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Philanthropy New York is pleased to announce that Shaun Donovan, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, will be one of the featured speakers at our 34th Annual Meeting.
Secretary Donovan will be joined by New York State Director of Operations Howard Glaser, NYC Economic Development Corporation President Seth Pinsky and moderator Melissa Harris-Perry from MSNBC in a discussion of how philanthropy and government can best work together to rebuild our local communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Moderated breakout sessions before the keynote panel will also focus on topics related to rebuilding and resiliency.
The first hour of the day's events will have three concurrent member engagement sessions to choose from:
An examination of all the various sources of recovery dollars (federal, state and local government funds, insurance money, philanthropy, private investment and more), what intermediaries will control the flow of the money, and what those funds are being directed toward.
Welcome: Cynthia Rivera Weissblum, President and CEO, Edwin Gould Foundation
Moderator: Linda Manley, Legal Director, Lawyers Alliance
Amy Brusiloff, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Gary Hattem, President, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Jeanne M. Salvatore, Senior Vice President, Insurance Information Institute
Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Director, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
- Strong Communities ARE Strong Infrastructure
One of the lessons of Sandy was that communities with an existing strong infrastructure of community-based services responded better. What does it really take to have those strong supports in every community?
Moderator: Kevin Ryan, Program Director, New York Foundation
Olu Atanda-Ogunleye, Senior Director, Community & School Services, Safe Space, member of the Far Rockaway Arverne Nonprofit Coalition
Lisa Cowan, Board Member, Red Hook Initiative
Rev. Terry Troia, Executive Director, Project Hospitality
- Preparing Vulnerable Populations for Crisis
The elderly, people in public housing and daycare providers are just a few of the populations that are inherently vulnerable when disaster comes. What can we do to prepare better to care for these community members when they need us most?
Welcome: Gay Young, Vice President, Donor Services, The New York Community Trust
Moderator: Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Aging
Sharon Myrie, Executive Vice-President for Community Programs & Development, New York City Housing Authority
Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services
Lori Peek, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Co-Director, Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, Colorado State University
The second hour of the day's events will bring all of our participants together around:
- Infrastructure and Environment — Mapping the Scenarios
Welcome: Nancy Kete, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University and Co-Chair of PlaNYC 2030
- Main Panel and Member Q&A
Moderator: Melissa Harris-Perry, Host, MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” Professor of Political Science, Tulane University, founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South
Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Howard Glaser, NY Director of State Operations
Seth Pinsky, President, NYC Economic Development Corporation
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Philanthropy New York members and invited guests.