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Philanthro Productions Inc.
Founders Ian Lee
Andrew Geisse
Type 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Founded March 22, 2007
Location Philanthro Productions, Inc.
PO Box 64310
Los Angeles, California, U.S. 90064
Area served Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco
Focus Nightclub Events, Mixers, Networking Events, Cocktail Parties, Wine and Cheese Parties, Fashion Shows.
Mission To eliminate the trade-off between partying and philanthropy.
Method Event Production
Employees 65 (all employees are unpaid volunteers)
Motto Party for a Better Future
Website http://philanthroproductions.org

Philanthro Productions (Philanthro) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for charitable organizations.[1][2][3] Philanthro Productions generates income in a manner similar to a production company whereby events are organized for the public to attend;[4] Philanthro has produced and promoted nightclub parties, fashion shows, documentary premiers, and wine and cheese mixers.[5][6] After an event, Philanthro Productions donates 100% of the net profit to a charity.[7][8][9][10] Since its inception in 2007, Philanthro Productions has donated over $170,000 to partner charitable organizations.[11]

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Mission statement

Quoted from the Philanthro Productions website:[12]

"Philanthro Productions is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to get more young adults involved in charity by hosting first-rate social events in partnership with leading non-profits. Philanthro's goal is to eliminate the trade-off for young adults between going out with friends and giving back by creating unique opportunities for charitable giving. As an all-volunteer organization, Philanthro is committed to transparency and efficiency in fundraising. Since its founding in 2007 Philanthro Productions has launched chapters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, which together have raised nearly $170,000 for partner charities."

Goals

Quoted from the Philanthro Productions website:[13]

Goal How to Accomplish this Goal
Raise Funds for Partner Charities By holding first-rate social events in partnership with leading non-profits.
Raise Awareness for Partner Charities By actively engaging patrons in education at events and giving them the opportunity to find out more.
Provide Opportunities for Continued Involvement By organizing volunteer events in collaboration with partner charities.
Create Lifelong Philanthropists By making philanthropy achievable and desirable for this generation through brand and events.
By providing a structured leadership development program through participation in Philanthro Productions.

History

The concept of Philanthro Productions was brainstormed in November 2006 by Ian Lee and Andrew Geisse, two management consultants. Living in Los Angeles, the duo had watched as thousands of dollars change hands between party-goers and nightclubs. They theorized that a volunteer team could promote and host events but instead of keeping the money for profit, as with professional promoters, the funds could be donated to charity. In this way, people would have the same nightlife experience as usual but this time, their money would be going towards charity. Philanthro Productions was incorporated in California on March 22, 2007 and received 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS on September 21, 2007 (retroactive to the date of incorporation, March 22, 2007).[14]

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Los Angeles

The first Philanthro Productions team was established in Los Angeles and hosted Philanthro's first event on June 9, 2007. The event was held at the Spider Club in Hollywood to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Attendance exceeded 350 and Philanthro Productions generated over $4,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.[15]

San Diego

San Diego became the 2nd city with a Philanthro Productions team that was established shortly after Los Angeles'. Its founder, Alisa Le, had independently planned to host a party benefiting a charity. Upon hearing of Philanthro Productions, she decided to form Philanthro Productions' San Diego chapter. Thus, Philanthro's second overall event – the debut of the San Diego chapter – took place on July 19, 2007, in the Gaslamp District of San Diego. Partner charity Invisible Children received a contribution of nearly $6,000 after the event at Belo nightclub drew more than 600 people.[16]

San Francisco

San Francisco was the third division of Philanthro Productions. Their first event, held on February 6, 2009, took place at Atmosphere. The event drew over 650 people and raised $9,000 for Kiva.[17]

Corporate

In March 2009, Philanthro Productions formed a Philanthro Productions Corporate division. The job of this branch of Philanthro was to handle administrative tasks and oversee the entire organization.[18]

Event Information

From the Philanthro Productions website:[19]

City Event Date Non-Profit Beneficiary Venue Attendance Contribution to Non-Profit ($US)
Los Angeles Debut[20] 2007-06-09 Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Spider Club 375 4,000
San Diego Premiere[21] 2007-07-19 Invisible Children Belo 550 5,283
Los Angeles Strut[22][23] 2007-08-30 Camp Heartland Cabana Club 600 7,000
Los Angeles Pink[24] 2008-02-08 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Level 3 775 19,845
San Diego Gold: For the Fierce and the Fabulous[25][26] 2008-04-24 Monarch School Prospect Bar and Lounge 150 1,000
Los Angeles Glow[27] 2008-04-25 Architecture for Humanity V-Lounge 700 6,115
Los Angeles Spotlight[28][29] 2008-06-20 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Boulevard 3 1,000 20,100
Los Angeles Ripple[30] 2008-09-19 Kiva Boulevard 3 800 15,150
San Diego Waves of Change: Ride-On[31] 2008-11-21 SurfAid International The Witherby 300 2,150
Los Angeles Wine-and-Cheese[32] 2008-12-04 Upward Bound House Duncan Miller Gallery 130 3,250
San Francisco Ripple v2[33] 2009-02-06 Kiva Atmosphere 690 9,000
Los Angeles Reveal[34] 2009-02-20 Invisible Children Cinespace 500 5,812
San Diego Uncorked[35] 2009-04-04 U.C. San Diego Free Medical Clinic Monarch Gallery 200 6,268
Los Angeles Rewind. Fast Forward.[36] 2009-06-05 826LA LAX 500 6,560
San Francisco Recess[37] 2009-06-12 Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) Roe 491 7,089
Los Angeles Art. Drinks. Music.[38][39] 2009-07-25 Children's Law Center Wokcano Summer Lounge 385 13,000
San Diego Urban Oasis[40][41] 2009-09-12 Planet Cancer W Hotel 400 5,096
Los Angeles White Party[42][43] 2009-09-18 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Boulevard 3 700 13,840
San Francisco Imagine[44] 2009-09-26 Make-A-Wish Foundation (Greater Bay Area) Suede 490 6,438
San Diego Replay[45] 2009-12-05 Outdoor Outreach Onyx Room 200 4,081
San Francisco Savor[46] 2009-12-11 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 101 Minna 350 6,078

Awards

Year Giver of the Award Award Title
2008 Deloitte & Touche Community Impact Award[47]
2009 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation LA's Finest Young Professionals in Community Service[48]

Grants

From the Philanthro Productions website:[49]

Year Company/ Organization
2007 Geisse Family Trust
2008 Deloitte - Community Impact Award
2008 TransAmerica
2008 Roll International Employee Match Grant
2009 Roll International Corporate Giving
2009 Roll International Employee Match Grant
2009 Roll International Employee Directed Grant
2009 United Way Grant through Deloitte
2010 Roth Family Foundation

Supporters

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