Noun(1) voluntary promotion of human welfare
(1) he acquired a considerable fortune and was noted for his philanthropy(2) Making a passionate plea for more public philanthropy in arts, she is of the opinion that industrial houses should take up this cause.(3) The editors of BLACK ENTERPRISE recognize that philanthropy is the giving of money, time, and talent.(4) A law that promotes the activities of corporate philanthropy would certainly help - but these are medium or long-term solutions.(5) No one has the money to invest in philanthropy unless there is some business payback.(6) Still, regardless of the motivation, their philanthropy benefited people in need and deserves appreciation.(7) Walker practiced generous philanthropy in support of black men and women; and she encouraged her sales agents to do likewise.(8) In Europe, they are more likely to see private philanthropy as complementary to state action.(9) It was certainly not pure philanthropy which made them display all that untiring fervor in order to curb the slave trade on the high seas and so halt the development of countries which still maintained slaves.(10) A municipal donation sets a good example of philanthropy at work, but a poor one of financial responsibility concerning taxpayers' money.(11) Both novels expose middle-class desires for social control and the inability of philanthropy to alleviate poverty.(12) a philanthropy was incorporated to help oldsters obtain benefits like pension rights(13) Hunter's spirit of philanthropy is one shared by many of his fellow countrymen and women - self-made people driven to give something back.(14) No society has ever devoted so many of its resources to philanthropy for humanitarian and social benefit.(15) He has betrayed those who, out of genuine philanthropy , donated money to his campaigns.(16) In Africa, private philanthropy is buying vaccines for measles and hepatitis.
(1) philanthropy :: philanthropy
1. benevolence ::
2. generosity ::
4. public-spiritedness ::
5. altruism ::
6. social conscience ::
7. charity ::
9. brotherly love ::
11. magnanimity ::
13. liberality ::
14. largesse ::
17. beneficence ::
19. humanity ::
20. kindness ::
22. compassion ::
1. parsimony ::
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