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
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.
With the help of some well-resourced benefactors, including Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, the survivors organized an extraordinary rally in D.C. and sister marches around the country in a mere six weeks.
Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, the Bernheim Arboretum and Forest benefactor, bought the home in 1900 and worked on improvement plans with the Frederick Law Olmsted firm for two years to create the current Italianate style architecture.
Now, Bannon’s longtime benefactors, secretive Manhattan billionaires Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, along with the rest of Breitbart’s board, are considering ousting Bannon as the company’s chairman, WSJ reports.
And Cuba's longtime benefactor, the left-wing government of Venezuela, is hard-pressed to curtail its own economic free fall.
Greer’s boyfriend Cory, whose career falls apart after a family tragedy, and Faith’s benefactor, the fabulously wealthy Emmet Shrader, who is reminiscent of former Steinem paramour Mort Zuckerman, don’t resonate like the women in the book.
Had this tenet been followed, the benefactor’s beef would be with the policies that the board has set for the special-purposes fund.
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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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