Whitney Kroenke Burditt

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Whitney Kroenke Burditt (born September 29, 1977)[1] is an American heiress, film producer and philanthropist.


Early life[edit]

Her father is Stan Kroenke and her mother, Ann Walton Kroenke.[2][3] Through her mother, she is a member of the Walton family.[3] She has a brother, Josh Kroenke. She graduated from Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Speech in Theater.[3][4][5]


She worked as a choreographer, dancer and actress for I Sing and the London production of Romeo & Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer.[4] She has also produced two movies.[3]

A philanthropist, she is the co-founder of the Playing for Change Movement, where she serves as Executive Director.[2][4]

Personal life[edit]

She married Ben Burditt of Warsaw, Missouri in 2006.[3][6] Her cousin Elizabeth Paige Laurie, daughter of Nancy Walton Laurie, was the maid of honor.[3] They reside in Los Angeles, California, and have four dogs.[4]


As a producer[edit]


  1. ^ http://business.highbeam.com/435553/article-1G1-150836103/rock-n-roll-wedding-walmart-heiress
  2. ^ a b Joanne Davidson, Playing for Change, The Denver Post, November 12, 2007
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Lauren Scheidemantel and Meaghan Trimarchi, Celebrity wedding on aisle four, Vox, September 26, 2008
  4. ^ a b c d Playing for Change biography
  5. ^ Reunion 2009, Northwestern Alumni Association, October 23–25, 2009
  6. ^ Kate Larue and Sarah Wilson, Secret’s out about Kroenke-Burditt wedding: It’s good for businesses, Columbia Missourian, September 22, 2006