Peter Loftin may have been a successful businessman – in fact, he still is – but at the same time, he has also been one of the foremost public figures of the country. For starters, he has been a connoisseur of arts and this has been on the show since 1997 when he was one of the top donors to the BTI Center for the Performing Arts. Incidentally not many may yet know that this happens to be the biggest center for performing arts between Washington DC (District of Columbia) and Tampa. Thanks to the way he was involved in arts and crafts, Loftin bought Casa Casuarina in 2000.
Peter Loftin did this after he had sold a part of the BTI. With Casa Casuarina being one of the best properties in the region in terms of opportunities and this has helped him use some of the money he has earned from his real estate endeavors to various charitable causes. The venue as such happens to be a magical one and has been perceived by Loftin as a way to give back something to his community. Till date, he has permitted at least 30 charitable events to be held over there. In fact, he has also enlisted the services of Ernst & Young to do a study.
The main aim of this study commissioned by Peter Loftin has been to unearth ways in which said property can be used to its best effect. It is based on the study and the resultant recommendations made by Ernst & Young that he has started a boutique hotel and club business over there. He has been a member of the Board of Governors at the American Red Cross, which is based out of Washington DC. In fact, it was in this particular capacity that he also served with Tommy Thompson, the then Secretary of Health and Human Services, at the time of the 9/11 attacks.
Peter Loftin has also served on a number of other boards, which were prestigious, to say the least. Examples of such bodies would include the following:
- American Lung Association
- Board of Visitors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the UNC (University of North Carolina) – Chapel Hill
- Advisory Board of the Duke Heart Center at Duke University Medical Center
- Founding Board Member of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
- Board of Directors of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
- Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)
In fact, when he was just 20 years old Loftin had started his own charity named Coats for Kids.
As part of the said charity, he donated coats to plenty of needy children for the winter season. The charity donations happened during the holiday season. He also built the Camp BTI, which was supposed to help the girls’ and boys’ clubs in the country. He has also contributed immensely to the Oak Ranch, which is basically a facility that works for the economically depressed and troubled youth of the USA. He has also been a major patron of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.