DISASTER RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION INC

Giving Back. Moving Forward.

aka DRI Foundation   |   New York, NY   |  www.foundation.drii.org

Mission

The DRI Foundation’s mission is to provide financial, educational and volunteer aid to those who have been impacted by disasters. The Foundation strives to provide training and employment to those who have specific needs that will further the goal of creating a more prepared and resilient world.

Ruling year info

2011

President & CEO

Mr. Al Berman

Chair

Ms. AnneMarie Staley

Main address

22 East 41st Street Third Floor

New York, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

45-2727287

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

DRI Foundation Scholarship Award

DRI is keenly aware of the costs involved in higher education. We are also mindful of the need for everyone to understand the need for preparedness; whether it is at the corporate, government or personal level. Preparing communities to respond to adverse events is everyone’s responsibility. This is especially true for the next generations to come.

The amount of the scholarship is $5,000 and payment is made in the form of a check awarded to the scholarship recipient.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

We partner with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters and award them grant money for immediate relief efforts--helping where it is needed most. We also donate supplies to families in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We engage DRI certified disaster management professionals to volunteer in their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Self-employed people

Business continuity is a field where military experience can translate organically and put transitioning veterans on a promising career path. With that in mind, the Veterans Outreach Program Committee has been convened to help those who would protect us, by offering free DRI training, mentoring, and career development to military service members transitioning into the corporate sector (both public and private), as well as partnering with veterans assistance organizations to provide these services.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

The DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) community provides female business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery professionals with learning and networking opportunities. It also has an equal and much deeper purpose – a forum for women supporting women!

WBCM’s goals are to:

Bring women together to forge strong personal networks and assist women in advancing within their chosen fields.
Explore and recommend specific actions and strategies to serve the needs of women in these professions.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

The DRI Foundation is proud to support nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected for the Global Pandemic Fund will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Women and girls

Related Program

DRI Foundation Scholarship Award

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

-Scholarships to Women and Veterans

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Women and girls

Related Program

DRI Foundation Scholarship Award

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

-Scholarships to Women and Veterans

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Veterans

Related Program

DRI Foundation Scholarship Award

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Scholarships to Women and Veterans

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Disaster Recovery International Foundation's vision is to promote 'Resilient Communities Worldwide'. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity and recover stronger. We focus on sustainable resilience activities over immediate relief with the goal of empowering communities to help themselves. We pursue our vision by promoting disaster risk reduction through partnership and education and aiding recovery efforts through fundraising and volunteerism.

Grants to communities impacted by disasters.

Education programs at community events and one/two day programs.

Two scholarship programs:
1. Veterans transitioning from military to civilian life
2. High school seniors/undergraduates pursuing studies in business continuity, business recovery, or emergency management.

Volunteer efforts of DRI International certified professionals throughout the year.

DONATIONS AFTER DISASTERS
Donation campaigns are held immediately after a disaster and raised funds are quickly donated to vetted non-profits working toward local recovery efforts.

EDUCATION
Participation in various free community events throughout the US and raising awareness of preparedness. Scholarship programs students interested in preparedness--individual, corporate or government, and veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.

-Over $65,000 raised total for July 2019 - June 2020
-Over $25,000 given to disaster, rebuilding, and resilience efforts in support of organizationsthroughout the US and Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, India, Mozambique, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe
-Over $20,000 given to COVID-19 relief
-$10,000 for College Scholarships: two $5,000 awards to children of DRI Certified Professionals
-$477,000 in scholarships for the Veterans Outreach Program (awarded to 159 veterans)
-$36,000 in scholarships for Women in Business Continuity Training (awarded to 13 women)
-40 volunteers including DRI Certified Professionals and their families helped restore a community facility in Savannah
-20,000 pounds of food packed for Savannah communities in need
-100% of donations received spent on initiatives, not administration*

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DISASTER RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. AnneMarie Staley


Board co-chair

Mr. Jerry Vevon

Deloitte

Term: 2011 -

Alan Berman

DRI International

AnneMarie Staley

BDO

Jerry Vevon

Chloe Demrovksy

DRI International

Michele Turner

Amazon

Michele Ostler

DRI International

Frank Perlmutter

The Perlmutter Fund

Bonnie Canal

The Resiliency Institute

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/07/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/02/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.