State of the Gulf & Philanthropy's Response:
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 2 Years Later
May 17, 2012
11:00 am - Noon ET
Who Should Attend: Staff or board
FPN member organizations, particularly
people with an interest in disaster relief and recovery and
Cost: No charge.
Presenters: Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D., Schmidt
Ocean Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Ocean Research & Conservation
Association (ORCA); Amy Holmes, Senior Philanthropic Advisor,
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
From April 20, 2010
to today, what has happened as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil
spill and what do we now know about longer term impacts on the Gulf
and the state of Florida? Join representatives from the marine
science community and partners in the philanthropic sector to learn
what has been done, what we can do in the future to protect the
Florida environment, and how we can continue to manage the long-term
effects of this disaster.
With support from an anonymous donor, Rockefeller
Philanthropy Advisors created the Fund for Gulf Communities (FGC) to
improve the lives of individuals, families and children and to
strengthen the diverse communities impacted by the oil
spill. In this webinar, Amy Holmes from Rockefeller Philanthropy
Advisors will discuss the strategy behind the $20 million
distributed through the FGC to Regional Partners in Florida and three other Gulf states and
to address the question,
"Where is philanthropy now?"
Also on the webinar will be Dr. Sarah Frias-Torres,
a researcher and author of a recently published study of the effects
of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on particular species of fish in
the Gulf. She will walk us through the overarching effects and
ongoing ecological impact of the catastrophe and help us understand
where things stand two years after the disaster.
Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask
questions of the presenters, and to share their own experiences. We will also discuss what
investments are still in play or what action philanthropy might
engage in as Florida faces the ongoing impact of the Deepwater