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2017 Hurricane Season: The Effect on Older Adults & What Funders Should Know

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Center for Disaster Philanthropy partnered with Grantmakers in Aging(GIA), The Patterson Foundation, and the Florida Philanthropic Network for a discussion on how funders can help older adults affected by hurricanes.

When faced with how to best to respond to the needs of older adults in a disaster, funders need to combine their knowledge of all three components of this work: knowledge about philanthropy, older adults, and disasters.

Watch the webinar recording to learn more about funding challenges and opportunities: The Effect on Older Adults & What Funders Should Know

Panelists presented facts and statistics on the effects of the hurricane season on older adults, how to best allocate the resources you have as a funder to benefit older adults, and what the philanthropic community is doing to support the needs of older adults. The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook strategy on older adults also informed this discussion.

The discussion was moderated by John Feather Ph.D., CEO, Grantmakers in Aging, and included the following presenters:

  • Anna R. Hurt, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation
  • Robert McFalls, Florida Philanthropic Network

Sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

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