Center for Victims of Torture Profoundly Saddened by Passing of Peter Buttenwieser | Center for Victims of Torture

Center for Victims of Torture Profoundly Saddened by Passing of Peter Buttenwieser

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) today expressed profound sadness at the passing of Peter Buttenwieser, a founding member of CVT’s National Advisory Council and prominent philanthropist.

“Peter was an extremely dedicated and loyal supporter of CVT. He never missed an opportunity to leverage his network to increase awareness of CVT’s work, and he served as an invaluable advisor to us for more than two decades. His passionate voice as a member of our National Advisory Council, which he joined when that body was founded in 2015, will be dearly missed. He traveled to Jordan to see CVT’s work there first-hand, an experience which inspired him to intensify his efforts on our behalf even further.  

"A kind and gentle soul, Peter was a true partner in advancing CVT’s mission and a tireless voice for torture survivors.” —Curt Goering, CVT executive director


The Center for Victims of Torture is a nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C.; and healing initiatives in Africa and the Middle East.



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