On March 27, 2019 Trine University, in Angola, Indiana hosted what turned out to be the third largest public audience to view What is Philanthropy? out of more than 50 public screenings since the film’s completion. Thanks to the promotional effort of Steven Nicolet, Trine’s Director of Annual Giving and Trine’s Student Foundation, 91 were in attendance. Producer Salvatore Alaimo responded to questions after the screening. “Trine’s hospitality was fantastic,” said Alaimo. “Steven and the students did a marvelous job of promoting and hosting the screening. I really got a sense of the culture of giving there.” One lucky audience member won the drawing for a Blu-ray copy of the film.
Two new libraries added What is Philanthropy? to their collections. We want to thank Ardmore Public Library in Ardmore, Oklahoma and the Gold Coast Libraries in Southport, Queensland, Australia for their choice knowing public libraries have many choices but limited resources.
The most recent institutions to add What is Philanthropy? to their collection include: – Chicago, Illinois – Universal City, Texas
Carmel Clay Public Library – Carmel, Indiana
Grand Rapids Public Library – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Haverstraw Kings Daughters Public Library – Garnerville, New York
Producer Salvatore Alaimo thanks these institutions for valuing What is Philanthropy? and hopes faculty, students and members of their communities benefit from it through learning, reflection and discussion.
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Producer Salvatore Alaimo is proud to announce that What is Philanthropy? has been reviewed in this publication. It earned 3 stars and was recommended by the reviewer. You can read the review here.
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of Robert Collier, President and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), the organization purchased 84 copies of What is Philanthropy? and shipped one to each of the 84 community foundations in the state of Michigan.
Robert Collier, President and CEO of CMF
Rob believes community foundations can have several uses for the film including hosting a community screening, lending it out to grantee organizations, and having Youth Advisory Committees view it to reflect and think more meaningfully about their philanthropy. Collier said, “Your film will complement the teacher developed and tested K-12 lesson plans of Learning to Give, a supporting organization to the Council of Michigan Foundations, and provide needed content for the discussion at the higher education level about the valuable role that philanthropy plays in our American culture and now globally. College students can benefit from these stories as they consider career choices and how to best use their time and talent as well as financial resources to make a difference in a cause they care about.”
Producer Salvatore Alaimo thanks Rob and CMF for their tremendous purchase and gift to community foundations, “I am forever grateful for Rob’s insight into how the film can be used and for making the purchase. My hope is that community foundations will get good use out of the film for years to come.”