Executive Producer Salvatore Alaimo, and videographers Michael Elzinga and Aaron Bannasch shot footage of a discussion with Patrick Rooney, Executive Director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Dr. Rooney discussed trends in giving along with the importance of research on philanthropy and what he sees as the future of philanthropy in the U.S.
The crew filmed a discussion with four women representing the women’s giving circle Impact 100 – Indianapolis. They talked about why they got involved in the organization and shared their perspectives for why they find giving rewarding and how the giving circle has impacted the Indianapolis community.
The crew filmed a discussion with David Siler, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Indianapolis inside the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral. Siler discussed the role of the Catholic faith and the influence of the bible in giving, the goals and objectives of his organization and the relationship Catholic Charities has with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Dr. James Trippi, founder and board member of the Gennersaret Free Clinic that provides free health and dental care to the poor and homless of Indianapolis, shared with us how the organization was founded, the services they provide and his perspective on the current discussions around healthcare in the U.S. Dr. Trippi pulled the clinic’s mobile unit out of its garage and let us onboard where we acquired an understanding for how it serves a valuable role in taking healthcare to the people who desperately need it.