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Ten Years Later: CDP Advisory Council Reflects on Katrina


Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, becoming one of the worst natural disasters in American history. We asked members of the CDP Advisory Council about their memories of Katrina’s landfall, the long recovery … Continued

A photo of Hurricane Katrina just prior to landfall (photo courtesy of NASA).

Ten Years Better


As humanitarian practitioners and philanthropists, we know that disasters are increasing in scale and intensity – but despite dire predictions, I have hope. Hope? Absolutely. In the past 10 years, our response to disasters has changed in several remarkable ways. … Continued

Regine A. Webster, vice president, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Private Philanthropy and Hurricane Katrina


By Anna R. Hurt Center for Disaster Philanthropy As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, there’s been an uptick news stories that both remember the storm’s damage and assess where recovery stands now. One of the reasons that the … Continued