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
In addition to veterans, the foundation also supports organizations and programs that encourage philanthropy, children with life-limiting conditions, equal access to human rights and nutrition in underserved communities.
The Monitor is following three mothers whose lives are touched by Mr. Kaiser’s philanthropy, from quality daycares and early-reading classes to prison-diversion programs and family planning.
Beyond her production work and philanthropy, the 53-year-old invests her money in massive homes (eh, mansions) across the country.
Penny Wars G9 Penny Wars is a weeklong project designed to inspire youth philanthropy, leadership and social entrepreneurship while supporting Gold in September's mission.
The event brings together more than 400 people spanning the worlds of art, fashion, and philanthropy, with proceeds benefiting the museum and its art and educational initiatives.
The list, which was released in late January, honors 100 badass female visionaries in 10 categories, including health and wellness, philanthropy, fashion, food, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).
Additionally, the brand has also pledged to support its newest spokesmodel's Kode With Klossy philanthropy, which provides programming training to young girls, by funding special events and scholarships to Kode With Klossy coding camps.
Novogratz’s billionaire survival tactic seems to be a blend of excessive personal spending, over-the-top philanthropy, and meditation.
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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.
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Definition of philanthropy for English Language Learners
: the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people
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