Examples of philanthropy in a Sentence
- For many years, Microsoft has used corporate philanthropy to bring technology to people who can't get it otherwise, donating more than $3 billion in cash and software to try to bridge the digital divide. —Bill Gates, Time, 11 Aug. 2008
- Cooper, born in New York City in 1791, was himself an inventor and a hands-on industrialist, whose fortune got its start in the glue business, greatly expanded in the iron industry, eventually included more than half the telegraph lines in the United States, and was significantly invested in philanthropy and the cause of public education. —John Updike, New York Review of Books, 10 Aug. 2006
- In conditions of anarchy, a crude and violent order, based upon brute force and psychopathic ruthlessness, soon establishes itself, which regards philanthropy not as a friend but as an enemy and a threat. —Theodore Dalrymple, National Review, 26 Sept. 2005
The family's philanthropy made it possible to build the public library.
among the industrialist's philanthropies was a college scholarship fund for deserving students from the inner city
Recent Examples of philanthropy from the Web
But even the world’s richest philanthropy can’t make up for Trump administration cuts, says CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
The Eagle Scout idea dovetailed with the hospital's Musicians Care program, which is funded through philanthropy, Macias said.
But that’s one of the things the philanthropy supports.
Traditional philanthropy for wealthy women was to help a hospital or school.
In a twist, the trust that manages money for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest public health philanthropies, is the biggest outside investor in Coca-Cola Femsa, which is the largest Coke bottler outside the United States.
More targeted local philanthropy also happens via the Questival, a 24-hour adventure race in which teams of two to six people compete for prizes in fitness and teambuilding challenges.
But even then, corporate philanthropy can't make up for thinning public budgets that make up the vast bulk of social services funding.
Parker, a student of philanthropy, was selected based on her commitment to improving her community through kindness and for her idea to host a clothing swap and menstrual product drive, organized by and benefiting IUPUI students.
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How Should You Use philanthropy?
With its anthro- root, philanthropy means literally "love of mankind". Thus, philanthropy is giving money for a purpose or cause benefiting people who you don't personally know. (Animals are usually included as well.) Individuals have often set up their own permanent philanthropic organizations in the form of foundations. The greatest American philanthropists have included Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller, but tens of millions of us could be considered philanthropists on a much smaller scale.
Origin and Etymology of philanthropy
First Known Use: circa 1623See Words from the same year
Synonymsalms, benefaction, beneficence, charity, donation, contribution
Antonymscheapness, closeness, meanness, miserliness, parsimony, penuriousness, pinching, selfishness, stinginess, tightness, ungenerosity
Related Wordsoffering, tithe; bequest, endowment, legacy; aid, assistance, dole, handout, relief, welfare; grant, subsidy; benevolence, bestowal, largesse (also largess), present, presentation
Near Antonymsconserving, economizing, economy, frugality, husbandry, providence, scrimping, skimping, thrift; conservation, saving; husbanding, managing; scraping; cutting back
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