The devastation of Hurricane Florence has wide-reaching impacts that will require strategic, long-term investments. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) hosted a webinar, “Hurricane Florence: What’s Next?” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET to discuss what funders should do now and in the next several months to support recovery.
The webinar was provided with generous funding from the UPS Foundation and was co-sponsored by the Southeastern Council of Foundations, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, the Council on Foundations and Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Speakers provided updates on situation in North and South Carolina and discussed what the most pressing needs will be over the coming weeks and months. CDP President and CEO Robert G. Ottenhoff moderated the discussion, and panelists included:
- Edie Blakeslee – Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership, Coastal Community Foundation of SC
- Ret Boney – Executive Director, North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
- Gregory A. Forrester – President and CEO, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)
- Eric Nankervis – Voluntary Agency Liaison / Mass Care and Emergency Assistance , FEMA Region IV Recovery Division
- JoAnn Turnquist – President and CEO – Central Carolina Community Foundation
CDP launched its 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund. Details about this fund were provided during the webinar.
Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more about the effects of Hurricane Florence: