Audio: The Role of Philanthropy in Disaster Preparedness, Relief, and Recovery

  • Nov 2, 2011
    Duration: 1:21:43

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    In an era of shrinking federal and state budgets, philanthropic efforts are sometimes mistakenly thought of as simply a means to supplement government disaster aid. This view ignores both the flexibility and the potential for long-range planning offered by private dollars. When time is of the essence, philanthropic organizations can respond quickly and with great agility to a crisis. Moreover, they also possess the ability to invest in long-term efforts such as recovery and preparedness. Far from being a mere supplement, philanthropic dollars can and have been critical to healing and rebuilding stricken communities. Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Louisiana State University on the evening of Wednesday, November 2 for an on-the-record easy-chair discussion concerning the crucial role of private philanthropy in disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery.