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
Recent Examples of philanthropy from the Web
Lewis remained ubiquitous, however, thanks to his philanthropy.
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Bill Gates, whose philanthropy has contributed to that growth, called for turning back boats of would-be migrants in the Mediterranean and said the influx to Germany is unsustainable.
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Magnified Giving has announced a successful completion of the first week of Camp Give, the new summer youth philanthropy program.
Camp Give is a week-long day camp with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and engaging children in philanthropy.
JFS President and CEO Danielle Hartman said the agency will be forever grateful to Bernard Sherman for his generosity and philanthropy to JFS.
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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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