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Watch the WBCM Committee Spotlight Video

The DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) committee provides female business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery professionals with learning and networking opportunities. In this spotlight video, the WBCM committee members illustrate their goals to encourage, empower, and…

WBCM Scholarship Spotlight: Stephanie Strazisar, ABCP

Stephanie Strazisar is a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Volunteer for the District of Columbia, a recipient of the DRI Foundation's 2020 Women in BCM Scholarship, and as a result, a certified ABCP with DRI International.  What is your professional…

WBCM Scholarship Spotlight: Frances Whalen, ABCP

Frances Whalen is an Emergency Operations & Information Specialist with DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, a recipient of the DRI Foundation's 2020 Women in BCM Scholarship, and as a result, a recently certified ABCP with DRI International.   What…

WBCM Scholarship Spotlight: Christina Erdeljohn, ABCP

Christina Erdeljohn is Director of Marketing and a Consultant at Symbiote Cloud Security and Consulting, LLC, and one of the recipients of the 2020 Women in BCM Scholarship from the DRI Foundation, which helped her earn her ABCP certification through DRI…

Non-Profit Partnership Engages Local Youth in Its Community Efforts

One positive theme coming out of the coronavirus crisis is organizations making an extra effort to support and engage the community, and providing a model for the next generation. In this respect, the DRI Foundation has made a donation to…

Funding for Food Recovery, Assistance, and Education in Westchester County

The DRI Foundation supports local non-profits helping their community every day, such as New York food assistance organization Feeding Westchester.  Feeding Westchester’s mission is to end hunger in Westchester County. The heart of a network of more than 300 partners,…

Foundation Supports Evacuteer Efforts to Increase Resilience

The DRI Foundation is proud to provide support to Evacuteer, a New Orleans based organization dedicated to creating safe, resilient, sustainable communities throughout southeast Louisiana.   Founded in 2009, Evacuteer focuses on what it identifies as the three pillars of sustainability: economy, environment,…

Women’s Advancement and Community Support for the Fringes of São Paulo

In its efforts to support women’s empowerment through professional training, the DRI Foundation has provided funding to the Paraisópolis Women’s Association in Brazil.  Since 2006, the Paraisópolis Women’s Association has fought to increase access to equity and security of women in the…

Support for Homeless Enrichment and Community Gardening

Huntsville, AL homeless shelter First Stop has received a donation from the DRI Foundation to support its work paving a path from homelessness to independent, sustainable living for its clients.  First Stop’s programs include: Weekly visits to homeless camps to build…

Foundation Support for Healthcare at Montefiore Medical Center

During the COVID-19 crisis, our nation’s hospitals need all the support they can get. Recognizing this, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.  As the academic medical center and University Hospital…

Lowcountry Food Bank Expands Efforts For Its Neighbors During COVID-19

For residents of South Carolina, the Lowcountry Food Bank is an invaluable resource for feeding families and helping the community. The DRI Foundation is proud to support the organization with a donation from the Global Pandemic Fund. Lowcountry Food Bank…

Congratulations to the Women in BCM Scholarship Recipients!

In March 2020, DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management rolled out a new scholarship. We are pleased to announce the scholarship winners!   The scholarship is a $3,000 voucher for the DRI International 4.5 day Business Continuity (BCLE 2000) workshop…

Healthy Communities Top Priority for Washington’s Primary Food Bank

To ensure the people of Washington State have access to nutritious food and good health, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to Northwest Harvest.  Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a…

DRI Foundation Supports Mary’s Place, Shelter for Families

The DRI Foundation is proud to support Mary’s Place, which provides shelter for families and a path out of homelessness for those in the greater Seattle area.  Since 1999, Mary’s Place has helped hundreds of women and families move out…

Grassroots Organization Works to Create Food Security in Canada

Food Banks of Canada is leading the fight against food insecurity throughout the country – a fight that has been made that much harder due to COVID-19. The DRI Foundation has provided funding to support its efforts.   A national charitable…

Congratulations to 2020 College Undergrad Scholarship Winner Tia Gordon!

Tia Gordon is a microbiology major and rising senior at Kennesaw State University. By any measure, she is a remarkable young woman, and she is the winner of this year’s $5,000 undergraduate scholarship awarded by the DRI Foundation.  From Lithonia,…

Congratulations to 2020 High School Senior Scholarship Winner Tomasina DeLong!

