Here are some of the highlights from recent screenings of What is Philanthropy? Other screenings were held at:
- Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on October 27, 2015 – 42 in attendance
- Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, Douglas, Michigan on November 10, 2015 – 6 in attendance
- Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 17, 2015 – 42 in attendance
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 8, 2016 – 25 in attendance
February 29, 2016
This screening in Rochester, Michigan drew 32 in attendance that included students, faculty and members of the community. Special thanks go to Claudia Petrescu, PhD, Dean of Graduate Education, or getting the process started to schedule the screening and for her wonderful introduction. Also, Joan Floyd, an MPA student at Oakland University, was detailed oriented and a great communicator as she coordinated the event. Producer Alaimo was impressed with the questions from the students.
December 1, 2015
The screening at Ferris State University was extra special because Steven Nicolet, their Assistant Director of Annual Giving, did a first class job of coordinating and hosting. The hospitality at Ferris was great and 32 people attended the screening including students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The discussion afterwards was engaged, and I was interviewed for their school newspaper, The Torch, by Nick Vander Wulp. Nick did his homework to be up on the related issues and asked relevant and intense questions. I believe he has a promising career in journalism if he wants one. Kudos to Steven, Nick and the wonderful people at Ferris!
November 12, 2015 – sponsored by the Albion Community Foundation
November 3, 2015 – RECORD AUDIENCE!!
The screening at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta Georgia drew the largest live audience to watch What is Philanthropy? to date with 115 people in attendance. This broke the previous record of 102 who attended the Delancey Street Foundation for the screening sponsored by the University of SanFrancisco. The Atlanta event was sponsored by the Loudermilk Center, United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Foundation Center. John O’Kane was the emcee and a panel discussion included Joy Webb of the Joy of Giving giving circle and Martin Lehfeldt, former Executive Director of the Council of Southeastern Foundations. O’Kane is currently Professor of Practice in the Nonprofit Studies Program, Department of Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University (GSU) and principal of John O’Kane Consulting. Great appreciation goes to John for a fine emcee job and coordinating the student volunteers (thank you students!) from GSU. Many thanks also go to Stephen Sherman and Utoia Wooten from the Foundation Center, Janice Robinson from the United Way and Nadia Rahali for making this special event possible.