S.O.U.L. of Philanthropy Announces the Broadcast Date Of New Documentary

The Gift of All: A Community of Givers

On Wednesday, November 26, at 8 p.m., a new documentary, The Gift of All: A Community of Givers, will be broadcast over WGVU-TV, featuring interviews with local philanthropists.

In addition, a premiere showing of the documentary will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, at the Calvin College Fine Arts Center with a reception following. The public is invited.

Produced by the S.O.U.L. of Philanthropy (Sharing Our Uncommon Legacy), a project initiated by group of local oral historians, writers and filmmakers, the documentary was undertaken to explore the reasons why, in 2004, the Chronicle of Philanthropy recognized Grand Rapids-Holland-Muskegon as the nation’s second most generous region per capita after Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah. With this documentary, the history of giving and volunteerism in West Michigan will be preserved in the words of those who helped to create our unique culture of philanthropy, so future generations can learn from those who have gone before them, and be inspired to become givers themselves.

The S.O.U.L. of Philanthropy project was made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, and under the auspices of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, fiduciary.

To learn more about the S.O.U.L. of Philanthropy project, please visit their website at soulofphilanthropy.org.