Tomasina DeLong of Shaker Heights, OH, prides herself on preparedness. As someone who is part of an at-risk population and the daughter of a continuity professional, she found herself ahead of the curve as the recent pandemic was unfolding. And…

As Food Insecurity Increases, the People’s Pantry Meets the Demand

The DRI Foundation is proud to support the efforts of the People's Pantry in western Massachusetts as it steps up its efforts to feed a community rocked by the pandemic.   For over 20 years, the People’s Pantry has worked to…

Henry Ford Health Services Keeping Community Outreach Going During COVID-19

Henry Ford Health Services is working tirelessly in the Detroit area to help its community and its staff during the pandemic, and the DRI Foundation is happy to provide additional support with a donation.   It is comprised of hospitals, medical…

Disaster Recovery International Foundation Helps Military, Veterans Worldwide During COVID-19 Quarantine

NEW YORK, New York - May 29, 2020 - As COVID-19 gripped the world, many military service members, who were slated to leave the service soon, were severely impacted by the pandemic as workdays were reduced and many were told…

Foundation Donation to Homeless Shelter Helps Its Services Through the Pandemic

Switchpoint Homeless Shelter and Community Resource Center in southern Utah is the latest recipient of a DRI Foundation grant through its Global Pandemic Fund, focused on local organizations making a difference to those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.   The…

During COVID-19, Food Pantry Finds New Approach to Hands-On Support

Somerville, NJ’s Feeding Hands Food Pantry is working through the coronavirus outbreak to get vital supplies to its community. To help, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation through its Global Pandemic Fund.   Feeding Hands has worked to establish programs…

Feeding America Receives DRI Foundation Support to Provide Hunger Relief

As the DRI Foundation works to support organizations during the COVID-19 crisis, helping the food-insecure has become a vital part of its efforts, with the help of national food bank organization Feeding America.   The Feeding America network is the nation’s…

DRI Foundation Gives to Downtown Rescue Mission to Support Emergency Services

The DRI Foundation has focused its Global Pandemic Fund giving on local organizations working to assist their communities. Among them is the Downtown Rescue Mission, headquartered in Huntsville, AL.   The Downtown Rescue Mission is a nonprofit organization serving the homeless living throughout…

Support for Outreach International Aids Communities Impacted by COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the DRI Foundation has sought out organizations helping their communities in unique ways. In this respect, it is proud to support Outreach International.   “Since 1979, we've directly impacted more than 350,000 people by creating indigenous catalysts…

DRI Foundation Donates to U.S. Food Banks Stepping Up During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency, food banks have become a vital resource for those struggling with sudden job losses and reduced capabilities to provide assistance for their families. To this end, the DRI Foundation has used the Pandemic Relief Fund…

DRI Foundation Sends Funding to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

As part of its Global Pandemic Fund, the DRI Foundation is providing donations to organizations in areas impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Recently funding was sent to the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to assist its Children’s Hospital of…

DRI Foundation Supports the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina COVID-19 Fund

As part of the Global Pandemic Fund donation program, the DRI Foundation has provided support to the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina’s COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund.   CCFSC has launched the fund to receive charitable donations and support communities…

Bonney Lake Food Bank Receives DRI Foundation Donation to Fight Food Insecurity

Areas dealing with food insecurity (being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food) are challenged during the best of times. With the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, getting food to those who need it has become…

DRI Foundation Supports NYC Health + Hospitals’ COVID-19 Relief Efforts

With its Global Pandemic Fund providing support for organizations helping communities impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, the DRI Foundation has provided a  donation to NYC Health + Hospitals as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts.   NYC Health + Hospitals is…

Seattle Public Library’s Community Efforts Receive DRI Foundation Assistance

The public library system is often the backbone of community assistance, and during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, such help is needed more than ever. As part of its Global Pandemic Fund, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to help…

DRI Foundation Gives to Morristown Medical Center Fundraising Efforts

Atlantic Health System’s Foundation for Morristown Medical Center is a recipient of a donation from the DRI Foundation as part of its Global Pandemic Fund, supporting organization’s helping areas impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.   The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center…

