Examples of donation in a Sentence
The organization is funded by private donations.
We are grateful for the donation of whatever you can afford to give.
trying to encourage the donation of blood
Recent Examples of donation from the Web
Mr. Upton, who has received more than $2 million in campaign donations from oil and gas companies and electric utilities over the course of his career, won the chairmanship and has coasted comfortably to re-election since.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise donations to go to The Friends of Rickwood Field, a nonprofit organization that maintains the field throughout the year and promotes its importance in baseball's Negro League history.
The event is free, but registration is required and a donation $5 to $10 is appreciated by NWIPA.
Greene said that the $25 participation fee for non-veterans, combined with donations, raised exactly $1,500.
Park Superintendent Dan Wenk says due to an outpouring of donations the park established the Yellowstone Resources Rewards Fund.
For the sun-sensitive, bring an umbrella and unpack the tie-dye, make a donation, or Seattle Center may be truly free of the festival next year.
Police said Shodiqin has had an active role in raising donations for a radical Islamic boarding school in Poso, a region of Central Sulawesi where a Muslim-Christian conflict killed at least 1,000 people from 1998 to 2002.
Those who want to paint a ceramic tile for display on the museum’s exterior will have the opportunity to do so for a $20 donation.
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Origin and Etymology of donation
Middle English donatyowne, from Latin donation-, donatio, from donare to present, from donum gift; akin to Latin dare to give — more at date
First Known Use: 15th century
DONATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of donation for English Language Learners
: something (such as money, food, clothes, etc.) that you give in order to help a person or organization
: something (such as blood or a body organ) that you give to a hospital or clinic so that it can be given to someone who needs it
DONATION Defined for Kids
Definition of donation for Students
: something given to help those in need a donation to charity
Legal Definition of donation
1 : the making of an especially charitable gift
2 in the civil law of Louisiana : a voluntary transfer of ownership of property from one person to another — compare sale disguised donation : a transfer of property (as a sale) that does not have a sufficient reciprocal consideration (as a proportional price) so that it is considered a gratuitous donation and must meet the statutory requirements for a donation (as a notarial act) to be valid —called also donation in disguise — compare simulation donation inter vivos \-ˌin-tər-ˈvī-ˌvōs, -ˌin-ter-ˈvē-ˌvōs\ : a donation that transfers property owned by the donor and that takes effect upon the donee's acceptance — compare gift inter vivos at gift donation mortis causa \-ˈmȯr-tis-ˈkȯ-zə, -ˈmȯr-tēs-ˈkau̇-sä\ : a donation that is to take effect on the donor's death and that is revocable — compare gift causa mortis at gift
3 : something that is transferred by a donation
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