CHIP in Penn News: High-Impact Giving During a Global Crisis

Penn Today spoke with Kat Rosqueta and Kelly Andrews of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy to discuss how to give when the need is great.

People are hurting. What can we do? Simple questions can have complex answers, but The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) is stepping in with timely advice. Founding Executive Director Kat Rosqueta and her team have leveraged their resources to focus on the need stemming from the global pandemic.

CHIP was founded 13 years ago as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School. CHIP provides information and education to help donors around the world create greater social impact.

CHIP has now pivoted to address the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at where and how to give during a major economic and health crisis. “We shifted our work to designate COVID-19 response as our top priority, with all hands on deck,” says Rosqueta. “Everybody on our team contributed.”

Penn Today spoke with Rosqueta and her colleague Kelly Andrews, director of knowledge management and marketing, to find out how to address emerging needs.