Giving to Westchester Medical Center Foundation to Protect Frontline Workers

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 spread, hospitals and medical facilities have been putting forth a heroic effort to meet the needs of their patients and communities. As part of its Global Pandemic Fund, the DRI Foundation has contributed a…

Michele’s Volunteer View: A Look at Volunteer Day 2020

Volunteer Day at DRI2020 in Savannah was a huge success! It’s really amazing to see what a close-knit group of Certified Professionals can accomplish in just a few hours. The DRI Foundation had over 40 dedicated volunteers working hard in…

Be Rose International Foundation Donations Help Provide For Low-Income Communities

The DRI Foundation has provided support to the Be Rose International Foundation as part of its Global Relief Fund, giving to organizations affected by the coronavirus outbreak.   "School closures, canceled activities and events, and people working from home- the uncertainty…

Relief Funding for Nashville After Tornadoes Hit Communities

The DRI Foundation has provided a donation to the Community Resource Center of Nashville to assist in its tornado relief efforts.   The Community Resource Center is working with the City of Nashville and surrounding counties impacted by the March 2020…

Donate to the DRI Foundation Global Pandemic Fund

The DRI Foundation has set up a Global Pandemic Fund to support those hit hardest during this crisis and boost resilience. 100 percent of the money collected will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities.  …

Celebrating International Women’s Day With the Women in BCM Committee

March 8 is International Women’s Day 2020, celebrating women's achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality – a perfect day to spotlight the work being done by the DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) Committee!   The WBCM…

2020 Foundation Scholarships Now Open for High School Students and College Undergraduates!

Applications are now available for the 2020 DRI Foundation Scholarship -- open to both high school seniors and college undergrads in the U.S. and Canada! The DRI Foundation believes that educating our youth about the importance of disaster preparedness today…

Win Trips to Tuscany, the Bahamas, Acapulco and More at the 2020 DRI Foundation Auction Benefit

Spectacular destination packages could be yours at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to Savannah, GA, Mar. 3 as part of DRI2020, the premier event for business continuity and disaster recovery professionals.   Tuscany: 6 Nights for 2 Adults One of…

Bid on Music Award, U.S. Open Golf, and Weekend Astronaut Experiences at the DRI2020 Auction Benefit

Spectacular destination experiences to awards shows, major sporting events, and even a mission to space could be yours at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa as part of DRI2020, the premier…

Michele’s Volunteer View: What to Know About Volunteer Day at DRI2020

Hello, volunteers! We're looking forward to your participation at our half day activities on Saturday, February 29, 2020.  This post tells you everything you'll need to know about  participating in Volunteer Day at DRI2020 with the DRI Foundation.   This year's DRI…

DRI Foundation Sends Aid to Volunteer Organization Fighting Australia Wildfires

As the wildfires in Australia continue to blaze throughout New South Wales, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation of $2,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).  The NSW RFS is the world's largest volunteer fire service, providing…

Announcing the Giving Committee Grantmaking Contest!

As a grant-making entity, the DRI Foundation provides financial, educational, and volunteer aid to those who have been impacted by disasters and non-profits that work to create a more prepared and resilient world. There are so many worthy organizations that…

Dec. 18 Veterans and Continuity Webinar: Lessons for All Resilience Professionals

Since its inception, the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program has had a tremendous impact on connecting transitioning military service members with resilience careers, and these efforts are only growing. Join us for our next free webinar on Dec. 18 at…

DRI Foundation Provides Support for Sonoma Family Meal Following California Wildfires

In the aftermath of the wildfires in California that have devastated local communities, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to Sonoma Family Meal, a non-profit organization formed in 2017 that provides nutritious, chef-made meals for families impacted by the…

Michele’s Volunteer View: Prep Your #GivingTuesday Volunteer Plans!

Giving Tuesday is a simple idea. It’s a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday…

Women in BCM: Closing the Gender Pay Gap at DRI2020!

If you’re a woman in BCM, this is one workshop that you literally can’t afford to miss! “Breaking Through: Closing the Gender Pay Gap and Positioning Yourself for Salary Success” will be offered at DRI2020, which will be held March…

Veterans Program: Expanded Outreach, Continued Success!

