On February 24, 2022, Russia officially invaded Ukraine, marking the start of a humanitarian disaster of historic proportions. In just a few months, many have died, and more than six million Ukrainians have been forced to leave their home country as refugees, all while resources such as oil, gas, wheat and medicine continue to be scarce for those who remain.
To help high-net-worth individuals and their service providers learn how to truly leverage their resources to support those impacted by this disaster, the UHNW Institute recently compiled a panel of experts for a Leaders’ Council Event. During this event, panelists offered insight into the lessons we can learn from Ukraine through a UHNW lens so philanthropic families can make an impact during times of crisis.
Some of the specific topics discussed during this panel include:
- Ways the panelists have helped during past humanitarian disasters and how they are helping Ukraine now
- How the situation in Ukraine has evolved since the start of the crisis
- The various international groups that are coordinating to help and how this coordination can be improved
- How events in Ukraine compare to other humanitarian issues
- The importance of philanthropic families working with an intermediary to ensure any resources donated are used effectively
- The path to ensure successful conflict resolution and reconstruction
- Lessons learned from the humanitarian efforts that took place in Afghanistan and Pakistan and how they can be applied to Ukraine
- Donor fatigue in the philanthropic space and how families can combat it
- The specific areas where those interested in donating to Ukraine can offer the most valued assistance
- How to keep the philanthropic momentum going if news coverage begins to lessen
The video replay from this Leaders’ Council Event is available for UHNW Institute members in the member portal here.
If you are interested in learning more about joining, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Meet the Panel:
- Host – Amy Hart Clyne, Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer at Pitcairn
- Moderator – Edward Marshall, Global Head of Family Office and High Net Worth Group at Dentons US LLP
- Panelist – Sarah Adams, Volunteer Coordinator at Ukraine NGO Coordination Network (UNCN)
- Panelist – Patricia “Patty” McIlreavy, President and CEO at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy
- Panelist – Mike LeFever, CEO at Concentric
- Panelist – Janthomas Hiemstra, Country Director at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ukraine