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
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The conference is a unique setting that convenes individuals with the capital, power and influence to move the world forward meet face-to-face with those whose expertise and creativity are reinventing industry, philanthropy and media.
The project is partly self-funded: The hospital was approved for $125 million through the state bond commission, and Nickens hopes to raise the remainder through philanthropy.
As his trophy and flea market businesses grew, Levy became active in charities and philanthropy by donating heavily to various organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
Each woman is exceptional in her own right, though they're connected by three commonalities: family, philanthropy, and fashion.
The Shermans were known for their philanthropy, giving tens of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals, and the United Jewish Appeal, according to reports.
Allies of the network — about 700 of them — are meeting this weekend to discuss the intersection of policy, politics and philanthropy in 2018 and beyond.
Though that's certainly the spookiest explanation, some historians believe that the house was just a strange means of philanthropy.
Anthony Anderson will host the two-hour special, which will honor the Bay Area actor for his career, philanthropy and continuing leadership in the area of social justice.
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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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