Another successful class of veterans attended DRI business continuity training this month, thanks to the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Scholarship Program. The program awards scholarships to deserving veterans so they can attend DRI training and get certified at no cost.…

Veterans Scholarship Spotlight: From Career Air Force to a Career in BCM

Chris Holton drove two hours each way just to attend a one-hour information session on DRI’s Veterans Outreach Scholarship Program. What drove Holton to do all that driving? He read about the program and “it just clicked. I’d never heard…

Be Rose International Foundation Thanks DRI Foundation for Support to Victims of Sierra Leone Floods

Contributions from the DRI Foundation to Be Rose International Foundation are helping provide immediate assistance and recovery to the victims of the recent flooding in Sierra Leone.   “We feel privileged that you selected our project to support out of so…

250,000 Meals Served in the Bahamas with DRI Foundation Support

In the weeks since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, destroying communities and displacing thousands of residents, the DRI Foundation provided a donation to the World Central Kitchen (WCK), which has served more than 250,000 meals to storm survivors.   WCK was…

Rebuilding Communities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the DRI Foundation has provided supportive funding to the Outer Banks Community Foundation, which is working to help rebuild the South Carolina region. Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, hit the southeastern coastal United…

Gilgal Mission Receives DRI Foundation Support for Flood Relief

The DRI Foundation has made a donation to Gilgal Mission India to help with flood relief following the Kerala floods of August 2019.   On Aug. 8, heavy rainfall in the monsoon season led to severe flooding which affected the state…

DRI Foundation Donation Helps Rosa Foundation Rebuild in the Wake of Cyclone Idai

Following the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to the Rosa Foundation.  The Rosa Foundation was set up by concerned individuals to support and strengthen existing or budding community initiatives which focus on caring…

DRI Hosts Business Continuity Training for Veterans, SEALS, Special Ops at MacDill AFB

On Aug. 5-9, 2019, DRI hosted a special Business Continuity (BCLE 2000) course at the headquarters of Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The course taught 22 Navy SEALS, Army, and Air Force Special Operations…

DRI Foundation Supports Fund for Families of El Paso Shooting Victims

The El Paso Community Foundation has received support from the DRI Foundation in the wake of the recent shooting which has rocked the area.   On Aug. 3, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at a Walmart in El Paso, TX, killing…

Dayton Foundation Receives DRI Foundation Donation for Tragedy Fund

In the wake of the mass shooting that occurred in Dayton, OR, Aug. 4, killing nine and wounding 17 others, the DRI Foundation has donated to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund established by the Dayton Foundation. The fund allows…

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist from the WBCM Committee

The 2019 hurricane season is already here, and according to weather forecasts, up to four major storms could form. We are all familiar with the basics of hurricane preparedness, such as monitoring weather advisories, validating employees’ contact information, and having…

Spotlight on Women in BCM: Chloe Demrovsky

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) committee shines a spotlight on accomplished women in resilience. For the inaugural issue of the DRI Foundation e-newsletter, members of the WBCM committee conducted interviews with some of these women. Chloe Demrovsky is President…

DRI Foundation’s Al Berman Featured in MOAA Article on BCM Careers for Vets

"DRI International, a nonprofit and provider of BCDR education and certification in more than 100 countries, provides scholarships for free training and career counseling to recently separated or near-term separation military members through its Veterans Outreach Program. "DRI Foundation President…

Women in BCM Mentorship: Bring Your Expertise to This Exciting Program

In 2018, WBCM rolled out a pilot mentorship program with 10 pairs of mentors/mentees; created a Latin American WBCM chapter based out of São Paulo, Brazil; and published interviews of women for the Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity segment. …

Spotlight on Women in BCM: AnneMarie Staley

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) committee shines a spotlight on accomplished women in resilience. For the inaugural issue of the DRI Foundation e-newsletter, members of the WBCM committee conducted interviews with some of these women. WBCM’s Diane Doering interviewed AnneMarie…

Read the Winning DRI Foundation Scholarship Essay by Mariel Thompson

ESSAY QUESTION For an organization or nation to be best prepared requires a holistic, united collaboration among all the elements that will reduce risk and increase the state of readiness. While resources are an important requirement; the ability for participants…

Congratulations to 2019 High School Senior Scholarship Winner Eddie Dixon!

