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
Initiated by Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam awards recognize teen entrepreneurs who self-identify as Jewish and contribute to establishing methods for social change in the communities around them.
Hill Harper, an actor, best-selling author and philanthropist, will receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Education.
Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success.
A 75-year-old woman from Michigan, a longtime activist and philanthropist in her community, died on an African safari after being attacked by a hippopotamus.
On July 25, Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of Frank Sinatra and a prominent philanthropist, passed away at the age of 90.
Boca Raton philanthropists Jane and Alan Cornell recently provided financial support to the Jewish National Fund to help build a child care center at the new state-of-the-art medical center JNF has built in the Halutza region in Israel.
After watching a short film about the late philanthropist’s life, Shriver’s son Timothy Shriver accepted the award, first telling Obama that his late mother would have loved the former First Lady.
The original club, cofounded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Allen and musician Dave Stewart, was named for its location in a former hospital.
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