Two more Indiana public libraries

The Noblesville Library in Noblesville, Indiana and the Fishers Library in Fishers, Indiana recently added the documentary to their collections. Producer Salvatore Alaimo says, “Thank you!”

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Noblesville Library – Noblesville, Indiana

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Fishers Library – Fishers, Indiana

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New institutions add doc to collection

The most recent institutions to add What is Philanthropy? to their collection include:
St. Xavier University logo – Chicago, Illinois
Northeast Lakeview College – 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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Even More Distribution News!

The documentary has been added to the following universities’ collections:

UW-Milwaukee_logo – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Producer Salvatore Alaimo thanks these institutions for considering What is Philanthropy?  and hopes faculty and students benefit from it from learning, reflecting and discussing.

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More Distribution News

What is Philanthropy? has been recently added to the collections of the following institutions:

Douglas College Logo – New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Loutit District Library – Grand Haven, Michigan
Spring Lake District Library – Spring Lake, Michigan
Montgomery County Memorial Library System – Conroe, Texas

Producer Salvatore Alaimo thanks these institutions for their kind consideration and wishes that the film gets used often by their students, patrons and communities.

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Documentary reviewed in Video Librarian

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Video Librarian is the premier video review magazine for public, school, academic, and special libraries, as well as lovers of film. Written by staff, librarians, teachers, and film critics, Video Librarian offers over 200 critical reviews per issue, alerting readers to upcoming new releases of documentaries, children’s titles, movies, TV series, Japanese anime, and musical performances.Video Librarian reviews both theatrical and non-theatrical DVDs, including Blu-ray, that are new to the marketplace for public, school, university, and special libraries.

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.

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Distribution Update

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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.”



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The Amazing Amber Kriech

When Amber Kriech was featured in What is Philanthropy? she was a 16 year old high school student and considered by Producer Alaimo as a “super volunteer” because of her projects and efforts as a Girl Scout who earned the highest honor of the Gold Award, her work with Outreach, Inc. to address youth homelessness, and work with the East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center where she created a library for the children by building book shelves, buying some books and having other books donated. Here is a photo of Amber back then when she had the national honor of being on the Parade Magazine All-America Service Team.

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Since then, Amber has continued to achieve great accomplishments. She earned her B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision in 2017 and is now working on her MA in Sociology. While working on her Master’s degree, Amber is also a:

  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Social Statistics
  • Research Assistant: Adolescent Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine
  • Pittman Fellow: Human Resources, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • Emerging Scholars in College Instruction Program
  • IUPUI Student Development Funding Committee
  • IUPUI 2018 Student Commencement Speaker Search Committee

Last January, she presented a research poster at the Association for Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) National Conference in Las Vegas and was accepted again this year for another presentation.

These academic achievements have not slowed or reduced her volunteerism. She also continues to serve on the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Gold Award Committee, maintains the libraries around Indiana she has helped develop and and works to supply the Juvenile Detention facilities with reading materials. For her efforts, Amber received the IUPUI Plater Medallion for Civic Engagement/Community Service.

In 2017, Amber was the IUPUI student commencement speaker at Lucas Oil Stadium. You watch her speech here.

Congratulations to Amber for her outstanding achievements. The What is Philanthropy? team is proud of her because she represents what the film is all about.

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