Eddie Dixon is one resilient young man. He’s also the winner of the DRI Foundation scholarship for a high school senior. A recent graduate of Southwest Guilford High School with a 4.31GPA, Eddie and was captain of the varsity lacrosse…

Congratulations to 2019 Undergraduate Scholarship Winner Mariel Thompson!

Mariel Thompson thought her mom’s phone was hacked. “It was 10 o’clock in the morning and I was at work. She kept calling and texting me messages like ‘Mariel, answer the phone,’ and sounding really excited and I thought for…

Ask Betsy: Building a Rapport and a Plan with First Responders

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a…

Spotlight on Women in BCM: Karina de Allicon

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) group shines a spotlight on accomplished women across the field of business continuity and related fields. For this Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity, we have interviewed each of the members of the Women in…

Ask Betsy: The Dreaded ‘You Should Smile More’ Comment

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a…

DRI Foundation Promotes Recovery for Flooding in Midwestern U.S.

Since March of 2019, the Midwestern United States has experienced extreme weather, including record snowfall and an early March blizzard, which has resulted in severe flooding, as frozen ground was unable to absorb quickly melting snow, leading to unprecedented runoff…

DRI Foundation Donates to Alabama Tornado Recovery

In the aftermath of the tornadoes that hit Lee County, Alabama, on Mar. 3, 2019, causing at least 23 deaths, the DRI Foundation provided a donation to the Community Foundation of East Alabama.   CFEA makes strategic grants to assist nonprofit…

Women in BCM: International Women’s Day Update

March 8 is International Women’s Day, the perfect day to hear about the most recent activity from the DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management Committee.   Women’s Day and WBCM International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social,…

Michele’s Volunteer View: Volunteer Day Recap from DRI2019!

Volunteer Day at DRI2019 in Las Vegas was a huge success!  It’s really amazing to see what a close-knit group of Certified Professionals can accomplish in just a few hours. The DRI Foundation had 40 dedicated Volunteers working hard in…

‘Ask Betsy’ Tackles Developing BCM as a Woman in Developing Nations

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next…

Ask Betsy! Women in BCM Webinar’s Betsy Sayers on Keeping the Momentum Going

During our recent Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a continuing Q&A…

Mayor of Las Vegas Proclaims February 16, 2019 ‘DRI Foundation Day’

NEW YORK — Feb. 7, 2019 -- DRI International ('DRI'), the world's leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to announce that Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman has issued an official proclamation that February 16, 2019…

Bid on Your Choice of ‘Secret City’ Experiences at the Foundation Auction Benefit

Spectacular destination packages — including these exciting and unpredictable city tours — could be yours at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Feb. 19, 2019, part of DRI2019, the premier event for business…

Ask Betsy! Webinar Star Betsy Sayers Answers Your Burning BCM Questions – Work-Life Balance and Moving from ‘Motivated’ to ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’

During our recent Women in BCM - Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We're pleased to present another installment in a multi-part Q&A…

Rebuilding and Resilience: An Update on Namlo’s Work in Nepal

One of the organizations to receive donations from DRI Foundation supporters is Namlo International, which helps build sustainable educational, economic, and nutritional partnerships in vulnerable areas. Most recently, they provided an update on how donations have helped to construct schools…

Rebuilding and Resilience: Update on the Woolsey Wildfires

Donations from DRI Foundation supporters have been deployed to help the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation to combat wildfires that started in Woolsey Canyon, CA. Here's an update from Liz Lin, President of the LAFD Foundation: "Thank you very much…

Ask Betsy! Webinar Star Betsy Sayers Answers Your Burning BCM Questions – Telecom, Reporting, and More

During our recent Women in BCM - Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We're pleased to present the first in a multi-part Q&A…

Bid on a Lavish Mexican Beach Resort Vacation at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit!

Spectacular destination packages -- such as this amazing Mexico beach resort getaway -- could be yours at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Feb. 19, 2019, part of DRI2019, the premier event for business…

Exciting Vacation Packages Await at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit

You can't miss the upcoming DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Feb. 19, 2019, part of DRI2019, the premier event for business continuity and disaster recovery professionals. It's your chance to bid on and…

Michele’s Volunteer View: Get Ready for Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27, 2018!

