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Nonprofit Executive Faculty

Salvatore Alaimo, MS, PhD, CVA

Salvatore Alaimo

Dr. Salvatore Alaimo is an Associate Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in philanthropy and nonprofit administration. He is an accomplished author and recently produced his first film, a documentary entitled “What is Philanthropy?” that enhances our understanding of the concept of giving and its role in our lives and American society.

Professor Alaimo has nine years experience working at nonprofit organizations, including the United Way and the Girl Scouts, and has also consulted for nonprofits including the National Benevolent Association, the University of Georgia, Georgia Ballet, International Rescue Committee, United Way, and the Latin American Association, among others.

Professor Alaimo earned his MS in Urban Studies from Georgia State University and his PhD in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University. He is certified in volunteer administration (CVA) and is an alum of the United Way’s Volunteer Involvement Program, a board training program.