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Monday, March 18 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
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When crisis hits, our decisionmaking is not always as well-informed or strategic as it might be. What steps can foundations take to prepare their grantees—and themselves—for times of crisis or disaster? We’ll hear from U.S. and Israeli foundation leaders and field experts on the kinds of communications protocols, contingency planning, infrastructure building, training, and coordination efforts that can mitigate the potential effects of disaster and support response and relief efforts.

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Bill Driscoll

Executive Director, NECHAMA—Jewish Response to Disaster
Bill Driscoll, Jr. is the executive director of NECHAMA—ewish Response to Disaster. The organization provides disaster preparedness, response, and recovery services nationwide. Bill also serves as secretary of the board for National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. He... Read More →
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David Gappell

Director, Schusterman Foundation—Israel
David Gappell is a native of Los Angeles and the director of the Schusterman Foundation—Israel. He is past co-chair of the Forum of Foundations in Israel and serves on the boards of the Jerusalem Season of Culture, the Haruv Institute, Tevel b'Tzedek, and Yemin Orde Initiatives... Read More →
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Gideon Herscher

Director of Humanitarian Relief and Assistance, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Gideon Herscher is the director of humanitarian relief and assistance at JDC. For 11 years he has developed and implemented programs and partnerships for vulnerable spopulations in Israel and across the globe, including Ethiopia, Rwanda, and most recently, post-earthquake Haiti. He... Read More →
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Michael Hill

Executive Vice President, Dorot Foundation
Michael Hill is the executive vice president of the Dorot Foundation, a family foundation working in and out of the Jewish world, in the U.S. and Israel. In addition to grantmaking, the foundation operates the Dorot Fellowship in Israel, a leadership development program and network... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2013 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Palm Room Beverly Hilton

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