Center for Disaster Philanthropy | COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond
The COVID-19 coronavirus is getting closer to being named a pandemic. Countries around the world are taking steps to prepare and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated it is not a matter of if, but when the virus will spread across the United States. Now is the time for philanthropy to begin planning how it will respond and how it will invest in actions to support their communities.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), with generous support from the UPS Foundation, hosted a webinar Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET to explore how philanthropy can respond and what the most likely needs will be at each stage of the pandemic. Speakers discussed the role philanthropy can play during pandemics including advocacy, sharing accurate messaging, and funding preparedness, response and mitigation.
CDP Vice President Regine A. Webster moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Sheena Agarwal, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, U.S., Give2Asia
- Dr. Judy Monroe, CEO, CDC Foundation
- Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
The webinar was provided with generous funding from the UPS Foundation and was co-sponsored by the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Minnesota Council of Foundations, Council on Foundations, Philanthropy New York, Grantmakers in Health, Grantmakers in Aging, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Philanthropy Northwest and InterAction.