When I interviewed Alex Smith years ago in his home for What is Philanthropy? concerning his philanthropic foundation I knew he was a special person. His recent comeback after a life threatening injury in 2018 was recently profiled on 60 Minutes. I highly recommend you watch this video.
You’ll agree that it is a story of strength, will, perseverance and immense character. He will inspire you. You might just become a fan of Alex Smith, like I am, not just for his play on the football field but for him as a human being.
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.