire Warren Buffett has given a $3 million grant to the Children’s Museum of Illinois in Decatur.

The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports that the museum will expand next summer with a two-story exhibit focused on law enforcement. The money comes from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Museum executive director Amber Kaylor says the 7,000-square-foot exhibit will be called “Heroes Hall.” She says the museum received the grant after making a proposal to the foundation.

Buffet said in a statement that he hopes the exhibit enhances the museum and brings recognition to law enforcement.

The foundation has made a number of large donations in recent years in the Decatur area. Howard Buffett is an auxiliary deputy of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.