Video On Demand

Toward More Effective Disaster Philanthropy

December 13 – 14, 2012


Dr. David Abramson
Deputy Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University

Steve Dozier
Vice President for Corporate Services, Walmart

Bob Ottenhoff
President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Tony Pipa
Deputy Assistant to the Administrator,
Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning, USAID

Joe Ruiz
Director, The UPS Foundation Humanitarian Relief Program

Moderated by:

Lori J. Bertman
President and CEO, Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation

Slide Show:

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.


  • 5:00PM-5:30PM Registration
  • 5:30PM-7:00PM: Panel Discussion
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM: Reception

The CSIS-Pennington Family Foundation Series on Community Resilience has been made possible, in part, with support from Walmart.