Dr. David Abramson
Deputy Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University
Vice President for Corporate Services, Walmart
President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Deputy Assistant to the Administrator,
Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning, USAID
Director, The UPS Foundation Humanitarian Relief Program
Lori J. Bertman
President and CEO, Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
Following a natural disaster, philanthropy plays a vital role in aiding affected communities and can have an equally critical role in building long term community resilience. As private entities, philanthropists can operate with flexibility across sectors and creativity that generates unique contributions across the lifecycle of disasters—from preparedness to recovery. CSIS and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation hosted an on-the-record panel discussion exploring how to move toward more effective disaster philanthropy.
The CSIS-Pennington Family Foundation Series on Community Resilience has been made possible, in part, with support from Walmart.