altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.
the activity of donating to such persons or purposes in this way: to devote one's later years to philanthropy.
a particular act, form, or instance of this activity: The art museum was their favorite philanthropy.
an organization devoted to helping needy persons or to other socially useful purposes.
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How to use philanthropy in a sentence
Contact tracing, covid recovery, basic income, climate, philanthropy, and leading with innovation are just some of the topics we’ll discuss.Hear from Innovator of the Decade Marc Benioff at EmTech MIT | Caroline da Cunha | September 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
“Choosing not to test those who are asymptomatic is like saying we won’t fight the fire until it reaches the second floor,” said Brian Castrucci, chief executive officer of health philanthropy the de Beaumont Foundation.America Doesn’t Have a Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One. | by Caroline Chen | September 1, 2020 | ProPublica
It was created through a combination of philanthropy and support from a range of nations in order to provide this well-proven public-health tool of vaccines to the poorest countries of the world who otherwise might not have access.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 27, 2020 | Freakonomics
Camelback acts as an incubator that helps support innovative and diverse leaders, so Walker and his team go out and recruit investors and philanthropies to fund their startups.
The policy proposals will be shared with governors, both presidential campaigns, national political committees and leaders in other sectors, like philanthropy and education.Sacramento Report: Ethnic Studies Dispute Pits CSU Against Lawmakers | Sara Libby and Maya Srikrishnan | July 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
This huge transfer, the researchers believe, will usher in what they call “a golden age of philanthropy.”
Having worked in philanthropy myself, I can say that these figures are astounding.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of | Jay Michaelson | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Patreon was founded in San Francisco as a means of making arts philanthropy more accessible.Only in the Age of Crowdfunding: $40K Potato Salad | April Siese | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Although he has been involved in philanthropy and civic affairs, McCormick has never run for office before.Candidates in Maine, Nebraska, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., Challenge Republicans and Democrats Alike | Linda Killian | July 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ronaldo also does more than the perfunctory share of philanthropy that we expect from our athletic superstars.Why It’s Still OK to Hate Sexy Bastard Cristiano Ronaldo After He Saved Team USA | Emily Shire | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have never known a trader in philanthropy who was not wrong in his head or heart somewhere or other.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
It is impossible for the worshippers of a tyrannical, partial, and cruel God to practise the duties of justice and philanthropy.Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
This was done partly out of philanthropy, partly because nothing is so efficient as dosing to take away prejudice!The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
It will be one of the fine ladies who are interested in philanthropy and politics.Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
Sensibility was a cultivated virtue, and philanthropy a pastime.Mary Wollstonecraft | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for philanthropy
the practice of performing charitable or benevolent actions
love of mankind in general
- philanthropist or philanthrope (ˈfɪlənˌθrəʊp), noun
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