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IU experts available to discuss charitable giving following Hurricane Florence

For Immediate Release Sep 19, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – With Hurricane Florence now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, the attention will soon turn to recovery efforts. As photos and videos of the flooding and damage continue to swirl on social media, online and in the media, many of those outside the affected areas search for ways they can help from afar. But are some ways of charitable giving better than others following a natural disaster? 

Experts from Indiana University are available to discuss issues related to philanthropy and charitable giving following a natural disaster like Hurricane Florence. For further assistance, contact Steve Hinnefeld of IU Communications at or 812-856-3488 or Adriene Davis Kalugyer of the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at or 317-278-8972.

Beth Gazley

Nonprofit management, civil society and philanthropic behaviors, volunteerism, inter-organizational collaboration.

IU Bloomington

Phone: (812) 855-1464


Expert bio

Best known for her groundbreaking work on nonprofit-government collaboration, School of Public and Environmental Affairs professor Beth Gazley is a prolific writer and researcher with more than 60 published works since 2001. (more)

Una Osili

Philanthropy, economic development, trends in philanthropy. 


Contact: Adriene Davis Kalugyer, 317-278-8972 or

Expert bio

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy professor Una Osili is an expert in giving for disaster relief by individuals, corporations and foundations, with significant experience in tracking U.S. giving for disasters, as well as how and why donors give. (more)

Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez

Humanitarian operations and crisis management, sustainability, operations management in emerging markets, global supply chains.

IU Bloomington

Phone: (812) 855-6227


Expert bio

Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez, associate professor of operations and decision technologies and Grainger Faculty Fellow in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, is president of the College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management at the Production and Operations Management Society.

Patrick Rooney

Philanthropic studies, economics, public policy and philanthropy.


Contact: Adriene Davis Kalugyer, 317-278-8972 or .

Expert bio

Patrick Rooney, professor of economics and philanthropic studies, pioneered research on disaster giving patterns and trends, with expertise in the types of giving needed in the wake of disaster, and how needs and giving change over time. (more)

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IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Adriene Davis Kalugyer

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