In the wake of California’s fires, and America’s intensified hurricane season, natural disaster relief and preparedness has come to the foreground of communal conversations. With relief efforts complicated by COVID, how can funders now work with their municipal and Jewish-communal institutions to effectively provide for present needs as well as to build necessary infrastructure and better prepare communities to withstand disasters down the road? Our panel brings together a U.S. Congressman and leading voices on environmental and disaster funding both inside and outside the JFN community to offer insight into how funders can make the biggest difference in this critical field of work.
Rep. Jimmy Panetta
United States Representative, CA-20
CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Managing Director, Community Impact, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment, San Francisco Bay Area
PT Philanthropic, moderator
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