Distribution Update

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

Murray State University – Murray, Kentucky

Rockhurst University – Kansas City, Missouri

City University of New York – New York, New York

Eugene Public Library – Eugene, Oregon

Producer Salvatore Alaimo thanks these institutions for their patronage and wishes great use of the film for all.

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Third largest crowd attends screening at Trine University

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.

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Crowd filing in before screening
Producer Alaimo with Steven Nicolet, Director of Annual Giving
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Distribution update

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.

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Ardmore Public Library (front view)

Ardmore Public Library








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Gold Coast Libraries – Southport location

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Screening and Discussion in Grand Rapids

Beacon Hill at Eastgare logoBeacon Hill at Eastgate hosts a free afternoon screening of What is Philanthropy? on Saturday, October 13, 2:00pm.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by WGVU’s Shelley Irwin.SHELLEY IRWIN

Panelists include:

    • Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, at Grand Valley State University
    • Stacy Stout, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Grand Rapids
    • Rick Baker, CEO of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

One lucky winner will receive a Blu-ray of the film.

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-philanthropy-tickets-49210869034?aff=ebdssbeac

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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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