The holidays are just days away and prep is happening right now for Thanksgiving feasts.  Before we know it, there will be the onslaught of Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday clicking and the joys of the holiday season.  While it’s…

Rebuilding and Resilience: Update on Typhoon Mangkhut Recovery Efforts

The DRI Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. Here is an update on how donations from our supporters have been deployed to help in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Mangkhut,…

DRI Foundation Sends Help in the Midst of Hurricane Florence

In September 2018, Hurricane Florence dropped record levels of rainfall on North and South Carolina, causing widespread flooding and damage, displacing people from their homes in the weeks that followed. The DRI Foundation identified Seacoast Church, a nonprofit community organization…

Coming November 8: “Ask Betsy” – the Women in BCM Webinar

During DRI2018’s WBCM panel discussion, nearly 50% of session attendees responded that the stereotype they were most concerned with was being labeled as “too aggressive,” particularly when disagreeing with others’ views. Please join us as we take that conversation further with…

Michele’s Volunteer View September 21 , 2018 – A Call to Action for Volunteer Day 2019!

At previous DRI conferences, we have mobilized 98 volunteers, packed 1,200 bags of produce for homebound seniors, sorted 10,160 pounds of food (that’s over five tons) for families in need, helped re-furbish veterans housing, and forged friendships among Certified Professionals…

DRI Foundation Brings Vital Needs to Kerala, India Flood Victims

August 2018 saw severe floods from monsoon season hit Kerala in south India – the worst floods in nearly a century, killing over 483 people and displacing at least one million more. Donations from the DRI Foundation’s valuable supporters allowed…

DRI Foundation Hosts Business Continuity Training for Wounded Warriors

The DRI Foundation hosted a special business continuity training course (BCLE 2000) for Wounded Warriors, the first of its kind, taught at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, on August 13-17. Col. Alan Lake,…

Rebuilding in Indonesia in the Aftermath of an Earthquake with DRI Foundation Support

To aid in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Indonesia, the DRI Foundation has supplied donations to organizations on the ground, helping recovery and immediate assistance for those in need.  On August 5, 2018, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit…

Rebuilding and Resilience: After Hurricane Maria, Helping Schools and Children

The DRI Foundation is proud to partner with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. Here are two cases for how donations from our supporters have been deployed to help in the Caribbean in the aftermath…

2018 Undergrad Scholarship Winner Knows the Value of a Backup Plan

Julia Neuvirth knows exactly what to do when confronted with a possible data security issue. “The first thing I do is call my dad,” she says. Julia is the winner of the 2018 DRI Foundation $5,000 college scholarship for a…

Rebuilding and Resilience: Protecting Houston’s Medical Infrastructure

The DRI Foundation is proud to join with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide help where it is needed most. Here’s one example of how donations from our supporters have been deployed. Houston was hit hard in…

2018 High School Senior Scholarship Winner: ‘I’m so surprised and grateful!’

“To the population of Toronto, April 23, 2018 was the first day spring. We had spent the week previous recovering from an unexpected ice storm. In the calm of that day, a van mounted the curb and drove through a…

Resilience and Rebuilding: Helping Canada’s First Responders

The DRI Foundation partners with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide help where it is needed most. But not all disasters are natural disasters, as evidenced by a tragic accident in Canada that led us to make a…

Veterans Outreach Program Video with Patricia Heaton!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMC1h4_WyqM Emmy Award winning actress Patricia Heaton provides this introduction to the DRI Foundation's Veterans Outreach Program, (VOP) created to help our Veterans realize their dreams and help both themselves and their respective organizations achieve great success as they transition…

Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity: Diane Doering

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) group shines a spotlight on accomplished women across the field of business continuity and related fields. For the first series in Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity, we have interviewed each of the members…

DRI Foundation Supports Earthquake Relief in Mexico

In the aftermath of the Sept. 19, 2017 earthquake in Central Mexico, the DRI Foundation has provided financial assistance to the International Community Foundation.   The earthquake, which hit on the 32nd anniversary of the historic 1985 Mexico City earthquake, resulted…

DRI Foundation Awards First International Veterans Scholarship

Congratulations to Stephen Daniels, the first international recipient of the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program scholarship for veterans of the armed services.  The VOP’s focus is to establish an industry-first “giving-back” scholarship program to active duty or recently separated military…