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
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Others, like President Gerald Ford's pre-emptive pardon of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton's still unbelievable pardon of Marc Rich, the wealthy former husband of his political benefactor, rightly cause an uproar.
Thanks to its biggest benefactor, Orlando Ballet hopes to start construction on a game-changing new headquarters in a matter of months.
But his benefactor had a limited time to enjoy his purchase.
And collections that were opened to the public by wealthy owners as vanity projects or tax strategies are closing as their benefactors get bored, tire of losing money or die.
The fall in trade between the countries, from $8.5bn in 2012 to $2.2bn in 2016, caused Cuba’s first recession since the collapse of the Soviet Union, its benefactor during the cold war.
The strains in the relationship between Bannon and his financial benefactors had become evident late last year.
The Yawkey Foundation has reportedly asked for the street signs bearing the names of its benefactors.
Before Tuesday’s, the Art institute’s largest cash gift was announced in 2016, a $35 million donation from one of its steadiest benefactors, the late Massachusetts collector Dorothy Braude Edinburg.
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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.
BENEFACTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of benefactor for English Language Learners
: someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money
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