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
First, Barr accused Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, of being married to a nephew of billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Winfrey will deliver a keynote address remembering the anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist who would have turned 100 this year.
Though Theodor Geisel died in 1991, his widow, the philanthropist Audrey Geisel — who still lives in town — keeps his legacy alive and protected.
In 1997, Sotheby’s New York sold the piece on behalf of Evelyn Sharp, the late philanthropist and hotelier, to an unnamed private buyer.
Orban made Soros the main enemy in recent elections, with a vicious, anti-Semitic campaign falsely denouncing the philanthropist as plotting to drown Hungary with Muslim refugees.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused George Soros, the Jewish billionaire philanthropist who survived Nazi persecution, of fomenting anti-Semitism by helping immigrants come to Europe, MTI state news service reported.
Mr Soros has been scapegoated by the nationalist Fidesz government, which blames the Jewish billionaire philanthropist for much that goes wrong in Hungary.
The billionaire philanthropist and former New York City mayor will head to Houston to address Rice University's newest graduates on May 12.
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