Examples of philanthropist in a Sentence
- Among his converts was Arthur Tappan, a New York textile merchant and philanthropist who sheltered and guided the development of the antislavery movement through its long early years by dint of sheer openhandedness. —Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam, (1998) 2005
- John D. was indisputably a great philanthropist. He took care of his family first, of course; but he founded the University of Chicago in 1892, the Rockefeller Institute (now Rockefeller University) in 1901, and the Rockefeller Foundation in 1911, and made other substantial gifts along the way. —Robert M. Solow, New Republic, 23 Dec. 2002
- You had to admire it and admire the man, who sat now like a benign locust, his slender insectile body swamped in a black leather chair, leaning over the desk, all smiles, a parasite disguised as a philanthropist. —Zadie Smith, White Teeth, 2000
- … a hundred-and-one-year-old Jewish philanthropist in Hartsdale named Henry J. Gaisman donated two and a quarter million dollars to the Archdiocese to purchase the property and preserve the integrity of the landmark. —Brendan Gill, New Yorker, 10 June 1991
Recent Examples of philanthropist from the Web
As a philanthropist who is involved in a wide range of causes including human rights, community building, and environmentalism, Von Furstenberg wanted to help.
On the same day as posting her missive about Ms Jarrett, Ms Barr also tweeted that Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary, was married to a nephew of George Soros, a philanthropist.
One exception was Marilyn Simons, a philanthropist married to the hedge fund billionaire James Simons.
It is bankrolled by a wealthy philanthropist from Los Angeles, Morris Young, who selected Kansas City as the location for the app's pilot phase, with hopes for expansion nationwide.
The philanthropists that always get their picture in the paper didn’t pay for this.
In 2016, George Soros, the philanthropist who’d later bankroll Krasner’s campaign, backed a dozen reform candidates, and ten of them won.
Democrat Scott Wallace, a philanthropist and grandson of a former vice president, won the Democratic primary for U.S. House in the First District of Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Riordan, a philanthropist and Wells Fargo executive in New Mexico, was partially sucked out of the plane as other passengers struggled to pull her back into her seat.
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: a wealthy person who gives money and time to help make life better for other people
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