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Resilient Philanthropy Through Disaster Preparedness Collaboration

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In this on-demand webinar, you'll hear from four participants of the PPREP Cohort - Philanthropic Preparedness, Resiliency, and Emergency Partnership - on how their cohort was started, what they have worked together to accomplish, how the past year has impacted their direction and focus, and what they see for the future of disaster preparedness.

PPREP, an initiative funded by The Funders Network, "was created to provide resources for community foundations to build their skills and leadership capacity in order to be better informed and prepared should a natural disaster strike their community. At its core, PPREP is about strengthening the relationships between community members and organizations to maximize their impact in preparing for and recovering from disasters. Given the disproportionate health, economic and social impacts of disasters on low-income communities and other vulnerable populations, PPREP works to embed an equity lens into the cohort’s learning about preparedness, response and recovery practices and policies." Learn more about PPREP at


Nancy Anthony | Former President, Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Nancy Anthony joined the Oklahoma City Community Foundation as executive director in 1985 when it had assets of $20 million and one other full-time employee. She has helped direct the growth of the Community Foundation to assets of more than $1.2 billion during 2020. The Community Foundation has 37 full-time employees and makes average annual distributions to the Oklahoma City community of $40 million. In 2015, she was named the President of the organization. Currently she serves on the board of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy in Washington, DC.

A native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Anthony received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, M.A. and M.Phil degrees in mathematical statistics from Yale University, and a Ph. D. in biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma. In her professional career, she has taught at Vanderbilt and Oklahoma City University. She has also served as a consultant in statistics and demography before joining the Community Foundation.

As a community volunteer, Anthony has served for 40 years as a member of the Metropolitan Library Commission, including ten years as chairman. She has served on a number of community boards and also served as a volunteer coach for several girls athletic teams. She has served as the Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma City Sports Facility Oversight Board, a city commission. She served as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Duke Divinity School.

Kelly Thompson | VP of Grantmaking and Community Initiatives, Quad Cities Community Foundation
Kelly earned her masters in social work from the University of Iowa and her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Augustana College. She brought to the Community Foundation nine years of experience in social services, including direct service in the areas of child welfare and homelessness; grant writing; and agency administration. As vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives, Kelly oversees grantmaking, scholarships, and the Community Foundation's collaborations with others on issues that no one organization can address alone. She also manages the Community Foundation’s youth philanthropy program, Teens for Tomorrow. Kelly lives in Rock Island, enjoys the local live music scene, and is active in community theatre.

Brian Fogle | President, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Brian Fogle is President of Community Foundation of the Ozarks, responsible to the Board of Directors to carry out the mission and action plan of the organization. Prior to joining the CFO in 2008, he spent 30 years in banking in Springfield.

Brian’s hometown is Aurora, Mo., where he is a graduate of Aurora High School. He obtained BBA and MBA in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi.

Brian provides leadership and guidance for numerous civic and nonprofit groups. Currently, he chairs the Good Community Committee and is on the board of Every Child Promise, the Mercy Health Foundation, the Downtown Council of Champions, Healthy Living Alliance, and the Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation. He was awarded the O. Franklin Kenworthy Leadership Award in 1990, the National Community Leadership Award in 1993, and the Springfieldian Award in 2010, and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Drury University in December 2011.

About the Author

Andrew worked in the non-profit field for nearly 10 years before joining Foundant. He has been both a grantor at a Community Foundation, and a grantee at a children's museum. This wide range of experience helps Andrew understand the ins and outs of a variety of grant and scholarship processes, and to be a non-profit community partner. He knows all the good these organizations do for their communities, and wants nothing more than to make their jobs easier, so they can spend more of their time making a difference! Originally from Davenport, Iowa, Andrew now resides in Madison, Wisconsin. He enjoys a good round of golf, a lazy Saturday afternoon, and spending time with his family.

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