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*Special Program* Friday Film: What is Philanthropy?

Friday, July 07, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
In-person | Washington, DC

Join Foundation Center for our Friday Film Series. We will view a film about a trending topic in the social sector and then discuss what we saw. 

About the Film:

Philanthropy is synonymous with American history, principles, and culture; yet it remains an evolving and largely misunderstood topic. What is Philanthropy? seeks to enhance our understanding of philanthropy and its role in American culture and society.

This film takes a holistic view of this important subject by presenting its historical context with contemporary issues and including various perspectives from a wide variety of stakeholders.

Footage is shot from all regions of the United States, and it presents multiple viewpoints and perspectives from a broad array of participants including Mike Farrell, Alex Smith, Evelyn Lauder, Dr. William G. Anderson, Charles Grassley and Nell Newman.

About the Filmmakers:

This documentary is the vision of Executive Producer Salvatore Alaimo who is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration (SPNHA) at Grand Valley State University, and is produced with support from SPNHA, The Johnson Center for Philanthropy and WGVU-TV.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 


1627 K Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708

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