Event: Recovery and Reconstruction in Haiti: The Role of U.S. Philanthropy and Local Groups

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Philanthropy New York |

On Wednesday, May 12th, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at Baruch College, in collaboration with Philanthropy New York, will present “Recovery and Reconstruction in Haiti: The Role of U.S. Philanthropy and Local Groups,” a program focusing on

  • the current role of nonprofit and community groups responding to the disaster both in New York and Haiti;
  • the role of the Haitian Diaspora in the relief and reconstruction effort;
  • current philanthropic efforts supporting organizations focused on the development and sustainability of Haiti; and
  • accountability mechanisms for pledged and donated funds for the reconstruction.

The program’s moderator will be Penny Fujiko Willgerodt, Executive Director of the Prospect Hill Foundation; featured speakers include Johnny Celestin, Project Executive at The Atlantic Philanthropies and Founder of The Haitian Fund for Innovation and Reconstruction at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; and Marilyn Gelber, President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and its Haitian Hope and Healing Fund.

 We hope you will be able to attend. To register for this event, please visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/researchcenters/nonprofitstrategy/events.php, send an email to nonprofit.workshops@baruch.cuny.edu, or call 646-660-6743.