of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent: a philanthropic foundation.
- Sometimes phil·an·throp·i·cal .
- phil·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·phil·an·throp·ic, adjective
- non·phil·an·throp·i·cal, adjective
- pseu·do·phil·an·throp·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·phil·an·throp·i·cal, adjective
- pseu·do·phil·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·phil·an·throp·ic, adjective
- un·phil·an·throp·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use philanthropic in a sentence
Giving Tuesday, on Facebook and beyond, has ballooned into a philanthropic bonanza and is now the biggest thing since Cyber Monday.Climate action: Fear hasn’t motivated people, so let’s get them excited | matthewheimer | September 22, 2020 | Fortune
Ban’s glowing boxes are part of the “Tokyo Toilet Project,” a series of 17 public toilets in Shibuya commissioned for redesign by the Nippon Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by motorboat racing kingpin Ryoichi Sasakawa.Loo with a view: Would you dare to use Tokyo’s transparent public toilets? | claychandler | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
City leaders joined Chicago Public Schools and philanthropic groups in creating Chicago Connected, a $50 million initiative to provide 100,000 students with free high-speed internet for four years.Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19 | Sujata Gupta | September 8, 2020 | Science News
Those higher taxes should apply to philanthropic donations of capital gains too, Sorkin argues.How CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin Would Close the Wealth Gap | Eromo Egbejule | August 26, 2020 | Ozy
A glossy ad campaign or generous philanthropic commitment won’t be enough.
For years she has done philanthropic work with third world countries, and those affected by major disasters.
The NCF was created, back in 1982 or so, to maximize hard right-wing evangelical Christian philanthropic giving.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of | Jay Michaelson | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I can easily imagine him performing at the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh or at other philanthropic music events.
Another major philanthropic cause was the Clinton Global Initiative.
Some of his philanthropic efforts are a little more light-hearted.David Bailey’s ‘Stardust’ Shows a Keen Eye for Fine Faces | Chloë Ashby | February 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His superior talents and untiring industry were under the direction of philanthropic and Christian impulses.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
And for how many noble and philanthropic objects has he not exerted his artistic resources!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
A system of supplying school-children with penny dinners is the latest philanthropic movement.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It was commenced in 1883, from a philanthropic feeling, but must rank among trade societies as much as many others.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
He might have been interested in orphan schools, charity organisations, or any other philanthropic movement.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for philanthropic
showing concern for humanity, esp by performing charitable actions, donating money, etc
- philanthropically, adverb
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