COVID-19: Past Epidemics and Vulnerability — Lessons for Funders Today


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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to worsen in the United States and abroad, one thing is clear: the most vulnerable among us will be hit the hardest and take the longest to recover. Lessons learned from previous epidemics like Ebola, H1N1 and the HIV/AIDS crisis can help philanthropy respond effectively to COVID-19 and better protect vulnerable communities.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), with generous support from the UPS Foundation, hosted a webinar Thursday, March 26, 2020 to discuss what history teaches us about vulnerability during epidemics and what philanthropy can do now to help reduce that vulnerability in the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDP President and CEO Patricia McIlreavy moderated the discussion and panelists included:

This webinar was provided with generous funding from the UPS Foundation, and was co-sponsored by Grantmakers in Health, Grantmakers in Aging, National Center for Family Philanthropy, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and Philanthropy New York.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

(Photo Source: Borya; CC BY-SA 2.0)

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