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philanthropy

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1 a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution
  • among the industrialist's philanthropies was a college scholarship fund for deserving students from the inner city

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2 the giving of necessities and especially money to the needy
  • much dedicated to philanthropy, the industrialist maintains a surprisingly modest lifestyle

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The first known use of philanthropy was circa 1623

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“Philanthropy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/philanthropy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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