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
Half of the money was donated in 2017 by philanthropist Sarah Belk Gambrell and her Gambrell Foundation.
His father was a philanthropist and investment banker; his mother a civil rights lawyer.
That's when philanthropists Sue and Lester Smith phoned the Joyce Proler Shechter Spirit of Life Award recipients, Renee and Alan Helfman, with an announcement: the Smiths planned to donate $250,000 in the Helfmans honor.
Syd was a noted philanthropist and supported many worthwhile causes.
Alvin Sherman, a developer and philanthropist, passed away January 26th, a month shy of his 96th birthday.
Funding for the add-ons was made available through a $1 million gift from the late philanthropist Conrad Prebys, whose name is now attached to the Ramona Boys & Girls Club.
The fascinating and beauteous Roman city of Arles in Provence is enjoying a vital artistic renaissance, due in no small part to the vision and generosity of the cultural philanthropist Maja Hoffmann.
The event sounds routine, except for the fact that the philanthropists were all members of the Jewish Teen Foundation, a philanthropic council of local high school students.
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