Flashpoint: Economy of Giving, Award winning Catto Documentary, Menzfit

November 25, 2018 - 6:00 am

KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the economy of giving. November kicks of what is known as the "Season of Giving," a period where nearly 1/3 of all non-profits make up to half of their budget through donations.  During this critical time, Americans are more likely to donate, but why? Has the new Republican tax plan changed donor's "giving spirit?"  How is philanthropy shifting, and who is most likely to give? Dr. Keith Leaphart, Founder of Philanthropos, The Giving Company, along with Jeff Hornstein, Executive Director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Sharmain Matlock Turner, CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition provide insights on this very timely topic.

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Then, our newsmaker of the week is Sam Katz.  A businessman, former candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia and now filmmaker is the founder of History Making Productions. Katz recently won an Emmy Award for a mini-documentary on the life of Octavius V. Catto. The film highlights a 19th century war hero and civil rights leader who was shot and killed on Election Day in South Philadelphia in 1971. He is also producer of a documentary series, "Philadelphia The Great Experiment."  To view the films visit, https://www.historymakingproductions.com/hmp

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Finally, our change maker of the week is MenzFit, an organization that helps men in need get back to work. Founder and executive director Rhonda Willingham spoke about the organization and the upcoming "Who Wore it Best" celebrity fashion show. The event will showcase local politicians and civil servants at City Hall on November 27, with proceeds and clothing donations going to benefit MenzFit.  You can find out more on: https://www.menzfit.org/events.

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