Film Screening: UnCharitable

December 7th, 2023 - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm PST

Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building 355 Roth Way Stanford
Stanford, CA 94305

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, in collaboration with the Center for Social Innovation, presents a special screening of the documentary film “UnCharitable.” Vera Michalchik, Director of Philanthropy Research and Education and Co-Director of the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative at Stanford PACS, alongside Micah McElroy, Associate Director of Research for the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative will lead a post-screening discussion with Nick Okafor, Founder and Executive Director of trubel&co. There will be an outdoor reception with refreshments located at the corner of Roth Way and Lomita Drive, near the Rodin Sculpture Garden, prior to the start of the screening. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

After three of the most dynamic and successful U.S. charities were shut down by conservative charity watchdogs, destroying lives and cutting off precious resources, many of the top influencers in the field knew something had to be done to overhaul the nonprofit sector.

Led by Dan Pallotta, whose record-breaking TED Talk on the subject has inspired leading philanthropists and changemakers, this feature-length documentary directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal exposes the dark side of philanthropy and introduces a radical new way of giving. In a powerful call to action, Uncharitable demands that charities be freed from the traditional sackcloth-and-ashes constraints, so that they can truly change the world.

Driven by the poignant, personal stories of Dan Pallotta, Steve Nardizzi, Dorri McWhorter, Scott Harrison, Edward Norton, Darren Walker and other prominent figures in philanthropy, Uncharitable delivers an emotional journey that moves, persuades and inspires its audience to change the way we think about giving.

No topic is more crucial and timely as we confront an increasingly unstable world with the growing revelation that we are all interconnected and that our fate lies in how much we are willing to invest in positive change.