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
There is not much daylight between progressives inciting campus anger at the Koch brothers’ philanthropy and an authoritarian Hungarian demagogue inciting voter anger at philanthropist George Soros.
Outside of Koch Industries, the brothers are deeply involved in philanthropy and politics, bolstering conservative organizations that include Americans for Prosperity and the Cato Institute.
The very definition of the nearly century-old Miss America pageant has been recast into a scholarship competition that instead highlights women's talents, philanthropy and leadership.
Following two years of extensive renovations, the resulting Hauser & Wirth outpost is a stunning space where the Wirths' interests in art, nature, community, philanthropy and family have been brought together.
Like the Netherlands, which ranks high on global indices for charitable giving and joining clubs, south-western Michigan has high rates of philanthropy and personal trust.
Small endowments, drops in philanthropy and low investment also exacerbated financial woes.
The modern raison d'etre for all royals is to prove their worth through philanthropy and public service.
BET’s annual telecast celebrates black excellence in music, film, TV, sports and philanthropy and will air live June 24 from the Microsoft Theater at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
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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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: the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people
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