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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 official subsequently urged locals and philanthropists to support these organisations and to provide the needed items to the two institutes.
Al Mansouri extended his appreciation to the philanthropists and donors.
The official sought support of humanitarian organisations and local philanthropists to provide those items to the two institutes.
Major contributions by Chinese and Chinese-American philanthropists are having a dramatic and positive effect -- widening access to higher education, advancing innovations in health research and science and supporting the arts and culture," Stewart Kwoh, head of the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative's executive committee, said in a statement.
5 million for the center while a philanthropist Mohammad Sharif had provided 84 kits for this center.
The registration of philanthropists and welfare organisations, traders
UHNW philanthropists in the US are most numerous, most generous and give most frequently, the report points out.
At the GQ Men of the Year Awards, Tony Blair was named Philanthropist of the Year which says just one thing - the arty-farty mob running the mag have lost the plot.
The Index shows that the motivations of the philanthropists surveyed vary among the four regions and are largely rooted in local history and culture.
Chan sets a new record because it comes from philanthropists under 30-the first time donors that young have made the biggest contribution-2013 is also notable because of a strong rebound in the number of gifts of $100-million or more.
After much research, we narrowed the list down to a few philanthropists that have selflessly given the most, relative to their net worth.
Tressell's The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, has become a classic of working-class literature since its first publication in 1914.