Updates on the stars and subjects of the film

  • Social entrepreneur and author Dan Pallotta has a new book out, as a follow up to his previous book Uncharitable, entitled Charity Case – How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.
  • Alex Smith, Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers is coming off his best season last year in which he lead his team to the NFC Championship Game.  He had 3,144 passing yards with a 17-to-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio. His completion percentage was also a career high at 61.3 percent. Smith and the 49ers prepare for the new season which begins September 9 against the Green Bay Packers.  Smith’s foundation that supports high school graduates in the foster care system has a new mustache fundraiser.
  • Senator Charles Grassley (R), Iowa has served as either Ranking Member or Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance from 2001 through 2010, and he remains a senior member. He recently commented on the impact of uncertainty on taxes on our economy.
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy celebrates the one year anniversary of their Philanthropy’s Promise and they seek more grantmakers to sign on.
  • The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University gets the green light to develop the first ever School of Philanthropy where students will be able to study philanthropy and earn Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and Ph.D.s.  Patrick Rooney, Executive Director of the center and Dwight Burlingame, Director of Academic Programs are featured in the documentary.
  • Big Sable Lighthouse celebrates its 145th anniversary and the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association celebrates its 25th anniversary.  Happy Anniversary to both! Check out the new clip of the lighthouse and the volunteer keepers in the Meet the Stars section.
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