Upcoming & Past Screenings



Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 7:00pm

Attendance: 10

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

(l-r) Sabith Khan, Assistant Professor in the School of Management at CLU and Dena Jenson, Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at CLU


July 10, 2019 – 6:00pm

Attendance: 25

Zijiang Foundation

Shanghai, China

Audience group shot
Post-screening group discussion
Post-screening group discussion
Lingjun Zhu reflecting on the film
Shuliang Zhao posting a question
Tao Chen offering up insights
Xirui Wang (r) from ExxonMobil Asia Pacific sharing thoughts with Shuliang Zhao (l)

March 27, 2019 – 7:00pm
Attendance: 91

Fabiani Theatre at Trine University
Angola, Indiana

Producer Alaimo with Trine University students
Audience filing into the Fabiani Theatre

Beacon Hill at Eastgare logo

October 13, 2018 – 2:00pm
Attendance: 32
Auditorium at Beacon Hill at Eastgate
Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 4, 2018 – 7:00pm
Attendance: 20
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


May 12, 2018 – 3:00pm
Attendance: 24
Soong Ching-ling Education Center on Philanthropy at Beijing Normal University-Zuhai
Zuhai, China


March 16, 2018 – 3:00pm
Attendance: 14
Beacon Hill at Eastgate
Grand Rapids, Michigan


November 27, 2017 – 12:00pm
Attendance: 28
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What is Philanthropy Flyer - Penn
University of Pennsylvania screening
Dr. Chao Guo from the University of Pennsylvania leads the post-screening panel discussion with Femida Handy, Eileen Heisman and Dan Heist.

August 25, 2017 – 2:00pm
Attendance: 10
Lincoln Square Retirement Living
Grand Rapids, Michigan


July 7, 2017 – 10:00am
Attendance: 7
Washington, DC office of The Foundation Center

Image result for Foundation center

June 8, 2017 – 6:00pm
Attendance: 6
Sow Hope 
Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 30, 2017 – 12:30pm
Attendance: 39
Grand Valley State University ESL students and staff
Allendale, Michigan

January 23, 2017 – 10:00am
Attendance: 20
Women’s City Club of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan


July 14, 2016 – 3:30pm
Attendance: 18
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indy screening 7-14-16 II
Dean Amir Pasic of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy introduces producer Alaimo

June 22, 2016 – 1:30pm (special screening for the Beautiful Foundation)
Attendance: 13
DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Beautiful Foundation screening
Beautiful Foundation delegation after viewing documentary

April 25, 2016 – 1:00pm
Attendance: 42
Anderson-Clarke Center
Rice University
Houston, Texas

February 29, 2016 – 6:00pm
Attendance: 32
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

January 8, 2016 – 9:30am
Attendance: 25
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aquinas College logo copy

December 1, 2015 – 6:00pm
Attendance: 32
Williams Auditorium
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Ferris State logo copy

November 17, 2015 – 12:00noon
Attendance: 42
Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Grand Rapids, Michigan

November 12, 2015 – 9:30am
Attendance: 4
Albion District Library
Albion , Michigan
Sponsored by Albion Community Foundation

Albion District Library logo

November 10, 2015 – 7:00pm
Attendance: 6
Saugatuck-Douglas District Library
Douglas, Michigan

saugatuck douglas library copy

November 3, 2015 – 6:00pm
Attendance: 115
Loudermilk Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsored by United Way of Greater Atlanta and Foundation

Loudermilk Center logo copy

October 27, 2015 – 7:00pm
Attendance: 42
French Auditorium
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

CMU logo copy

June 22, 2015 – 9:30am (Part I)
Attendance: 14
June 29, 2015 – 9:30am (Part II)
Attendance: 20

Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP) – Hope College
Holland, Michigan

hope college

February 7, 2015 – 3:00pm
Harbor Cinema, Muskegon, Michigan
Sponsored by the United Way of the Lakeshore and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.
Attendance: 21

Harbor Theatre

December 1, 2014 – 6:00pm
Hackley Library, Muskegon, Michigan
Attendance: 23

Hackley Library

November 20, 2014 – 7:00pm
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) annual conference
Grand Hyatt Denver, Downtown, Denver, Colorado – Mt. Sopris Room
Attendance: 22


November 17, 2014 – 7:00pm
North Park University, Chicago, Illinois – Anderson Chapel
Attendance: 13

North Park University - Anderson Chapel

November 14, 2014 – 6:30pm
Seidman College of Business – Multipurpose Room 1008B
Grand Valley State University
Attendance: 13

Seidman College of Business

November 10, 2014 – 7:00pm
Bay Path University, Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Attendance: 42

Bay Path University

November 9, 2014 – 2:30pm
Asheville Community Theatre
Asheville, North Carolina
Attendance: 13


October 29, 2014 – 6:00pm
South Haven Memorial Library, South Haven, Michigan
Attendance: 3

south haven library

October 27, 2014 – 6:30pm
Herrick District Library, Holland, Michigan
Attendance: 9

Herrick district library

October 17, 2014 – 7:00pm
Dogwood Center for Performing Arts, Fremont, Michigan
Hosted by Fremont Area Community Foundation
Attendance: 30

Dogwood Center for Performing Arts

Sponsored by

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October 3, 2014
Delancey Street Foundation, San Francisco, California
Hosted by University of San Francisco
Attendance: 102

Delancey Street Foundation

September 29, 2014
Mary Idema Pew Library @ Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
Attendance: 85


Sponsored by

September 13, 2014
Branch District Library, Coldwater, Michigan


Attendance: 3


BPS, Kingston, New York
August 14, 2014
Attendance: 5


Koning Micro Cinema at Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 11, 2014, Attendance: 42
June 12, 2014, Attendance: 38
June 14, 2014, Attendance: 30

Westwood Public Library

May 5, 2014
Westwood Public Library, Westwood, New Jersey
Attendance: 23


Nominated for Best Educational Documentary
April 5, 2014
Three Rivers Museum, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Attendance: 13

Black and Gold Laurel 2014 - QWFF

World Premiere
March 8, 2014
Secret Theatre, Long Island City, New York
Attendance: 20

4 Responses to Upcoming & Past Screenings

  1. Linda says:

    I’m interested in watching this film and wonder if there are plans to release it in Australia?

    • salaimo says:

      Hello Linda and thanks for your interest in my documentary. The film will be available for individual purchase within the next three months. There are still a few special features that need editing before we package the DVD.

      I currently do not have plans to release it for screenings in Australia because the film is shot from the American context, but if you feel there may be interest I would entertain that possibility.

      I will let you know when the DVD is available for purchase.

      Salvatore Alaimo

  2. Lisa Chidley says:

    Hi, I’m currently doing my Thesis in Graphic Design on Charities and Not For Profits and how they affect the people they’re representing. I’d really like to watch this documentary, but I don’t see where it’s available on DVD or online. Could you please direct me? Thanks!

    • salaimo says:

      Lisa –

      It will be available on DVD soon through Indiana University Press. We’re putting the artwork together now and will soon be producing DVDs and Blue Ray discs. I believe IU Press is taking advance orders, so here is the link – http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=808657

      I wish you the best for your thesis and your overall studies. Thank you for your interest in my documentary.

      Salvatore Alaimo, PhD – Associate Professor
      School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
      Grand Valley State University
      401 W. Fulton St. 250C
      Grand Rapids, MI 49504
      (616) 331-6582

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