Examples of benefactor in a Sentence
With the help of a rich benefactor he set up a charity.
an anonymous benefactor gave the school a dozen new computers
Recent Examples of benefactor from the Web
Killingly's program has another ace in benefactor Michael Herklots, a 1998 KHS graduate and founder of the Learning for Life Fund.
Earlier in his term, Trump tried to change the dynamics of the crisis by forcing the North and its main economic benefactor, China, to reconsider Washington's willingness to start a war.
John Flint, of Massachusetts, was a key benefactor of Flint Medical College.
The aid dried up as oil prices tumbled and leaked audiotapes appeared to show el-Sissi speaking poorly of his Saudi benefactors.
Waterford likes to see himself as a generous benefactor, giving Offred Scrabble and magazines and some small measure of freedom.
Mr. Soros, a benefactor of civil society groups in his native Hungary and elsewhere, founded the C.E.U. in 1991 and endowed it to operate as an independent American institution in Hungary.
Gilbert mysteriously appeared in Bloodline's second season as a wealthy benefactor who could help John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler) in his ultimately unsuccessful run for sheriff.
Black is earning money working on the construction of a bed and breakfast his benefactor plans to open soon.
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A benefactor may be involved in almost any field. One may endow a scholarship fund; another may give money to expand a library; still another may leave a generous sum to a hospital in her will. The famous benefactions of John D. Rockefeller included the gifts that established the University of Chicago, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Rockefeller University. Many benefactors have reported that giving away their money turned out to be the most rewarding thing they ever did.
First Known Use of benefactor
BENEFACTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of benefactor for English Language Learners
: someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money
BENEFACTOR Defined for Kids
Definition of benefactor for Students
: someone who helps another especially by giving money
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