fund·​raise ˈfənd-ˌrāz How to pronounce fundraise (audio)
variants or fund-raise
fundraised or fund-raised; fundraising ˈfənd-ˌrā-ziŋ How to pronounce fundraise (audio) or fund-raising; fundraises or fund-raises
intransitive : to engage in the organized activity of raising funds to support a cause, campaign, etc.
He donated megabucks to all the trendy charities, and she served on the boards of everything. Perfect combination. He was generous and she was smart and well-organized. She could also fund-raise with the best of them.Sue Grafton
transitive : to obtain (money) through fundraising activities
About $9000 has been fundraised to cover the costs of flights with the Joss Group contributing $500 after Mrs. Michael appealed for help from Border businesses.Anthony Bunn

Examples of fundraise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nonprofit has 24 branches internationally, with 8,000 members who volunteer at fundraising events on behalf of the foundation. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2024 In December 2020, the Sacramento City Council was scheduled to take a vote to endorse that site and permit the zoo to begin fundraising efforts. Marcus D. Smith, Sacramento Bee, 9 May 2024 Report for America provides funding for up to half of the reporter’s salary during their time with us, and IndyStar is fundraising the remainder. Caroline Beck, The Indianapolis Star, 9 May 2024 The Federal Election Commission, which enforces federal campaign finance law, released an advisory opinion last week clearing the way for candidates for president and Congress to fundraise for groups working to pass or defeat ballot measures. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 7 May 2024 More:Evers considering lawsuit against Republicans for refusing to release PFAS funding Last month, Republicans on the committee ignored Evers' call to hold a meeting to release the PFAS funding, opting instead to fundraise in Washington D.C. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2024 The gala, which fundraises for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, is known for having a very secretive guest list. Vogue, 7 May 2024 Chinese firms have had trouble fundraising in recent years, even after U.S. regulators in 2022 finally gained access to audit documents for companies in China and Hong Kong. William Gavin, Quartz, 6 May 2024 Arizona fake electors:Congressional candidate Anthony Kern fundraises off his indictment Sasha Hupka covers county government and election administration for The Arizona Republic. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 2 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fundraise was in 1956

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“Fundraise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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