Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Eric Klinenberg talks infrastructure and resiliency at our Sandy anniversary event.
One year after Hurricane Sandy, our communities have made great progress in recovery. But so much more remains to be done.
On October 25, Philanthropy New York and a group of funders and nonprofits who have been active in Sandy recovery convened at “Sandy, Philanthropy & A Year of Hard Lessons.”
Over 100 attendees participated in our half-day event — sponsored by the Citi Foundation and New York Life, with additional support from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the ASPCA, The New York Community Trust, the Long Island Community Foundation and the Ford Foundation — to help the philanthropic community better understand how it can support ongoing rebuilding efforts in the communities affected by the storm.
Thanks to our dedicated team of Tweeters, a Storify of this event is now available.
You can read our Storfiy recap at http://storify.com/PhilanthropyNY/sandy-philanthropy-and-a-year-of-hard-lessons.
Throughout the event, our panelists, attendee roundtables and featured lunch speaker, Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, all stressed that coordination, collaboration and flexibility were key components of the response to Sandy’s devastation a year ago and the continuing efforts to address vulnerable populations and those still struggling.
We heard about the unmet needs that still exist and where philanthropy can make the biggest impact, as well as the preliminary calculations of how much funders gave to recovery and response and where those dollars were spent.
We encourage you to continue visiting our dedicated webpage for information about Sandy funds and collaboratives and news stories about philanthropy and Hurricane Sandy recovery.
As we reflect back on Sandy, Philanthropy New York will keep the conversation going, releasing our research project on philanthropic giving during and after the storm early next year and providing the opportunities for learning and collaboration that are still necessary as our region rebuilds. We hope you will continue to join us.