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(of a person or organization) seeking to promote the welfare of others, especially by donating money to good causes; generous and benevolent.‘they receive financial support from philanthropic bodies’
charitable, generous, benevolent, humanitarian, public-spirited, altruistic, socially concerned, magnanimous, munificent, open-handed, bountiful, liberal, ungrudging, unstinting, generous to a fault, beneficent, benignant, caring, compassionate, solicitous, unselfish, selfless, humane, kind, kind-hearted, big-heartedView synonyms
- ‘Mr Bains said NRIs were making many philanthropic investments for social welfare and community projects.’
- ‘There are also a few nice unexpected touches, such as a list of the benefits of making a donation to charity or some other philanthropic gesture.’
- ‘Service learning often relies on a notion of volunteerism, charity or philanthropic effort.’
- ‘Dr. Shetty is convinced that young doctors are becoming philanthropic, charitable, and spiritual.’
- ‘Mittal's donation will propel him into the ranks of Britain's most philanthropic citizens.’
- ‘The family was philanthropic; a large bequest to the University of Melbourne created its Baillieu Library.’
- ‘But she's a philanthropic person - her charitable foundation's done a lot of work.’
- ‘They were scheduled at a meeting of the Gill Foundation, a philanthropic human rights organization.’
- ‘The sincerely philanthropic Kraft's generosity isn't spread evenly in some cases.’
- ‘There are philanthropic organizations that raise money from the public and channel it to needy parents.’
- ‘With any luck, a few of these philanthropic people will also help others a bit closer to home.’
- ‘Because you're a business, you're not a charity, you're not a philanthropic body.’
- ‘For much of our history medical care was delivered by religious organisations or philanthropic individuals and institutions.’
- ‘If you feel philanthropic, find a charity that matches your interests.’
- ‘He is involved in numerous other charities and philanthropic causes.’
- ‘Many financial contributions to universities are philanthropic and truly generous in nature.’
- ‘But he made it a priority to be very, very philanthropic, very generous with his own money.’
- ‘The couple - let us call them Henry and Julie - have devoted their lives to public service and philanthropic causes.’
- ‘He is also actively involved in the Grove Foundation, a private philanthropic organization.’
- ‘His family enjoys the goodwill of doing philanthropic services through a charitable trust for decades.’
Late 18th century: from French philanthropique, from Greek philanthrōpos ‘man-loving’ (see philanthrope).
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