Philanthropist


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Philanthropist

A wealthy individual who gives money to charity or other programs designed to help others. The term is most applicable when the individual starts his/her own organization to promote pet programs. For example, Bill Gates established the Gates Foundation to perform a variety of philanthropic activities such as agricultural development and the establishment of libraries.
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The Philanthropist beseeched parents to monitor children to prepare for the BECE and nothing else.
The Bridgespan Group's new report, 'Bold Philanthropy in India: Insights from Eight Social Change Initiatives', highlights the efforts of bold philanthropists who are working to eliminate tuberculosis in India, lift millions of rural farmers irreversibly out of poverty, dramatically improve learning outcomes, and help the nation's municipal services keep pace with a rising urban population, among other challenges.
The organisers of the annual award held at the Mauve 21 event centre, Ibadan disclosed that the Female Philanthropist category was a competitive award as the woman picked the honour ahead many other prominent women for her contributions to sports, child support, poverty alleviation, media and education.
Since 2008, the annual Forbes list has featured not only philanthropists who have made the news with their donations in the past year but also those with a long record of supporting worthy causes.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari also visited the ailing philanthropist on Saturday and spent time with orphans at the Edhi home in Clifton.
"We aim for our 2010 Philanthropy Report to be an excellent tool in highlighting Merseyside's giving past, as well as being a platform to draw attention to the next generation of philanthropists who continue to achieve positive social change in our communities."
How do we get more philanthropists to think like the American physician?
In the October issue of George magazine, Ifill wrote that the openly gay philanthropist should "unpack his bags." In this election year the White House views Hormel's role as martyr to GOP intolerance as more valuable than that of ambassador, she said in the article, adding that "Luxembourg is not exactly a critical post."
Thanks to New York philanthropist Virginia Gilder, we have a glimpse of a possible grand compromise in Albany's Giffen Memorial Elementary.
If you are a philanthropist, volunteer, philanthropist, or a person who helped you in a difficult life situation, fill out an application to participate in the contest.
Kwame Edusie-Bawauh, a former Ghana Ambassador to the United States of America, a physician, business executive and philanthropist who concerns himself with youth development, women and children empowerment, performed the presentation.